Josh Patner’s Column

I loved Josh Patner’s column in the Style section of The New York Times (“They Make Me A Designer Again”)…It mixed keen personal insights and social observations with heartfelt emotion, and parts of it made me laugh out loud. It’s obvious that Josh is passionate about his craft….and it’s also obvious that there are young ones out there who at the early stages in their designing careers, are passionate as well. This is admittedly a very difficult time to be in the fashion business, and to be designing clothes.

I don’t envy those who are intent on continuing in this career path. As for Josh, as he questions, “Will I ever walk down the runway again? Who knows.” It seems to me that if he decides to embark in another direction, he might think about writing.

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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