The way Barbara Atkin sees it, the role of a fashion director is a lot like that of a teacher. Both, she said, require bringing “huge thought processes” and “a vision” to the table.
That Holt Renfrew’s vice president of fashion direction would use such analogy is no coincidence. Prior to her career in fashion, Atkin was a teacher in Canada’s public school system — mainly in primary schools working with children of recent immigrants and helping them ease the transition and acclimatization to the new culture.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)