"Fashion is instant language," said Miuccia Prada. It is also a craft, a science, and a colossal global business. As a fortunate fashion editor, I have interviewed iconic contemporary designers, from the maestros Jimmy Choo and Kenzo Takada to the rising star Grace Wales Bonner. I've covered major catwalk shows, hot collaborations and charted the progress of the most prestigious houses in the industry. But I have also reported on socio-political trends: think modest fashion, game-changing transgender models and governments banning animal fur. I've written about the brands attempting to cut greenhouse emissions, use recycled plastic and champion fair pay, and – helpfully – gleaned tons of insider tips by hanging around backstage at fashion week. My stories have been published by Yahoo News, CTV News, Fashion Network and Metropolitan Magazine.
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