Eugene Rabkin is the founder of He has contributed articles on fashion and culture to The Business of Fashion, Vogue Russia, Buro247, the Haaretz Daily Newspaper, and other publications. He has taught critical writing and fashion writing courses at Parsons the New School for Design.

Announcing the StyleZeitgeist Podcast

Dear friends of StyleZeitgeist,

As many of you know StyleZeitgeist has always been a fiercely independent and a critically minded publication, not an easy accomplishment in the world of fashion. We have fought hard for our right to say what others only think. We have been doing our best to bring you thought-provoking perspective, original photography, show coverage, and otherwise relevant information that people of discerning taste desire. We’ve never insulted your intelligence, because we respect your intelligence too much. We know the feeling is mutual.

We are now embarking on a new chapter, a dedicated StyleZeitgeist podcast. This format will allow us to bring you the same approach to fashion journalism but on a more engaging level. The idea for the podcast came out of my freewheeling conversations with designers, other journalists, and various creatives that when edited down for the printed page lost some of their spontaneity due to the demands of the written format.

Elena Dawson: A Room of One’s Own

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2011 in the first print issue of the short-lived Sebastian magazine from London’s Hostem boutique. I thought it deserves a wider audience, so I decided to reprint it with permission. I made nominal changes, but its 2011 version, including the images, is pretty much preserved. ———————————————————————————————– The…