The top ten fashion writers you need to know
There are fashion influencers and there are fashion writers and then there are fashion opinions that matter and ones that don’t. But here are the top fashion writers of the world whose opinions mean everything to the fashion world – these people have something to say and we’re listening.
In case you’re not sure what fashion writers do: they write. They critique all things fashion; models, designers and trends, in a constructive and positive manner, of course. However, the fashion industry responds to these writers, it’s up to them to provide us with the latest news and trends and so their impact on the industry is HUGE.
This is an obvious one, I know (so I’m not going to introduce her), but she needs to be mentioned, since what she has to say is basically all that matters. In short, she’s known for making fashion a way of life and not just a fun and expensive hobby.
This lady is smart! She’s the only writer to have ever won a Pulitzer Prize for fashion criticism and her opinion changes the fashion industry.
If you don’t at least know Suzy Menkes for her hairstyle, then where on earth have you been!? The international writer has been the main reason for making or breaking a collection and she’s even openly challenged top fashion designers. She’s not one to mess around with.
One of my personal favorites and now one of the most influential people in fashion. You cannot stay clear of her. She’ll state her mind in Harper’s BAZAAR, Vogue and CR Fashion Book. The fashion scene is even taking notes from her personal style.
This fashion writer has upped the circulation for Marie Claire US and the UK and even Harper’s BAZAAR magazine – this says it all.
An oldie, but goody! Cathy has been in the industry for more than 30 years, so she knows what she’s talking about. Her résumé is certainly impressive and she now works as a critic for New York Magazine. She’s known for being completely transparent about her fashion opinions, which is why she has become one of the most trusted fashion writers in the world.
Yes, a man has made his passion for the fashion industry a great success and will keep you updated with his intriguing Instagram account. His interesting views on the industry are definitely something to think about.
The loudest voice in fashion during the 90s, where she completely transformed Harper’s BAZAAR. Now somewhat quieter, but still has a big impact and designers have said that they’ve even reconsidered their designs and visuals because of her.
Frank and one-hundred percent honest – that’s why she’s one of the top fashion journalists in the world. She doesn’t write about clothing, but about masterpieces and it’s her artistic form that has gotten the fashion industry to fall in love with her.
From black models to plus-sized ones, editor of Vogue Italia, Sozzani, fought for them and is the reason they not only appeared on Vogue Italia, but are now the new “norm”. She passed away in 2016, but her impression carries on.
Only real fashionistas will know all ten of these fashion writers. However, they are the reason you see fashion the way it is today and why which trends stay and go and why the stores you shop at carry the products that they do. Next time you think a Kardashian started a trend, think again, because these hidden figures are the loudest voices in fashion.