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 does not come from high fashion or the runway but instead from the tops of mountains where utility, comfort and usability come paramount. The brands that… Continue reading Gorpcore and its Cultural Influences

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… Continue reading Fashion and Culture in the French Anime Code Lyoko

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 supérieure des Arts… Continue reading The Delicate Touch of René Lalique