Brent Cleveland’s Neo-Figurative Queer Portraiture

Brent Cleveland is a queer Montreal-based visual artist whose neo-figurative portraiture probes concepts of gender, sexuality, and human expression. Through the haunting and distorted gaze of his subjects, Cleveland imbues a sort of warping of the male gaze, reflecting a nuanced glance of heteronormative defiance toward the spectator. We recently caught up with him about…

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Rihanna’s Fenty Fashion Brand Calls It Quits

Less than two years after Rihanna and LVMH joined forces to launch luxury label Fenty, the brand is sadly being put on hold. Rihanna fans will be sad to hear that WWD reports the singer and the French luxury giant came to the decision mutually with LVMH saying in a statement, “Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to…

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Bottega Veneta SS21′

Bottega Veneta presents the Salon 01 campaign, their Spring/Summer 2021 collection unveiled in October in London. Photographed by Tyrone Lebon, the protagonist of the third volume of the book launched by the brand accompanying their new proposal. Featuring laissez-faire models sitting, lying down, and even stroking a dog, Salon 01 is juxtaposed by mise-en-scene that seems to…

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February Mix

ℑ 𝔩𝔦𝔨𝔢 𝔢𝔩𝔢𝔠𝔱𝔯𝔬 ℑ 𝔩𝔦𝔨𝔢 𝔯𝔢𝔱𝔯𝔬 ℑ 𝔩𝔦𝔨𝔢 𝔤𝔥𝔢𝔱𝔱𝔬 ℌ𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔱𝔢𝔠𝔥𝔫𝔬.

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Nelson Huang’s Enigmatic Portraiture

Toronto photographer Nelson Huang brings a distinctly editorial perspective to his portrait photography, channeling the sophisticated and straightforward whimsy of photographers like Leslie Zhang, Colin Dodgson, and Cho Gi Seok. Projecting a certain air of vulnerability and ease upon his subjects, Zhang’s fashion and beauty work is swathed in vibrant colours accented by warm tones…

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Fall 2021 Menswear

The first menswear shows of Fall 2021 were underway this past week in Paris, offering a glimpse of a post-covid sartorial world (if you’re optimistic). Coalescing classic menswear silhouettes and sharp tailoring with surreal and flamboyant textures and prints, the future of men’s fashion, and fashion, in general, hangs in the balance. Whilst some designers…

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Brendon Burton’s American Poetry

American Poetry is a previously unreleased body of work by photographer Brendon Burton, documenting roadside signage as works of art. Taken over the course of 5 years around the United States, this series is a study on Americana, media culture, and propaganda. These anonymous proclamations in the public space form a loose narrative on the…

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Images of Lockdown

The below images are part of a series of Toronto-based photographer Cody Rooney’s exploration of the desolation of inner-city life during the first wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Shot over the course of March and April 2020, the series depicts the cloistered and barren feeling of impending doom that lingers during times of uncertainty and…

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Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall 2021

Wardrobe staples like business suits, denim jackets, and duster coats, elongated, stretched, and exaggerated formed the basis of Virgil Abloh‘s Fall 2021 Menswear lineup for Louis Vuitton. Originally designed to be performed live, the show was filmed without guests due to ongoing restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Familiar silhouettes were amplified and…

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