STACY LONDON | Stylist, Author, Host
Part of the Clothes Are Just Clothes photo series, this is a conversation with THE KIT. Founder and Creative Director Daniel Vosovic and friend, exploring the relationship between fashion and self.
Photographed by Timothy Mulcare
D. A valid concern.
S. It's the wrong word for a new evolved movement, that requires a different set of eyes and skills altogether. This Harvey Weinstein thing as a perfect example. Shit is going down and the patriarchy is really going to change.
D. They're panicking.
S. Women really will run the world. And women of color are finally being given the attention they deserve. They have cultivated their voices in such a profound way. Ava DuVernay is a hero to me. Her film 13th is about slavery to civil rights and prejudice to mass incarceration, which is simply another form of slavery. The #blacklivesmatter movement is so unfortunately NECESSARY. We need more diversity and women like Tracee Ellis Ross, Elaine Welteroth, Paola Mendoza, Luz Towns-Miranda, Linda Sarsour, Cleo Wade, Shishi Rose, Carmen Perez, Danielle Brooks and Ashley Ford are just a few of the young women making a social and cultural impact. Feminism is not JUST feminism as much as it is intersectionality.
There's so much going on sociologically and culturally right now. Sometimes it feels like the world is on fire. So why care about “clothes?” But then I realized the reason I've always been attracted to style and the reason it matters to me, is because this is what identity means to me. Particularly women. In large part, it is how we identify ourselves and others as part of our tribe and I find that endlessly fascinating.