Skip Nav
Hillary Clinton
An Homage to the Many Pantsuits of Hillary Clinton
This Aussie Bride Didn't Need a Poufy Wedding Gown to Make a Statement, She Did It in a Sheer Lace Dress
31 Halloween Costumes That Are Really Just an Excuse to Shop at Zara

where are we going from here?

>>  Is it the end of a "designer century"?  Every once in a while, Suzy Menkes publishes an absolutely standout article, and yesterday was one of those days.   

She explored the idea that there will soon no longer be room for designers like Karl Lagerfeld or Yves Saint Laurent -- who built up up a cult of personality and very much have the focus of the brand on themselves.  "Brand managers now believe that too much focus on the designer is detrimental... New designers are being tapped more for their ability to come up with saleable merchandise than for their charisma."   

It will definitely be interesting to see how the increasing corporatization of designers plays out in the next decade or so, especially since character has played such a part in the success of designers for so long now (Karl, Yves, Coco, John Galliano... the list goes on). 

Around The Web
Join The Conversation

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds