fashion

Beauty Marked: “Made-Up” Explores the Addictive Power of Artifice

“Sometimes, to feel at peace, all you need is for someone to tell you what to buy,” writes author Daphné B.

Ready For Those Jellies: The Shoe That Became Both Cheap Luxury and Status Symbol

It’s disheartening to watch the young folks who popularize apparel being excluded from the very trends they helped start. Read more »

Super Saturated: Amina Mucciolo Sits Atop the Rainbow Curve

Amina Mucciolo is many things—a YouTuber, an Instagrammer, a designer, an artist—but through it all, she has remained true to herself.  Read more »

Tarnished Wings: Victoria’s Secret Can’t Hide Its Toxic Legacy

Victoria’s Secret’s brand was built upon the hypersexualization of women’s bodies and the glorification of eating disorders. Read more »

Criminal Accessories: The Ruthless Style of London’s Forty Elephants Gang

The Forty Elephants remain one of the most successful and longest-lasting criminal organizations in English history. Read more »

Luxury Fashion Won’t End Fatphobia

Plus-size lines are a double-edged sword—simultaneously granting access to those long forgotten in the fashion world while perpetuating the notion of fat as “other.” Read more »

White and Whimsical: The Reformation of Fashion’s History

Many of us have accepted that whiteness and cultural appropriation have long dominated fashion, but these issues have tangible roots that deserve interrogation. Read more »

Cultivating Freedom: This Year, Cottagecore Exploded—But Excluded Black Women

Cottagecore is about freedom rather than loneliness. Read more »

On the Mend: The Future of Fashion Is Sustainable

While “sustainability” might sound like a trendy buzzword, it is actually a movement that brings together people committed to honoring what we love about clothes. Read more »

How a $490 Strawberry Dress Became Queer Culture

“Be my girlfriend: You buy the pink strawberry dress and I’ll buy the black,” could almost be a 2020 pickup line. Read more »

We Were Rooting for You: On the Changing Legacy of Tyra Banks

Banks has been around since the ’90s, but it has taken this long to reckon with her true legacy. Read more »

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