I admire Azzedine Alaïa for creating his vision on his own terms, and not according to the current fashion industry standards. His thoughts about the un sustainability of today’s fast fashion market, and creating quality vs quantity is an important reminder much forgotten in today’s society. Alaïa stayed true to his craft and vision, which has left an unforgettable impression within the fashion industry.
It’s important to remember artists like Alaïa because he was a visionary. He didn’t follow fashion rules and forced seasonal collections, but created beautiful things when and if he was inspired. I believe it’s important to remember our artistry can be significant or saturated depending on how we value our work. We live in a world where anything and everything is accessible and copied. Art can be a form of activism depending on the intentions of the artist. RIP to Azzedine Alaïa 🙏🏻