Category: Fashion

  • Helmut Lang for Truss Archive

    Helmut Lang for Truss Archive

    Intro: Helmut Lang is an Austrian designer who founded his brand in Paris in 1987. He is an avant garde designer who uses exceptional tailoring and highly technical fibers to create a revolutionarily understated minimal aesthetic. Known in the fashion world as a hard working yet mysterious artist, Lang is responsible for creating a new […]

  • Adidas Samba Summer

    Adidas Samba Summer

    Grace Wales Bonner is a young fashion designer from England with English and Jamaican heritage born in 1990. In 2014 she graduated from Central Saint Martins, receiving both the ’emerging menswear’ designer and L’Oreille Professionelle awards. Since 2020 the young British designer has an ongoing partnership with adidas in which she explores the diehard english […]

  • Creating Kawaii and Lolita Culture: CUTiE and Olive Magazines

    Creating Kawaii and Lolita Culture: CUTiE and Olive Magazines

    For the young creatives in Japan in the 1980’s there were two magazines that directly influenced the styling and fashion culture, CUTiE and Olive. Olive Magazine Olive magazine embodied the French schoolgirl aesthetic. The “olive girl” watched French films, had picnics with her friends and idealized pre-World War Two boarding school interests and pastimes. Covers […]

  • Calvin Klein and the Sexy Teen Aesthetic

    Calvin Klein and the Sexy Teen Aesthetic

    Recently in my queer history of the 20th century had final presentations and this is the topic I ended up writing and presenting about. Not all my favorite fashion photography from my research went into my final presentation because I had limited time to say everything, and show every photo I found from Calvin Klein […]

  • Gorpcore and its Cultural Influences

    Gorpcore and its Cultural Influences

    Named after hiker’s favorite trail snack “Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts.” Gorpcore includes a strong hiking aesthetic that is built and layered for a more urban lifestyle. This aesthetic combines high fashion from the runway and materials made for the tops of mountains. Where utility, comfort and usability come paramount. The brands that constitute this […]

  • Fashion and Culture in the French Anime Code Lyoko

    Fashion and Culture in the French Anime Code Lyoko

    Code Lyoko is a French cartoon created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by the MoonScoop Group. At the beginning of the story, Jeremy Belpois finds a super-computer in which he finds the virus X.A.N.A. and a girl named Aelita trapped inside the virtual world of Lyoko. The plot then follows several teenagers […]

  • The Delicate Touch of RenĂ© Lalique

    The Delicate Touch of René Lalique

    Rene Lalique’s life changed the landscape of jewelry and fine glass such as perfume bottles at the turn of the 20th century in Europe. Lalique was born in the Marne region of France and after the death of his father, became an apprentice of Louis Aucoc and attended classes at École nationale supĂ©rieure des Arts […]

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