A Series of Tubes: Fashion Designers vs. The Internet

A Series of Tubes: Fashion Designers vs. The Internet
Orli Sharaby
  • 25 february 2008

Computerphobia seems rampant in the fashion industry – but is a fear of the internet and digital technology stifling creativity and crippling innovation? Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune, tries to get to the bottom of this question in a recent IHT article. Digging deep into the most venerable fashion houses, she tries to determine which designers are clueless about the internet (Miuccia Prada), which are curious but inept (Marc Jacobs), which savvy (Christopher Bailey of Burberry) and which violently repulsed (Alber Elbaz of Lanvin) by this series of tubes Generation Google has embraced.

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