Kinza Shenn

Fashion

finding ​a new vision of luxury in fashion’s imitation of cheapness

From Balenciaga's Bazar bag to Jil Sander's leather lunch bag and Alessandro Michele's playful reimagining of counterfeit aesthetics, we look at the way luxury fashion crashes through the high-low divide.
Kinza Shenn
4.21.17
Fashion

keeping up with the instagirls

The Instagirl is the perfect encapsulation of the fragile world we live in. She is the product of the social media echo chamber, as unreal as Donald Trump's hair. She is 'like realizing stuff'. She is an escapist fantasy to guide us through turbulent...
Kinza Shenn
4.19.17
Instagram

from supermodels to instagirls to supermodels again, here’s why our catwalk icons are cyclical

Personality, transparency and connectivity have changed the way we see our generation of larger than life supermodels. Today, they’re empowered image-makers, democratic and relatable. But how inherently different are they to the faces they’ve followed...
Kinza Shenn
4.7.17
Review

politics, plastic and depth: an autumn/winter 17 trend report

As the dust settles on the autumn/winter 17 season, we look into the season’s political sloganeering, its fascination with flatness, and material mechanisations.
Kinza Shenn
3.13.17
Fashion

the gender politics at the heart of this season's men's shows

If autumn/winter 17 was defined by anything, it was a season that tackled traditional masculine codes and proposed a more sensuous man for the future.
Kinza Shenn
1.26.17
Fashion

the fabric of society: how fashion and politics intersects right now

2016's political struggles and turmoils have been reflected on the catwalks; activity, anxiety, revolt and friendship all came under fashion's microscope, finding form in swelling mutations of silhouettes, histrionic colours and crazed styling.
Kinza Shenn
1.3.17
Fashion

suits you! how today’s design talents are crafting the tailoring of tomorrow

In a changing, uncertain, world, can the traditional business suit ever make sense to a millennial? But from Gosha to Demna (and of course Raf) spring/summer 17 saw a range of designers reinterpreting and playing with the codes of masculinity...
Kinza Shenn
9.6.16