Dandy lions: The stylish subculture of Sapeurs

To be part of any subculture, together with the need of a collective identity there must be a readable dress-code. As it was for the most iconic cultures, such as punk rockers, skinheads, hip hoppers, ravers, beatniks etcetera, clothing plays a fundamental role in the recognition of such tribes. Continue reading

Dreaming in colors. A conversation with Arielle Bobb-Willis

“James Baldwin said that the artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains. I felt for so long that I wasn’t saying or seeing myself enough in my work and I was holding back. I wanted to create this paracosm that was somewhere I would want to live in and thrive in.”

(Arielle Bobb- Willis)

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Unconventional beauty: Melanie Gaydos

 

When talking about aesthetics, we must keep in mind that the way we perceive beauty is mostly influenced by several factors and eventually there is no objective nor universal method to establish a unique beauty parameter.  Continue reading

When Art meets Fashion: Marina Abramović is present

“I just wanted to laugh again, I wanted to be alive again,

I wanted to be female again.” (Marina Abramović) Continue reading

We should all be sustainable

I’ve been studying Fashion for many years, and it happened me to that the more I get involved with the creative process that gives form to always innovative ideas, the more I become sensible to a variety of topics that concern western consumerism and its very considerable amount of clothing waste that companies make every year.  Continue reading

Who are the Harajuku Girls?

It’s always curious to observe how diverse cultures continuously influence each others and gravitate towards a never ending motion. In particular, that of Decora has previously been a japanese street style taking inspiration from European high fashion and eventually ended up to inspire european designers and artists in turn.  Continue reading

Why Gender Bending is an advantage for the Fashion Industry

What does gender bending mean?
Online there are plenty of media mentioning issues about gender, but differently from the genderless trend, gender bending appears to be much more related to a social conscious attitude, rather than an aesthetic choice. Continue reading