Taina Laaksonen:

Global Fashion Bloggers

© I am Alex Finch
© I am Alex Finch

Global Fashion Bloggers is an online publication that provides first-person accounts of fashion bloggers from cities around the globe. The interviews represent a wide range of experience in fashion blogging, from cities as far apart as Mexico City and Seoul, Korea. Some of the bloggers interviewed are dedicated to documenting the fashion culture of their particular cities. Others are able to provide insights based on their years of experience attending fashion weeks in the major fashion capitals, as well as emerging fashion locales. Each blogger offers his or her unique perspective.

© Wearabout
© Wearabout
© Wearabout
© Wearabout
© Sartorialist
© Sartorialist

The Museum at FIT’s exhibition, Global Fashion Capitals, on view from June 2 - November 14, 2015, examined the rise of established fashion cities such as London, Milan, New York, and Paris, as well as emerging fashion cities, such as Copenhagen, Kiev, and Mumbai. At any given moment, somewhere in the world, a city is hosting a fashion week event. The exhibition’s aim is to broaden our understanding of what constitutes a “fashion capital” and to expand the dialogue on the digitalization and globalization of the fashion industry during the 21st century.

To that end, this digital publication, Global Fashion Bloggers, is intended to complement the exhibition by providing a deeper understanding of the exhibition’s larger themes. One aim is to arouse curiosity and stimulate discussion about fashion and the myriad ways it is presented around the world, both physically and digitally.

© Sartorialist
© Sartorialist
© Lagos Street Style
© Lagos Street Style
© Sartorialist
© Sartorialist

Global Fashion Bloggers was organized by Taina Laaksonen an awardee of the FCINY’s Mobius Fellowship Program, in collaboration with staff at The Museum at FIT. Taina Laaksonen is a producer and fashion educator, active in several fields of digital culture. She has worked for large cultural institutions, including both design universities in Helsinki and at the same time in micro-projects around Europe. Taina Laaksonen has degrees in design, digital culture, and entrepreneurship. The publication is collaboration within the disciplines of fashion, visual culture, and digital media. With special thanks to Julian Clark, MFIT publications coordinator.

© Wearabout
© Wearabout

Mobius