Hold My Call: The Metaphor of the Phone Call in Street Style Photography
The semiotics of being captured mid-call changes the subject from a passive object to be looked at to someone who happens to have a great outfit but has more important things to do than stop and pose for a picture — an attempt at authenticity within the highly fabricated realm of fashion.
The Return of Tie-Dye: Nostalgia, Idealism, Uncertainty
Splatters, circles, and acid brights highlight the parallels between the instability and transformation of the 1960s and today’s cultural climate.
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SHAVONE on Disrupting Tech, Culture, and Femininity
The modern Renaissance woman maintains passionate advocacy for women of color in tech while trailblazing an uncompromising artistic path all her own.
Viva La Vulva! Six Times Fashion Paid Homage to Female Sexual Organs
Wearing your heart on your sleeve is a familiar principle, but what about your uterus?
Radical Softness: A Strong Vision, Softly Spoken
Hyperfemininity is challenging the suit to its power-dressing crown. Could radical softness be the new frontier of femininity in fashion?
Decoding The Myth Of The Muse In Popular Culture
99% of the time, a muse is female, becoming "realized" only in relation to something else. From Greek mythology to modern art to Instagram influencer culture, the concept has endured and evolved.
The Fall and Rise of Low-Slung Jeans
Are you ready to take the plunge (again)? Low-rise jeans have made a comeback on runways and a coterie of celebrities.
Jillian Mercado on What the Fashion Industry Needs to Learn about Inclusivity and Disability
"In front of the camera, I was creating more impact than I ever thought I could. My dream was to become an editor, but life threw me a curve: I had a responsibility to help pave the way for people who wanted to be in this business but weren't given the opportunity."
The Necessity of Queering Clothes
Creating a personal vernacular is exactly what it means to be queer to me. To take apart the ill-fitting wholes and put the pieces back together in a way that displays not only the parts of your body that you love but the parts of your personality, for better or worse, that you love too.
Fecal Matter on Authenticity, Inspiration, and their Otherworldly Style
"We love being uncomfortable. I guess we seek discomfort. It’s where we feel vulnerable and that’s where the creative juices flow for us."
Susan Cianciolo’s Radical Vision Transcends Art and Clothing
The artist has willfully blurred the supposed distinctions between art, craft, and fashion throughout her career.
3 Angelenos Share their Favorite LA Haunts
Rachel Nguyen, Monroe Alvarez, and Brittany Colombo talk comfort food, sustainable shopping, and indulgent self-care. Bonus: the girls model some favorite looks from PERFECT NUMBER's SS'19 collection.
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