fashion

The Devil Wears Cornrows: Could Appropriation Lead to the End of Fashion?

A true reckoning of fashion’s debt might mean the end of houses, the end of fashion week, the end of “high” and “low,” the end of trend forecasts written by anyone who isn’t a 15-year-old brown girl from Chicago’s West Side.

What the Styling of Good Janet on “The Good Place” Shows about Sexist Character Design

With Good Janet versus Bad Janet, The Good Place uses fashion to signify goodness. Read more »

Sharona Franklin Is Calling out Gucci for Exactly the Reason You Think

Sharona Franklin’s botanical jelly sculptures have been making waves online after the artist accused Gucci of stealing her work. Read more »

Leah Vernon Won’t Be Hemmed in by the Fashion Industry

The fat, Black, Muslim, blogger speaks truth to power on her Instagram account, in her new book, and in this raw, honest interview. Read more »

Fashion Victims: Can Creativity Survive If the Hustle Never Stops?

It’s not just the fashion industry that’s suffering the effects of late-stage capitalism’s relentless production demands. Read more »

Survival Jean: “If You Look Good, You Feel Good” Is More Than a Mantra for the Chronically Ill

When you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, everything in your life becomes incidental. Read more »

Weapons of Mass Distraction: The Bikini Turned Sexuality into a Threat

From the moment it debuted, the bikini was a scandal. Read more »

Glitter Tears: On “Euphoria,” Fashion Is (Sometimes Painfully) Symbolic

Many have taken note of the glittery, bold makeup of Euphoria. Read more »

How We Adorn Ourselves: Jailyn Poindexter on Making 20 Durags for Beyoncé’s ”Spirit” Video

How we as Black people adorn ourselves is valid, as shown in the “Spirit” video. Read more »

Thief in the Night: The White Brand Co-Opting the Black History of Sleep Bonnets

When white people appropriate Black haircare, they reshape the conversation to prioritize the very people who called Black hair into question to begin with. Read more »

From Information Superhighway to Digital Runway: The Complicated Legacy of Fashion Blogging

In its own way, fashion and beauty blogging is as aspirational as traditional fashion media. Read more »

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