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Luke Meagher is a critic for a new age in fashion. Known online by the handle of Haute le Mode. He pulls apart fashion industries happenings via YouTube videos and Instagram memes. His large following one both platforms find his sassy and bold commentary sharp, hilarious and refreshing.

Gen-Z style commentator and Internet sensation Luke Meagher is bringing his fun, sassy, bitchy and analytical view of the fashion industry to the masses. One upload at a time.

‘Haute’ is French for ‘high-class’ and ‘le mode’ actually Italian for ‘fashion’

Luke knows it doesn’t make sense, but in an interview, he said:

“It’s not supposed to make any sense! The fact that it doesn’t make sense is so much more on brand”

What makes Meagher so popular is his voice, the fact that he isn’t afraid to piss someone off or call them out is what sets him apart.As most criticism is not taken lightly in the fashion world, we’ve seen editors and critics alike banned from attending runway shows for doing their actual job because they’re expressing a point of view that isn’t overly encouraging or admiring. 

Luke Meagher has emerged as a new, modern-day voice in fashion simply because he voices his opinion regardless of who he’s talking about.

In 2018, internet sensation and Gen-Z style commentator Luke Meagher, then 20, claimed the fashion industry was f-cked after deciding the style of the 2010s was uninspired and had no identity. Two years later, that sentiment remains. Meagher, known online by the moniker Haute le Mode, is a critic for a new age in fashion, one who digests industry happenings via YouTube videos and Instagram memes. His followers find his sassy and unabashed commentary sharp and hilarious: He’s not afraid to openly call Clare Waight Keller’s print selection at Givenchy “heinous” or suggest that Maria Grazia Chiuri leave Dior before she destroys it.

“I think I’ve always had my voice in that I’ve always been a little bitchy bitch that’s made snarky comments my entire life about people and things I don’t like,” Meagher says of developing his online persona. “I’ve always said really awful, inappropriate things out loud and waited for people’s reactions, so I felt like I just had to find and cultivate that online, but also in terms of fashion. My tagline is ‘fun, sassy, bitchy, analytical.’”

“I originally started Haute le Mode as a street-style blog,” says Meagher, who has a penchant for vintage blazers and simple T-shirts. “‘Haute’ is French for ‘high-class’ and ‘le mode’ is actually Italian; people always say it doesn’t make any sense, and I’m like, I know, it’s not supposed to make any sense! The fact that it doesn’t make sense is so much more on brand.”

“When I look at a lot of my YouTube contemporaries, they have millions of followers, and a lot of what they do is much more accessible,” Meagher says, referring to the unboxing and haul videos prominent within the platform’s style community. “Fashion is a really complex, convoluted industry that you have to spend time getting to know. Time is really what helped me crack the code. Creating a community definitely wasn’t always easy and fun; you feel really defeated because you’re like, no one’s ever going to care about this. But 468K subscribers later, people do care.”

“For me personally, because I am so removed [from the industry], I’m not just going to go around and say, ‘Everyone’s great! Please invite me to your show.’ It’s not fun having to critique people you really enjoy or know personally, but you have to be fair. It’s very hard because it makes you unpopular as well. At first, I was like, I’ve always wanted to be the industry person everyone likes, but unfortunately, my job is a job that not everyone will enjoy. And I’ve come to terms with that.”

“Moving forward, I’ll work with a brand if they understand what I do,” Meagher says. “I have no problem going to a Gucci show if they sit me front row; I want to sit front row, not as a status symbol, but because they actually respect my ideas and want my genuine feedback. If you don’t invite me backstage, if you don’t invite me to the re-sees, why would I want to work with you? Also, if you don’t respect the critique you’ve asked for, then I don’t want to work for you.Brands need to understand that a critique isn’t a bad thing,” he says,

adding that it provides designers with external insight that could help better shape their brand and connect with customers going forward. “It’s about staying as impartial as possible and as true to me; I don’t have the backing of brands, publicists, or editors. I have the backing of the people who like what I do and watch my videos.”

He continues: “When Cristóbal Balenciaga started out, he was not running a fuddy-duddy old brand that made sock sneakers; he was a revolutionary couturier of his time. I think there are very few designers that are pushing not just the knowledge of cutting and sewing and draping but the ideas of textile design and crafting something we haven’t seen before. The industry is so into itself that it won’t allow itself to grow. Fashion is supposed to lead us in terms of what is cultural, what is new, what is interesting, and we just don’t have that from these big luxury houses.”

“Brands can’t just fly everyone out to Paris to see [their shows] and say they’ll plant trees to be carbon neutral,” he says of the sustainability question.

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Hautelemode : Fashion Critic Reacts to Tik Tok Front Row Fashion Challenge (Part 2)

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Fashion Critic Reacts to Tik Tok Front Row Fashion Challenge

Hautelemode : Fashion Critic Reacts to Tik Tok Front Row Fashion Challenge (Part 2)

You all enjoyed me reacting to these Tik Tok Front Row videos that were super fun! I didn’t really expect a response like we got, but here is a part 2 that I filmed because there were so many good videos that I couldn’t ignore! There were so many lovely smaller fashion brands involved in this video as well like Anna Sui, Rodarte, & Alyx just to name a few, which definitely spiced it up!

The.navarose: (https://www.tiktok.com/@the.navarose/…​)

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Fashion Critics Reviews Spring 2021 Haute Couture (Dior, Iris Van Herpen, & Schiaparelli)

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Fashion Critics Reviews Spring 2021 Haute Couture

Fashion Critics Reviews Spring 2021 Haute Couture (Dior, Iris Van Herpen, & Schiaparelli)

The second Haute Couture season during the Covid-19 pandemic is here and we have a lot to discuss! This is only the 1st of a 3 part series this week, so stay tuned! We first discuss Daniel Roseberry’s Schiaparelli and his take on trying to redefine Couture. From references to Elsa Schiaparelli herself & Yves Saint Laurent, there was a lot to discuss! Iris Van Herpen returned to present a full collection after a semi-season off. Her “Roots of Rebirth” collection focused on fungi as the inspiration but reinforced classics in a smart yet reassuring way. And of course, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior, which took on Christian Dior’s love of tarot cards. The Visconti-Sforza deck from the 15th century was this season’s inspiration, which allowed Maria Grazia to dig into her Italian roots, and well I don’t mind it too much.

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Schiaparelli – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxykz…

Iris Van Herpen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT4_x…

Christian Dior – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYOrG…

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We Need To Talk About Kamala Harris’ Vogue Covers

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We Need To Talk About Kamala Harris' Vogue Covers

We Need To Talk About Kamala Harris’ Vogue Covers

Kamala Harris has become many firsts for the United States. First Female Vice President, first Black Vice President, first South-Asian Vice President, and now first Vice President to appear on the cover or covers of American Vogue. The covers have become quite controversial though, as it’s been reported Anna Wintour & Vogue changed the intended cover the Harris’ team expected. Twitter, Instagram, the Washington Post were alight with comments and opinions on the cover. I want to break down the covers, the designers involved, the history of FLOTUS on the cover, and how we shouldn’t expect all that much fashion from Kamala just because she’s a woman!

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