Flare magazine wasn’t the only Canadian pub at New York Fashion Week, despite tweets to the contrary
Toronto has three major Canadian fashion publications—Fashion, Flare and Elle Canada—and, as in any good sector, the goal is always to be number one. Yesterday, the fight for the top spot seemed to have been clearly won by Flare, with fashion director Liz Cabral tweeting from Proenza Schouler’s show at New York Fashion Week, “will be the only Cdn magazine at tonights Proenza Schouler show. No reception @ the venue, look for tweets right after! #nyfw.” We found this particularly surprising, considering Fashion magazine’s beauty director, Lesa Hannah, was a Canadian fashion journalist given access to report on beauty for the Schouler show backstage—which means at least two of the three Canadian fashion bibles were in house. Cabral showed no regret for her hubris, considering her many tweets were left public for the rest of the night, but this morning, without an apology or correction, all whispers of Flare’s access had been deleted.
There was no longer a tweet about Cabral’s exclusive access to Marc Jacobs or Proenza Schouler, and one local member of the media jokingly commented that she wasn’t the only one at Marc Jacobs: Fashion’s fashion news senior editor Sarah Casselman was also in attendance, and everyone in the world (via live feed) had a look at the show. (In case anyone was swayed by Cabral’s reports, Casselman can be spotted in the Marc Jacobs live feed.) Frankly, the fashion industry is full of braggarts, so we’re not totally surprised, but perhaps the next time a fashion pub (that goes for you too, Fashion and Elle) makes claims it can’t back up, it’ll think about its comments before making them public. At the very least we hope that the sparkle from a street style fashion photographer’s flash goes away before someone hits send.