Balenciaga’s Robot Reckoning

Existential anxieties bubble over in Balenciaga’s latest SS22 campaign, replete with cybernetic face coverings, exoskeleton suits, and Matrix-esque headpieces designed by Ikeuchi Hiroto. Balenciaga’s robots are dystopia and post-humanism dressed in couture. Bearing in mind, it’s certainly not the first time that Demna Gvasalia has prophesied doomsday, the designer oft sends post-apocalyptic garb down water-soaked…

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Milan Fashion Week S/S 22′

Lucie and Luke Meier’s Jil Sander collection show during Milan Fashion Week this season was described by the designers as “about embracing a positive future.” The same could arguably be said for the vibe that swept the runways this past week in Italy’s fashion capital.

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Why Kim K is The Ultimate Mugler Muse

In early 2007, Kim Kardashian, the now millionaire socialite Mugler muse, rose to fame after what seemed like a career-wrecking scandal. Mired by press surrounding a certain tape, most celebrities at the height of toxic and misogynistic tabloid culture would have been written off by the general public.

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Verseau Belladonna

It has been more than four years since Toronto-based Label Verseau launched its first collection. Then, a fledgling hobby of founder Josephine Kent’s, the first offering from the designer’s brand was “quintessential ‘Verseau’” as she puts it.

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Sinz In Leather

For Halifax-based leather goods designer Brenda Duran, creativity is urgency. Having just launched her leather and kink accessories brand dubbed ‘Sinz in Leather‘, a melange of cholita vibes and nostalgic 90’s grunge, Duran describes the creative process as one fueled by questions of ‘what if’. “What got me started, was when RuPaul was in the…

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Sofia Piras Reimagines The Suit

Often perceived as an element of constraint linked to the work environment, Polimoda Fashion student Sofia Piras reimagines the suit as a garment that unifies rather than subsumes. Exploring the ways in which quintessential workwear has become obsolete in the post-COVID cultural landscape, Piras wants to reinvent the workwear staple. “I want to change the…

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High Heel Feminism: From Heel to Toe

We live in a world where man-made objects are imbued with constructed cultural meanings. As society progresses these objects’ meanings shift with the larger cultural ethos. The sartorial, is particularly amorphous, forever ebbing and flowing with the pace of culture.  Throughout history, high heels have been one of the most prominent sartorial objects to undergo…

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