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In fashion, lack of female creative directors leave women wanting more

By WITW Staff on October 9, 2015

When it comes to designing clothing for women’s bodies, it seems to be a man’s game, Vanessa Friedman of the New York Times argued this week. Of the 91 brands scheduled to show at Paris Fashion Week, fewer than 20 percent have female creative directors – many of whom presented on the “final stretch” of the season. “Where are the women?” she asked.

Crowd favorites Phoebe Philo for Celine, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, and Chitose Abe of Sacai are among the outliers, who received praise for making clothes that women want to wear. Burton’s collection was “made for action, not static posing,” according to Friedman, who said, “Now maybe the industry could follow.”

Read the full story at The New York Times.