Zac Posen strives to ''empower'' and celebrate women with his brand, and create a ''safe place'' for his customers.
Zac Posen strives to ''empower'' and celebrate women with his brand.
The 37-year-old fashion designer - who launched his fashion label House of Z in 2002 - has admitted the ''safety of women'' has always been at the ''forefront'' of his organisation's principle values, and he does his ''utmost'' to ensure not only his garments empower females, but also he helps to make the fashion industry a ''safe place''.
Speaking in the wake of sexual harrassment allegations made against filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, the mogul said: ''Within my world and my businesses, the safety of women has always been at the forefront and it is of the utmost importance to me. I'm a person and a brand that is about empowering and celebrating women. I want to create a safe place where people can grow and hone their talents. It's a very collaborative environment. It's always been important to try to have a professional environment and not just a creative environment, within a human industry.
''With the rest of what's happening in the world, I'm a history buff, especially when it comes to the history of Hollywood. This is definitely not a new story within the performance and entertainment worlds, going back to Shakespeare even.''
And the New York-born creative mastermind has praised both women and men who have spoken out about the horrific ordeals the have faced, but Zac only hopes there is a ''reaction'' to the stories being shared.
Speaking to Teen Vogue Online, he said: ''I applaud the women and men who are coming out and sharing their stories. It's unacceptable behaviour and it's outrageous. I hope people take everything they're reading in the news and try to lead a better example. It's very disappointing.
''I know there's a sense of purpose for the people who are sharing their stories, but I hope there's also reaction to this. Not just from a press standpoint, but people taking action when it comes to how they lead and teach. There's also a responsibility from content that's provided too and that's a hard thing because that's commerce.''
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