With its 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo, the Supreme Court began radically transforming our campaign finance system, and, by extension, how American democracy functions. That spending money could be considered a protected form of speech under the First Amendment on its own may have seemed innocuous at the time,...
With a career spanning six decades (yes, really) David Bowie has long cemented himself as pop culture’s most fashion-forward music icon. From his emergence as a monochrome teen mod in the 1960s, to the glitter-soaked, gender-bending explosion as Ziggy Stardust in the 1970s, and the new romanticism, neo-classicism and Berlin-channelling looks that followed, Bowie is...
Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Brands On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza tragedy killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200 more. The incident left consumers all over the world questioning who makes the clothes we wear every day and in what kind of conditions? Documentaries like...
As the guiding mentor of "Project Runway," Tim Gunn oversees the show's many design challenges. The toughest of these challenges each season seem to be the ones where contestants must design for women with "normal" -- rather than model-esque -- bodies. And the difficulty the "Project Runway" contestants always seem to have...
Black. Colour of mystery and mortality, Anna Wintour hates it, while Abercrombie & Fitch banned employees from wearing it in their stores. For many though, black continues to be the anchor of style; a celebrated Gothicism and wardrobe staple. The supposed ‘non-colour’ traces back to Neolithic cave paintings – now...
In the latest such case, Tuesday Bassen posted a comparison of her pin designs and Zara’s on Twitter saying ‘companies like @zara consistently rip you off’ The fast-fashion brand Zara is facing criticism for allegedly copying the designs of Tuesday Bassen, an independent artist based in Los Angeles. Bassen, an illustrator and designer,...
Eight characters spearheaded by BTSare the starting point of a new merchandise and apparel venture from one of Asia’s most popular tech companies. In December, Line Friends, a character-oriented subsidiary of the messenger app Line, plans to launch merchandise and a streetwear line that blends fashion, emoji (known as “stickers” on Line) and K-pop,...
New, never before seen photos of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's big day have been released, and as expected, they are wonderful. Take a look at Amal's full Oscar de la Renta gown (that skirt, wow) and the bride with Clooney and his groomsmen, including Rande Gerber (right behind Clooney)...
very BTS fan knows the evolution of V’s style: from cutting random holes and trimming the hems of his own clothes, styling his own airport outfits, to expanding his collection of his favorite high fashion designer brand, Gucci. What is also notable about V is that his style is...
Four years after the Rana Plaza tragedy, a burgeoning collection of cool but ethical brands have launched to target the socially conscious young consumer. But there is still a long way to go This week marks the fourth year since the Rana Plaza disaster, where 1,135 garment workers were killed, and...
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