Cathy Horyn


‘You just have to say what you think.’

Cathy Horyn on all the news that’s fit to print.

By Jonathan Wingfield
Photographs by Juergen Teller


February – it’s time for the biannual sojourn to the world’s fashion capitals to see what will hit stores in six months. It’s also a time that the public’s voracious appetite for news from shows is met with reams of content.

Given the huge amount of fashion week coverage, and the industry’s unrelenting pace, it’s inevitable that a number of opinions added to the mix will end up lost in the maelstrom. Unless, of course, you’re one of a handful of authoritative critics, such as Cathy Horyn.

Shortly after leaving the New York Times, where she served as chief fashion critic for over fifteen years, Horyn met with System. Read what she had to say – and perhaps let her teach you what it takes be heard – in our archive.