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“Whether they copied the LG Prada or not, Apple built upon a very mid-aughts idea created by the fashion industry: the luxury masstige product. Apple realized it didn’t need a fashion brand to create a “premium” product. The iPhone was the first luxury product that felt accessible to everyone, that ...Read More
instant indispensability! "the idea that someone is famous for any good reason is difficult to understand. Narratives of celebrity come to us in such nonlinear ways, coming from the multiple platforms upon which a character was formed, instead of via one broadcast that explains the full story to us in ...Read More
“The way I think about data is that it’s like uranium: One atom of uranium floating in a room is not harmful. If you put a lot together, you can do a lot of harm with it or you can do a lot of good. Radiation can kill you, but ...Read More
"Bstroy unveiled a handful of hoodies emblazoned with the school names "Columbine," "Sandy Hook," "Virginia Tech," and "Stoneman Douglas"—all of which were devastated by mass shootings. Bstroy designers Brick Owens and Duey Catorze also added distressed detailing to each sweatshirt, resulting in a bullet-hole ridden appearance." "We wanted to make a comment on gun violence and the type of gun violence that needs preventative attention and what its origins are, while also empowering the survivors of tragedy through storytelling in the clothes," Owens wrote in an email to Today. "Also built into the device is the ...Read More
"Fast-forward to today and you can see the kind of “premium mediocre” stuff like headbands and plastic pool slides from virtually every luxury fashion brand. They are still incredibly expensive for what they are, but are a relatively inexpensive way to buy into a brand. Way more people can afford ...Read More
From Gilets Jaunes, to yesterday's Vetements *Ne Tirez Pas DON'T SHOOT* shirt, to military chest rigs, fashion is now using its role as a medium for political signaling to explore the possibility of near-term urban warfare, even if just in the space of distant irony or fetishization.
"The world’s first piece of digital couture created by The Fabricant and worn by Johanna Jaskowska sold for $9,500. But how does one ‘wear’ the couture? There is a 28-day window for the couture’s new owner to provide a photo of the future wearer to the creators in order ...Read More
“Goldman’s dress code is that you should dress the way you’re supposed to dress at Goldman. If you have to ask, etc. The difference between a middling banker and a great one is this sort of tacit knowledge.”
I talked to artists and thinkers like John Waters, Jeremy Scott, and Lady Bunny about what camp means in 2019 and what happens when the mainstream attempts to appropriate an aesthetic that started out as a subversive queer subculture. Is it still subversive when it's so mainstream? ...Read More
Defense team for "Soho Grifter" Anna Sorokin (aka Delvey) taps stylist to Courtney Love, T-Pain, and G-Eazy to dress Sorokin for trial.
“I remember Kanye saying, ‘We’re going to look back on this and it’s going to be similar to the civil rights movement, because we’re standing up to have a voice,’ ” Don C. told GQ. “At the time, I was like, ‘Dude, I can’t compare this to Rosa Parks.’ But ...Read More
"Aggregation theory, network topology, and the impending limits of aesthetic novelty."
A similar notion – this time about women and reckoning with the politics of power – was acknowledged by Nicolas Ghesquière, the Louis Vuitton creative director, after his recent AW18 womenswear show. “I have these discussions about #MeToo everyday. It's a dialogue we have all the time,” said Ghesquière. With ...Read More