The Genteel
February 28, 2021


FASHIONCLASH. Photograph by Lonneke van der Palen.

The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.


NEW YORKWhitney Art Party. Hosted by the Whitney Contemporaries, the Art Party raises funds to support the Whitney Independent Study Program, as well as other educational initiatives at the Whitney Museum. Skylight Soho, 275 Hudson Street (June 6).

BERLIN - International Design Festival Berlin (DMY Berlin). At the yearly DMY International Design Festival Berlin experimental designers, both renowned and young, launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, reflecting current topics in contemporary design. Airport Berlin Tempelhof (June 6-10). 

DMY Berlin 2012

International Design Festival Berlin.

 Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Michael Kors.
 To conclude the Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis series, New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis talks with Michael Kors, whose fashion label recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary. Kaufman Concert Hall (June 6).

MAASTRICHT - FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012. FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 brings together more than 100 promising talents from 20 countries. A unique platform where aspiring, talented designers and artists can present their work to an international audience. SAMdecorfabriek / Meerssenerweg 215 (June 8-10). Read The Genteel's feature on FASHIONCLASH here. Watch up for upcoming coverage by The Genteel of FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012!

MUNICH René Gruau: Fashion Sketches, 1946 - 2000. The BMW Museum presents approximately 80 prized original works by the legendary fashion and advertising artist, René Gruau, the French-Italian artist, who died in 2004. BMW Museum (until June 30).


Pink Ribbons, Inc. Breast cancer has become the poster child of cause-related marketing campaigns - people walk, run and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? And what happens when a company engages in pinkwashing? Read The Genteel's take on the Movember campaign: Does Movember Measure Up?

Intelligent Life
The Shapes We're In.


New York Magazine - Cut Blog's hilarious best and worst of May fashion magazines. My Little Pony makes a comeback. 

Ecouterre - H&M, J.Crew and Levis garment workers in Cambodia strike over pay.

Wall Street Journal - With a new global clientele, fashion's highest art is on the rise, says the WSJ

Chictopia - Why does decorum get thrown under the bus for online conversations? Chictopia talks about GOMI (Get Off My Internets).

Wall Street Journal - The founding family of French luxury-goods maker Hermès International SCA named a member of its sixth generation to become chief executive next year, cementing its grip as the threat lingers from larger rival LVMH. Read The Genteel's profile on Bernard Arnault and LVMH's attempts at an Hermès takeover.

Telegraph - Fashion's new wave of Made in Britain.

The Economist Intelligent Life - Are you a leggy Edwardian? Or a nip-waisted New Look? With help from four actresses, Isabel Lloyd matches bodies to decades.

Business of Fashion - "...there are so many missed opportunities in the way fashion, as an industry, is currently approaching video content, from planning to production to distribution."



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