Canadian designer Jeremy Laing has been doing a lot of soul searching lately. And while he doesn’t have any concrete answers just yet, closing down his own label, as he did this past summer, is certainly giving him added perspective on an industry that’s increasingly quick to make a buck but devastatingly slow to embrace true creativity.
Fittingly, one of his first projects out of the gate was to design the Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics exhibit that opened at Toronto’s Design Exchange Museum this week, a show I co-curated. I caught up with Laing in a back room at the D/X as final show preparations were under way to chat about sartorial self-expression, the politics and perils of the fashion world and what forced one of Canada’s brightest and best designers to call it quits.
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