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“Axe would have anthropologists believe that its target audience was 20-something men for whom quick-draw sexual episodes were a semi-regular occurrence; in fact, the brand’s power user was a 13-year-old boy with a mom who humored him.”
I wrote a quick NYFW roundup for Editorial Magazine “With a sparse schedule and New York’s most iconic designers seemingly becoming displaced by corporations like Nike and L.L. Bean, it seemed like fashion week was destined for irrelevancy—or some other kind of impending doom.”
"After more than a decade traversing Europe, Balenciaga's provocative creative director is producing some of the most creative and fashion of our era."
“[Don’t] just throw them a prize and say, ‘Oh, we did our duty,’ and then put them in touch with CEOs that don’t even want to have conversations with them,” he said, critiquing initiatives like the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. “Here, there is such a divide between the corporate side and ...Read More
"If the overall brand concept and/or brand identity isn't shifting the culture like Pyer Moss, Christopher John Rogers and Telfar what's the point," said a freelancer.
“Luxury is supposedly more timeless... [but a collaboration] brings novelty and freshness.” But with ubiquity comes the question of value. Nearly two decades after they became a regular occurrence, are brand collaborations still worth the effort?
"Who hangs out in SoHo? Luxury’s big boys all have a footprint, but so does the streetwear macrocosm: More conspicuous than the Moncler-clad Europeans with wealthy-looking skin are the zealous young men oscillating between Supreme and Palace, Off-White and BAPE, spilling out into the hotbox that forms most afternoons between ...Read More
“The common trope of wealth is like, burning money,” Lil Internet, who also goes by Julian, said. “Throwing money away. And it’s like, you’re spending thousands of dollars on an outfit that everyone knows is Balenciaga but codes as like a guy who sells like, bootleg sunglasses in a subway ...Read More
R.I.P Gia, one of the first openly gay models who’s short, fast, and tragic life is forever immortalized by a film they should remake.
"Everyone thought Michelle Phan had died. After ten years, 385 videos, and over a billion views, YouTube’s biggest beauty star disappeared abruptly in 2015, leaving her Twitter, Instagram, and video channels silent. Phan arguably invented the entire genre of YouTube beauty. If you’ve ever fallen asleep to the calming tones The 9 million people who made up her subscriber base mourned the loss in the digital equivalent of a candlelight vigil. “I’ve been watching you since I was 14,” lamented one commenter, “and I really miss you! Feels like you were my best friend and now I have no idea ...Read More