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Loewe pairs with Spanish designer for plant-covered collection

Loewe pairs with Spanish designer for plant-covered collection

While it may not be the most practical fashion choice, wearing fabrics that support growing plant life could bring us closer to nature. At Loewe’s Spring 2023 fashion show in Paris, spectators were pleasantly surprised to see models strut down the runway in unique garments covered in greenery. Think sneakers decorated with live chia plants, coats carefully patterned with grass planted in asymmetrical rows, and matching pants covered in wild, growing...

By London, UK
Are white celebrities ‘retiring’ a Black aesthetic?

Are white celebrities ‘retiring’ a Black aesthetic?

A recent article by ‘Dazed’ suggests famous white women, most notably the Kardashians, have abandoned the Black aesthetic they’ve appropriated for the past few decades. But can racial and cultural identity be reduced to a ‘look’? And does the white monopoly over global beauty standards show any signs of waning?  Side-by-side comparisons of Khloe Kardashian have been making the rounds online, pointing out the sudden disappearance of her infamously large...

By Brighton, UK
Nigeria’s young designers embrace genderfluid fashion

Nigeria’s young designers embrace genderfluid fashion

In a country where homosexuality is illegal, the fashion industry is upending gender norms to explore identity and queer resilience.  Before Covid-19 disrupted the fashion industry as we then knew it, a movement was building amongst Nigeria’s young designers. Masculine shapes were swapped for feminine cuts and fabrics. Silk, frills, and fuchsia began to appear in menswear collections, disregarding rigid ideas of gender. This fluid approach to design is hardly unfamiliar,...

By Brighton, UK
When will we finally close the door on toxic body trends?

When will we finally close the door on toxic body trends?

While the body positivity movement has never been stronger, an almost overnight rejection of the BBL trend signals that we haven’t completely let go of ever-changing standards for women’s bodies. Few things change faster than society’s view of the ideal woman’s body type, and despite ‘body trends’ being highly problematic, the constant ebb and flow of which shapes and sizes are deemed desirable remains a sad reality. A look at women...

By London, UK