Letter from the Editors
Kate Nelson: If 2020 has had one constant, it’s change. There’s not a single individual, entity or industry that hasn’t been affected by what has unfolded this year, including the fashion world. Which is why for our feature we asked acclaimed international style writer Laura Antonia Jordan to propose a nuanced, multifaceted answer to the following question: What will the future of fashion look like? And let’s be real — it’s a query that stretches beyond the bounds of style and ultimately reflects society as a whole. The inevitable evolution the fashion industry faces, it seems, is but a microcosm of the colossal change we are witnessing on a global scale. (page 106)
Hayley Saunders: Our autumn issue has always been a celebration of style, and this one is no exception. Natural beauty icon Bobbi Brown talks about inclusivity, aging well and how beauty starts from within in an exclusive Q+A (page 64). Men’s style expert David Coggins shares his 10 defining rules to dress by (page 71). Famed fashion illustrator Donald Robertson, whose artwork graces our cover, shares the stories behind some of his favorite creations (page 194). And the ever chic Chris Plantan waxes poetic about the art of the handwritten note, which has made a comeback in recent months (page 48).
KN: Of course, we always like to surprise you with some unexpected original content. We’re particularly proud to bring you Minneapolis chef Jorge Guzman’s remarkably candid essay about his journey in the restaurant industry, complete with stunning imagery by photographer Brandon Werth (page 186). And we get a sneak peek inside the little-known world of professional sports mascots thanks to writer Brittany Chaffee (page 204).
HS: As we put the finishing touches on our final issue of the year, we can’t help but reflect on the unusual times 2020 has brought — as well as look forward to what lies ahead. We hope you take the time to do the same.
Kate Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, and Hayley Saunders, Managing Editor + Associate Publisher