fashion

Femme Fatale: The Allure of the “House of Gucci” Antiheroine

This story is not about the downfall of magnificent men, it’s about the tragedy of a woman who flew too close to the sun.

Survival of the Fits: Black Fashion Has Always Been Liberatory

Black-owned brands not only serve their communities but also fill a need. “We’ve always had to create our own avenues because we were not thought of as the shopper or the buyer,” Nandi Howard, associate fashion editor at “Essence” magazine and “Bitch” contributor, says. Read more »

Queen Shit: Lil’ Kim Celebrates 25 Years as Rap’s OG Doll

Lil’ Kim’s personas have long been a point of contention among many hip hop listeners concerned with women’s representation in the genre. Read more »

Beyond Functional: Unraveling the Long Line of Disability Fashion

Claiming to be the “first” is a proclamation of power deeply rooted in colonialism and capitalism. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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