Category Archives: Fashion

Esoteric and Masonic symbolism in Hip Hop.

The Devil is a Lie: Hip Hop, Esoteric Symbolism, and Illuminati-Phobia

“Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” This was the title of 50 Cent’s 2003 album, and it summed up the Hip Hop attitude of a generation. It was about money, drugs…

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Casual Elegance: DRESSADDICT launches new menswear and womenswear lines

“It’s about being unique and enigmatic,” says Artem Gryshchenko about the new men’s and womenswear collections by DRESSADDICT by Artem & Victor. The Kiev-based fashion design label has continued to develop its…

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Skinhead: Jamaican Roots, Extreme-Rightists, Gay Iconism — A Movement of Contradictions

Like the dreadlocked Rastafarian and the Punk with his or her pink or blue “Mohican,” the Skinhead — shaven-headed and wearing imposing workmen’s or military-style boots — has become an…

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Why Plus Size will be the Future Waif

Last week, the all-American brand Abercrombie & Fitch announced that it too would begin using “plus size” models. It’s a big leap for a company whose catalogues have been mocked…

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Punk, Feminism, and the anarchist Femme Fatale

Young women did much to shape the Punk movement of the late 1970s, even if they often overlooked or relegated to the role of girlfriend and groupie (think “Sid and…

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DressAddict Launches New Menswear Line

Urban couture label DressAddict by Artem & Victor has just launched its new menswear collection. Founded in Kiev in 2012 by designer Artem Gryshchenko and Victor Victorov, DressAddict initially focused…

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Tokyo Fashion Label Shows Models in Burkas

American fashion Diesel recently caused a stir when one of its ads featured a woman wearing a denim niqab (veil). Female Muslim dress appears to be becoming something of a…

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The Veil Illuminated: Photographer Drew Tal Reimagines the Niqab in New Exhibit

“Worlds Apart,” an exhibition of photographic works by Drew Tal opened at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery last week. The focus of the exhibition – which is also being shown in Istanbul, Turkey…

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NY Comic Con 2013: Why We Love it

Seeing strange people on the streets of Manhattan isn’t unusual. But, if you were anywhere near the Jacob Javitz Convention Center this weekend, you’ll have seen the hoards of graphic novel…