What do you know about “the system”? If you’ve read anything about fashion in the past couple of years, probably just enough to know that it’s bad. It needs fixingbeating or pulling out of its existential crisis, depending on what you read. “The system” has become fashion’s equivalent of “the Man”: an indiscriminate term used to gesture towards a host of separate ills within the industry. What’s clearer is that COVID-19 — and the lockdowns that have followed it — has laid these problems bare. In May, the British Fashion Council and the Council of Fashion Designers of America released a joint statement, explaining that the virus had shown that “the fashion system must change.”

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