Azzedine Alaïa Says The Fashion System Is Unsustainable
“There are too many collections"
In a recent interview with WWD, the Parisian designer Azzedine Alaïa explained his working routine and revealed that even though he does not follow the regular fashion calendar, he is not immune to its pressures. For more than 30 years, the designer has often been sleeping only two hours at night, working from 9 am till late at night. On the current fashion system, Alaïa says, "It's not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach… It's unsustainable. There are too many collections." He also acknowledges that presenting multiple collections a year, which is what is required of his fellow designers, is almost inhumane. He also offers a solution to all this craziness; “creativity”. “Nobody has new ideas every day", so designers need more time.