An extremely interesting reflection on the heritage of a design company: http://www.documentjournal.com/article/louis-vuittons-creative-director-nicolas-ghesquiere-looks-to-the-past-to-se
Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière:
“There are many designers that succumb to a wistful affection for the past, and stay there. Then there are others that are constantly looking for the next best thing, and they forget about their core customer. To be truly successful, one has to look back to move forward. The exploration has to go a bit further; there’s still a certain respect for the patrimony, but also of technology, which is what I like.”
Edmund Burke on the idea of the trust, trustee, and establishment:
“It leaves acquisition free; but it secures what it acquires. Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding on these maxims, are locked fast as in a sort of family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain forever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we hold, we transmit our government and our privileges, in the same manner in which we enjoy and transmit our property and our lives” (E. Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France [Liberty Fund, 1999], p. 122).
As I have pointed out before (http://www.ethicsoffashion.com/fashion-is-right/), fashion is not as radical and progressive as many in the industry seem to think.