WOMAN CRUSH: DJ MIA MORETTI CRACKS THE GLASS CEILING
The term “glass ceiling” has been a part of our collective lexicon since about the early ‘80s and though women today are reaching new heights, over 30 years later, the proverbial ceiling remains at least partially in tact. To illustrate the point, our newest lookbook is taking that metaphor literally. In Woman Crush, stylist Molly Thompson and photographer Sydney Rose Davies feature the tough-but-chic DJ Mia Moretti busting through cracked glass while decked out in strong, statement-making looks. “Mia commits to breaking boundaries with every part of herself, every day,” says Davies. “This concept is integral to her character.”
With each look, Thompson proves that a woman can wear the pants and be feminine — layering a mix of edgy and delicate dresses over menswear-inspired trousers. We may have traded the padded-shoulder power suit for a Jean Paul Gaultier fringed leather dress, but the look is every bit as empowering as the women who inspired them. “The quotes in the story come from some of the women who inspire Mia,” explains Davies. “Like them, Mia is an artist, an activist, a leader in life and also in fashion. And she’s an inspiration.” Click through above to see Moretti in all her barrier-crushing looks alongside inspiring words from the women we admire, from Alice Walker to Zaha Hadid.