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Fashion

Models and stylists call for an end to unrealistic sample sizes

Thousands have signed @shitmodelmgmt's petition to increase sample size, but is a future of size six models on runways a real possibility or a pipe dream?
Beatrice Hazlehurst
9.15.20
Fashion

Michaela Stark designs lingerie that celebrates the body in all its forms

The Australian artist’s handmade pieces and intimate self-portraits subvert traditional ideas of what's considered flattering.
Laura Pitcher
8.17.20
Photography

These photos reinsert Black and brown, queer and trans bodies in art history

'Being,' a project spearheaded by Camila Falquez, reimagines the classical artistic canon from which they've historically been erased.
Alyza Enriquez
7.9.20
Beauty

A look back at a decade of body positivity

Since 2010, the body acceptance movement has gone from the fringes of discourse to the mainstream. Along the way it's also become a fashionable, even lucrative philosophy. Does that mean it's lost its radicalism?
Gina Tonic
12.20.19
Beauty

how double eyelid surgery has become a rite of passage for many south korean youths

Living in a society obsessed with public perception and appearance, many young South Koreans are going under the knife to elevate their social status, boost their wealth, land a better job and find the perfect partner.
Yae-Jin Ha
4.3.19
Beauty

“we wanted to glamourise double chins" -- polyester zine’s latest issue is a celebration of alternative beauty

With musician CupcakKe and artist Polly Nor as cover stars.
Roisin Lanigan
8.1.18