After having attended the Vogue 100 festival during the Summer of 2016, I was afforded the opportunity to sit in on a presentation by Jaime Perlman, creative director of Vogue magazine. Looking back in retrospect and over my notes, I’m still sat wondering where the future of fashion photography lies.
After a heated debate on Instagram over a fashion A-lister’s physical appearance, I realise that this is an issue some people feel very strongly about, myself included. I couldn’t help but respond in defense to some of the comments which I found to be completely rude and out of order (I’ve posted some throughout the article for purpose of context):
I’m not completely oblivious to the long reigning standards that have been perpetuated throughout the fashion media, but at which point do we stop ourselves in calling out a model’s size and remember that they are in reality a real person with real feelings?