It is no secret that the recent election has conjured up hateful rhetoric throughout the country. Many people who are allies or identify with these attacked groups are responding to the hateful addresses in many forms. One way to show … Continue reading Signs of Solidarity: What You Can Wear to Show Your Alliance
The quintessential art of expression, fashion has been challenging conventions for as long as someone has been around to defy the norm. The art often has a radical approach, and thus it comes as no surprise when critics, commentators, and pseudo-critics verbally assail the designer. The question then raised is whether or not fashion should be politically correct; that is, refraining from offending any particular group of people in society. Overtime, fashion has been seen by many to be politically incorrect on numerous occasions. During Paris Fashion Week 2015, both Junya Watanabe and Valentino showcased clearly African-inspired collections during a … Continue reading Are Fashion and Political Correctness Mutually Exclusive?
Watch out, Barbie. This holiday season, there’s a new doll to watch out for – Lammily. Lammily, a portmanteau of designer Nickolay Lamm’s name and the word family, is an alternative to the legendary toy known to every American girl, … Continue reading Redefining Barbie & the Ideal Body
The fashion industry has always been on the forefront of trends and not just trends pertaining to clothes and beauty; technology, the arts, and philanthropy are all aspects the fashion world have embraced and incorporated into its nearly $2 trillion global industry. The latest trend that fashion business moguls and design houses are embracing is sustainability. Swedish fashion brand H&M has over 3,300 stores worldwide and is proving how possible it is to create stylish and sustainable products. On October 2, H&M launched the Conscious Denim collection for men, women and children. According to H&M, “the washes used on the … Continue reading Eco-Conscious Strides in Fashion
Halloween is this weekend and many students are excited to play dress up in the coming days. Choosing a costume is often hard work. Many find themselves with dilemmas such as “should I dress up as a Native Indian and wear … Continue reading Costume vs. Culture: Dressing with Discretion
As social equality for the LGBTQ community progresses, so too does equality in the fashion world. The industry has often appeared to provide a level playing field for those who identify as LGBTQ and, this past year, the Fashion Institute … Continue reading LGBTQ Presence in Fashion
It is fairly easy for shoppers to be unaware of their favorite stores’ secret allegiances and hidden practices until there is public backlash at a corporation due to its controversial or discriminatory actions. Though, in certain situations, that is still … Continue reading Shopping Blind
One of the best parts about fashion is the personalization factor. We choose heels or sneakers, maxi skirts or miniskirts, structured denim or sheer chiffon. No matter what we choose, our clothing is a representation of ourselves, a piece of … Continue reading Conscious Fashion: Native Cultural Appropriation