2021 has finally seen the rise of the mature fashion icon on a global scale
From cover star Iris Apfel at 100 to the return of the supers to Fashion Week runways, it seems the couture industry is finally celebrating the incredible style and spending power of the mature woman. We chat to four very stylish women over 50 about their fashion inspiration
Ageism is one of the last “ism”s to go unchallenged and is widely tolerated, especially in relation to women. For decades, the fashion industry has ignored older women. They were the walking dead as far as brands, designers and magazines were concerned: silent, invisible and side-lined because ageing was seen as a disease. Middle-age was judged to be the end of a woman’s attractiveness so older women dressed to blend in or “disappear”. Now however,...