Yesterday I was on Ave Suffren in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris, watching a show by Jonathan Anderson for Loewe that retained a quality I still so badly desire from fashion—curiosity.

Curiosity enables innovation and enforces a refusal to rest on the laurels of what the past has proven performs. And even though Anderson’s clothes are dependable in that they’re of a singular vision, they also seem to constantly change. With every new collection, a garment, an attitude, an energy makes you see something differently. It feels a little like what happens in the succession of conversations you have with your most trusted allies.

After the Loewe show, I spent four hours at the LVMH Prize showroom on Avenue Montaigne with 20 semi-finalists who would be whittled down to eight, all on a quest to earn simultaneous mentorship from the leaders of LVMH and a financial grant of $300,000 to…