The Accidental Icon
If ever you need to give your eyes a rest from the usual, look-at-me, street style fashion fandango, click over to Accidental Icon. Lyn Slater is an academic who writes eloquently about creativity and style and lives her life in monochrome. Her cool aesthetic and unerring sense of style are a tonic for anyone with a preference for pared-down simplicity. With a 40-year career in social work, the 61-year-old now lectures in social justice in New York – and there’s a fantastic feature about her in Uniqlo’s fall/winter Lifewear Book.
‘I’ve always been creative, for me fashion is about performance,’ she tells journalist Alice Newell-Hanson, ‘I reject the idea that there is a set way you must look if you want to make a difference with your life. The vast majority of my readers and my students are young. And I show them that you can still be a rebel at 61.’
Read The Iconclast feature HERE.