Today marks the release of Simon Doonan's (Creative Ambassador of Barneys New York) new book The Asylum. Reminiscing on his adventures in couture through a collection of essays and musings, The Asylum equivocates certain ongoings and icons in the fashion world to people that could be found in a mental institution. It's these colorful personalities and stories though that make the industry what it is, and according to Doonan if you look closely enough there's "lunacy everywhere." Doonan's the embodiment of the book itself; telltale proof that eccentric quirkiness is essential when it comes to great style! We love the narrative and nostalgia that these essays evoke, and if there was ever a way to kick off New York fashion week, it's definitely with thoughts from Simon Doonan.
Today's Read: The Asylum