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Fashion

Stop Calling Everything Made by Black Designers 'Streetwear'

When designers put artisanal fabrics and expert tailoring down a runway, they should not get looped in with brands that focus on graphic T-shirts and hoodies.
Mikelle Street
2.2.17
Fashion

Inside Seven Decades of Black Fashion Design

Hood By Air, Stephen Burrows, Duro Olowu, and Cross Colours are just a few of the designers featured in 'Black Fashion Designers' at FIT.
Antwaun Sargent
1.12.17
NYFW

Ladyfag's Guide to NYFW

The Fashion Week parties and shows you can't miss, according to New York's reigning nightlife queen.
Ladyfag .
2.10.16
deep dives

How Big Fashion Appropriated Rave Culture at New York Fashion Week

Who benefits when rave hits the runway—and what do we lose?
Laura Reilly
9.23.15
Fashion

Saying Goodbye to New York's Party Heaven for Weird Vibes, GHE20G0TH1K

It was the best of times, it was the best of times.
Jess Kohlman
5.7.15
Photo

Walter Pearce Photo Diary Vol. 5: The Beautiful People

Here's the latest look into the world of Walter Pearce, the coolest 21-year-old photographer we know.
Walter Pearce
4.1.15
Stuff

Trans Artist ​Juliana Huxtable's Fight for Acceptance

The rising star shares the personal struggles she went through in becoming an LGBTQ icon in the New York art world.
Antwaun Sargent
3.25.15
Fashion

Despite PETA's Best Efforts, Fur Is Back in Fashion

For years animal rights advocates persuaded the public that fur was murder – but a growing number of designers have embraced the controversial material.
Erica Euse
3.3.15
Fashion

Prison Culture, Techno-Immortality, and Dolly Parton: The Inspirations Behind the Looks of NYFW

Almost every fashion show has some kind of historical reference or allusion-based theme underpinning it. We took a deeper look at some of these concepts.
Erica Euse and Wilbert L. Cooper
2.27.15
Fashion

Why New York Fashion Week Matters

NYFW is usually thought of as the most commercial and predictable of all the fashion weeks, but this year's is worth paying attention to. Here's why.
Jeremy Lewis
2.10.15
Culture

The Gender-Bending and Cultural Appropriation of the 2015 European Menswear Collections

It was a fairly staid season with most designers showing a commercial prerogative rather than a conceptual one. Yet, if you read between the lines, there was more than meets the eye.
Jeremy Lewis
1.31.15
Stuff

Post-Black Art in the Age of Hip-Hop

An intimate look at how a generation of black artists who grew up in the hip-hop era are expressing their version of the American experience.
Antwaun Sargent
12.15.14
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