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your enduring love for hello kitty is justified

Merchandising icon or subversive millennial idol? Exploring the enduring appeal of Hello Kitty, from the kawaii boom of the 70s to a Frank Ocean festival headline slot.
Hannah Ongley
10.27.17
beauty
beauty

rina sawayama talks about the representation of east asian women in fashion

Madonna’s MDNA Skin launched with a video of her and Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky being pampered by silent East Asian women. Musician Rina Sawayama called her out on Twitter, and tells i-D why this trope must die.
Rina Sawayama
9.29.17
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why was 2000s pop such an anomaly?

Things were very different for pop stars during the cultural bubble of 2002 - 2009. What changed? And what happens for those who made their name then, but want to continue their fame now?
Anne T. Donahue
9.28.17
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the accidental uniform of the antifa

We cannot read too much into the movement's aesthetic.
Erica Euse
9.27.17
Fashion
Fashion

the concept of “surviving” fashion week is absurd

Here’s why.
Hilary George-Parkin
9.7.17
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why does cleaning up your social media feel so dirty?

The new age of self-editing online.
Erica Euse
9.7.17
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'keeping up with the kardashians' turns ten; we celebrate the family's great hits

A decade of Kardashian-Jenners.
Anne T. Donahue
9.4.17
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how vans old skool became the most important shoe in the world

From the feet of skaters to the shoe rack of Julia Roberts and fashion weeks around the world, just why has the fashion world gone Old Skool?
Douglas Greenwood
8.29.17
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when pop stars paint their faces, what on earth are they trying to say?

Face painting: the provenance of toddlers and global superstars.
Erica Euse
8.25.17
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why white supremacists are co-opting khaki pants

Fashion’s blandest trousers are a staple of the new alt-right.
Alice Newell-Hanson
8.24.17
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deconstructing fashion’s love affair with ugly sneakers

From our infatuation for Raf’s Ozweegos to the geriatric genius of Balenciaga’s latest, we try to make sense of the industry’s loyalty to the ugly shoe.
Douglas Greenwood
8.17.17
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why are we living in a new era of on-screen horror?

The dystopian, violent tyranny we stream so readily is a sign of the times.
Clementine de Pressigny
8.16.17