There’s no denying that 2020 was one of the most challenging years in living memory, but it was also a period of burgeoning creativity. In the fashion industry alone, designers rallied together to create masks and PPE for doctors and nurses; they innovated alternative ways of producing and presenting their collections, reimagining the traditional fashion show format—largely unchanged for more than a century—through digital, AR, film, and Zoom. In the midst of the crisis came a swell of togetherness alongside the willingness to disrupt and question the way things have always been, with a sense of awakening spreading far beyond fashion to include politics, science, pop culture—everything.
Historically speaking, times of hardship often give way to a renaissance of sorts as people seek out new solutions to both the new and pre-existing challenges we face. For our March issues of Vogue, we decided to unite and explore this notion,