Stories

  1. BRIC-A-BRICOLAGE

    Zak Parmley’s work is a bricolage of anything that’s within reach — fabric scraps, plastic, “shoddy” — refuse masterfully combined into a rich tapestry that’s anything but shoddy.
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  2. DEAR MARTIN

    Martin Margiela upended fashion’s bloated notions of glamor, its overreliance on newness, and its hierarchical traditions. Cut from the same conceptual cloth, artist Marie Valognes celebrates the humble, everyday matter so revered by fashion’s anti-establishment hero.
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  3. All Is Bright

    Founded by stylist Irene Albright in 1990, Albright Fashion Library sprawls across a vast loft near the Bowery, a densely packed trove of clothing, footwear, and accessories. Run by the incomparable Patricia Black, the archive’s creative director, Albright is a veritable kunstkammer, a repository of thirty years of high fashion.
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  4. IF THE SHOE FITS

    Strutting into her element with unmatched sole, meet the innovative designer who's taking 'support from the ground up' quite literally, crafting bras that kick the old norms to the curb by ingeniously repurposing discarded shoes for a truly uplifting experience.
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  5. FESTIVAL HABITUÉ

    Can the wasteful aftermath of cultures’ moments of utopia find new meaning? Amidst the pulsating rhythms and festival revelry, London based designer and free spirit Chloe Baines presents a transformative idea: what if these forsaken structures, initially crafted for fleeting euphoria, could be resurrected into a vibrant tapestry of sustainable fashion?

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  6. SEKS FIFTH AVENUE

    At the core of Seks 5th Avenue lies a gritty homage to the Big Apple, a virtuous collaboration between MC and producer F. Virtue, and designer Abel Ljoka that boldly subverts and infuses big industry with a filthy twist.
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  7. PROTECTIVE MEASURES

    From fashion to fetish, fashion historian Ruby Redstone laces into the story of the corset and its sisterhood of underpinnings — stays, jumps and chemises — and in so doing considers what we’ve lost in our race to abandon the things that once protected us.
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  8. 9 to 5

    Tumble outta bed, and I stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition. Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin’. Out on the street, the traffic starts jumpin’...Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’. — Dolly Parton
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  9. Dis-Identity Politics

    Defying (or combining) conventional labels, Duran Lantink embraces ambiguity, brazenly transitioning from being labeled as designer to stylist to artist, upcycler, all while moving to the rebellious pounding of their own artistic heartbeat.

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  10. TOP 5 THRIFT TIPS

    Our Editor-in-Chief shares her tips and tricks for thrifting in-store without breaking a sweat or heading straight to the nearest Zara.
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  11. Artistic License

    In a world unbridled by conventional constraints, the raw penumbra of the human form becomes a living palette. Artist Conie Vallese wields brush and body, both creator and the masterpiece.
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  12. Pret-a-Pluto

    In this neo space age where plutocrats are planning their exits from earth, San Kim explores the space between trash and treasure, using the wealth of waste here on this planet to craft pret-a-porter for Pluto and beyond.
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