The Secret World of Fast Fashion
From 1960s Korea, through Brazil, to today’s Los Angeles: Inside the world that brought you Forever 21—and those skinny jeans in your closet. Over the past 15 years, the fashion industry has undergone a profound and baffling transformation.
The Gender Politics of Pockets
The iPhone 6 may be the great catalyst in including this oft-ignored aspect of women's fashion. I am one of the 10 million people who acquired an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus ten days ago.
You See Sneakers, These Guys See Hundreds Of Millions In Resale Profit
Shirod Ince sat at the front of a line of more than 100 people, mostly guys in their early 20s, on a Friday evening last month. For two days, he and his friends had been taking turns waiting outside a Foot Locker in Harlem to buy the new LeBron sneaker.
Normcore: Fashion Movement or Massive In-Joke?
Normcore (noun) 1. A fashion movement, c. 2014, in which scruffy young urbanites swear off the tired street-style clichés of the last decade — skinny jeans, wallet chains, flannel shirts — in favor of a less-ironic (but still pretty ironic) embrace of bland, suburban anti-fashion attire.
A Kiss Is Just a Kiss, Unless It’s an Ad for a Clothing Company
The email Tatia Pilieva sent to 21 people Monday morning started off the way such notes usually do when someone wants to get a link on Facebook. “Hey my dears,” Ms. Pilieva wrote. “I wanted to share our little film with you.”
The Sneaker Comes of Age
When Christopher Tennant, the editor of the magazine Man of the World, met up with his future in-laws a few months ago at JoJo, an Upper East Side restaurant, he wore a navy blazer from Barneys New York, olive slacks and — what else? — a pair of sneakers by Common Projects.
Make it work: what should fashion look like in the age of connected devices?
Asher Levine wants me to wear a jumpsuit. At Tech In Motion's Wearable Tech Fashion Show, the young American designer is wearing a onesie the color of caution tape with zippers running down the front.
Designed for Destruction
For a time, starting in the early 1990s, Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen were inseparable—fashion muse and master—lovers without the sex. They shared something else: a self-loathing so intense it would devour them both, with Blow’s suicide in 2007 and McQueen’s in 2010.
Fashion in the Age of Instagram
In the Dries Van Noten exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is a video that stitches together sequences from 20 years of his runway shows — a “supercut,” in online argot. On a tour of the show not long ago, Mr.
Normcore: Fashion for Those Who Realize They’re One in 7 Billion
Sometime last summer I realized that, from behind, I could no longer tell if my fellow Soho pedestrians were art kids or middle-aged, middle-American tourists.
The 7 Habits of Highly Stylish People
Fact: Anyone with a credit card can be fashionable. Another fact: Very few people—credit cards or not—can be considered women of genuine style.
The Battle Over Dress Codes
BERKELEY, Calif. — IN the Bay Area, the last week of school is a time to dig out cozy jackets and socks, but this year our natural air-conditioning (that’s “fog” to you) failed, giving us a few sweltering June days.
Tavi Gevinson of ‘Rookie’ Inspires Young Women to Create Communities of Self-Empowerment
She counts among her friends the actress Emma Watson, the singer Lorde and the fashion designer Rachel Antonoff (“She has gravitas”), but the real impact of Tavi Gevinson, the 17-year-old fashion-