The New York Times, Apr. 1, 2016

Hedi Slimane’s Dangerous Legacy

"Mr. Slimane is the fourth designer at a major fashion house to recently leave his post after less than five years." By Vanessa Friedman

[...] To do so, Mr. Slimane also created a model of an all-powerful aesthetic mastermind that has since been adopted by Alessandro Michele at Gucci and has become the dream of many designers. [..]

Fashion has been infected by the contemporary disease of short-termism. And this means “fashion” writ large: not only executives on the corporate side, who in public companies necessarily have to think in reporting quarters, but also the members of the design side, which is not exempt here. [...]