Daily Links: March 8 2018

  1. 44 Fashion Designers On The Women Who Inspire Their Work: It’s ironic that an industry so catered to women would be run mostly by men, isn’t it? Though females make up 70% of the fashion workforce, they hold less than 25% of senior-level positions. But like some of the most influential names in style history — from Jeanne Lanvin to Coco Chanel — the 44 women ahead used this disparity as motivation to fight their way to the top, disrupting the status quo by all starting companies with the mission of creating clothing for and by women. Because if the fashion industry isn’t going to put women in positions of power, we’re going to put ourselves there. Read more on Refinery 29
  2. The North Face Debuts New “Aluminum” Technical Jackets: The North Face is gearing up to launch the initial European drop from its Black Series with the “Aluminum” collection. Windproof and waterproof, the capsule is made up of four signature pieces, three outerwear styles and one T-shirt. Read more on Highsnobiety
  3. Why Work Wives Are the Future of Fashion: One cool thing about fashion — besides the bedazzled footwear, the outlandish cotton candy-colored fur and the enormous purses — is that a lot of very cool women work in it, a fact worth celebrating on Thursday, which is International Women’s Day. Yet when it comes to being the creative director of a grand design house or starting a splashy e-commerce brand, the boys still outnumber the girls. The three companies here are working to change that, applying an approach that stresses collaboration, communication and practicality to create and sell clothes that women crave. Best of all? They are each run by not one woman, but two! Read more on NY Times
  4. Vogue’s Anna Wintour on the Community and Female Empowerment She Saw at Paris Fashion Week: A few nights ago in Paris, Vogue’s Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour, sat down to a dinner with the president and First Lady of France. Also in attendance were many of the designers who show and base their business in the City of Light. Read more on Vogue

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