When I was 15, I would stay up until the early hours of the morning studying fashion editorials and finding creative ways to cut, stitch, and transform my drab and dated closet of mostly hand me downs into something like what I saw on the entrancing glossy pages. I loved all fashion magazines, but French Vogue was my favorite. I wanted to live in Paris, speak French, wear French designers, and spritz perfume, and above all, imitate French style. My life goal was to become the editor-in-chief of French Vogue.
Twenty years later, my career ambitions have evolved and as reported by WWD, so has Paris’s vision for the future of fashion. Not content with being the style capital of the world, the city of Paris plans to become the sustainable fashion capital by 2024 (we assume that means less of this). The ambitious goal was announced last week by Frédéric Hocquard, the deputy to Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in charge of cultural diversity and nightlife, Antoinette Guhl, a city official in charge of social economy and solidarity, and former fashion journalist and the first editor-in-chief of Jalouse, Isabelle Lefort.
Details on how this goal will be achieved will be released in June 2019. In the meantime, we are celebrating the French commitment to sustainability with our guide to sustainable French style.
By: Laura Jones