THE K I DS A R E A LR IGHT Thought grown-ups were al­ways at the cen­tre of at­ten­tion? Guess again. Kelly Ye­unh dis­cov­ers how great things come in small pack­ages.

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Much like the idea of youth, fash­ion is a se­duc­tive, flighty force and thrives on the high of the new and tem­po­rary. Now more than ever, the strain be­tween grown-up com­merce and the ar­guably freer world of cre­ation and cre­ativ­ity is closely scru­ti­nised, and then, blithely re­ported. Re­cently, Lan­vin was the lat­est vic­tim caught up in this strug­gle, re­veal­ing the gap­ing chasms left by failed re­la­tion­ships be­tween de­sign­ers and their busi­ness coun­ter­parts de­spite years of ap­par­ent col­lab­o­ra­tive bliss. It was then promptly pub­lished in all man­ner of me­dia for any­one’s pe­rusal and con­se­quent judge­ment. Of course, it’s not as bad as all that. Fash­ion right now is go­ing through an­other pu­berty, and how over­due and ex­cit­ing it is. In fash­ion, the fetishis­ing and ex­ten­sive repack­ag­ing of youth is noth­ing new. The dif­fer­ence now is that the kids in­spir­ing the old hats of the in­dus­try are no longer pas­sive muses. In­stead, many are us­ing fash­ion not just as a mode of self-ex­pres­sion, but as an ad­di­tional plat­form for their own pro­gres­sive views. Per­haps, now we ought to lis­ten. Af­ter all, they are the very real fu­ture and it has ar­rived. When Ni­co­las Gh­esquière cast Jaden Smith for the Louis Vuit­ton Spring/Sum­mer ’16 cam­paign, it was a clever de­ci­sion that was mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial. While Jaden is hardly the first to em­brace gen­der­fluid dress­ing, he is one of Gen­er­a­tion Z’s most out­spo­ken pro­po­nents. The ad served as an ex­ten­sion of Smith’s views on dis­re­gard­ing the in 2010

20-year- old Troye Si­van’s star ap­peal has gone from strength to strength over the years

Tro ye acts, sings , an d is Sa in t L a u r e n t’ s m u s e

Troye’s act­ing de­but in Spud

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