We take a lot of inspiration from legends of our past: culturally, politically, fashion-wise, and sometimes, in rare cases, all of the above.
Those with the capacity for such an inspirational image and storyline for themselves are qualified as Icons. They come in all shapes and sizes, all backgrounds, ethnicities, time periods, and genders. Contrary to common thought, our opinion is that stars don’t live forever. Sometimes they are lost along the way; we forget about them. We take the duty upon ourselves to reignite their flame and their shine, and to continue appreciating and discussing their timeless allure.
Our first instalment goes to Anna May Wong. At a time where Hollywood was still a factory of dreams -in a still very segregated USA- Anna May Wong, an actress originating from Hong Kong, became one of the best dressed women in the world, showing us that fashion can also become a tool for social claim and change. Fashion may easily be misconstrued as a superficial hobby, but Miss Wong is proof of fashion’s unpredictable strength that carries with it the potential for cultural impact.