fashionissue2018

Letter from the Producers

By: and
11/15/2018

Three months ago, we noticed a pattern: In fashion and in marketing, everything had become saturated. Colors like candy, photos like polaroids, and text like closed captions—all challenging the realism associated with photography. In an industry so concerned with luxury and self-image, we found fashion’s heightened playfulness and retrospection a welcome, if unlikely, juxtaposition. We…

<I>Rodarte</i>: A Walk Through the Mulleavys’ Garden

Rodarte: A Walk Through the Mulleavys’ Garden

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11/15/2018

Rodarte’s place in the National Museum of Women in the Arts is fitting; women started the fashion company of the same name, and its designs are for women. The exhibit showcases pieces from the company’s inception through its 2018 Spring/Summer collection. Founded by Kate and Laura Mulleavy in 2005, Rodarte featured its first collection in…

The Curated Unconscious: A Contradiction in Thrift

The Curated Unconscious: A Contradiction in Thrift

By: and
11/15/2018

Modern hipsters enter a thrift store looking to repurpose grandma’s Christmas sweater from ’73 into a high-fashion statement of individualism and irony.But every friend of said hipster is also a hipster, complete with their own version of grandma’s Christmas sweater from some decade recognizable by its experimental haircuts. If grandma’s Christmas sweater ceases to be…

Lost in the Machine: Self-Expression in Virtual Spaces

Lost in the Machine: Self-Expression in Virtual Spaces

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11/15/2018

The color of my skin and my accent have always made it difficult for people to identify my ethnicity. This first became apparent in primary school, when my classmates were shocked to find out that I’m Indian. I was constantly asked, “Why are you white?” and “Were you adopted?”, making me question what culture and…

Stripped: Season 3, Episode 5

Stripped: Season 3, Episode 5

By: and
11/15/2018

Recorded sleepover style, this episode of “Stripped” features special guest Hanna Chan and hosts Emma Francois and Isabel Lord. On the docket: colorful hair and how it fits into identity, professionalism, queerness, and Asian womanhood. Image Credits: "Stripped" guest Hanna Chan models in the 2018 Fashion Issue. Chan hosts WGTB's "I Found It at a…

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