In 2016, the BRIT Awards really made us question their validity. It was a year where in every British category, each nomination was made up of white artists. It was a year of failure to represent – but while this was nothing new, it was also the year that Croydon MC Stormzy decided enough was enough. He accelerated the conversation around the read more »
Unless you’re fortunate enough to have your own wax figure in Madame Tussauds, it’s unlikely you’ll ever find yourself looking at an exact replica model of yourself. Surprisingly, this was the case for two of Gucci’s models, who took to the runway with copies of their own decapitated heads in tow – perfect for the show’s venue, that looked like an operating theatre.
Of course, the preparation process leading up to the show was a lengthy one. A skilled team of…read more »
Nike’s latest women’s sneaker collection, The 1 Reimagined, is for women, by women. Bringing together a collective of 14 female Nike designers, they’ve created a collection of ten sneakers that put a twist on two of Nike’s biggest icons – the Air Force 1 and the Air Jordan 1.
Each of the 14 women who were part of the design process were chosen for their diverse skill sets and backgrounds, and what they would be bringing to the collective. The challenge was…read more »
Started by founder and director Erin Magee, the label was…read more »
In our current social media era, the pressure to conform to perfection is at its greatest. As we live alongside profiles that celebrate unrealistic and socially constructed perceptions of what is beautiful, it's clear the idea of ‘beauty’ needs a makeover. Filmmaker Curtis Blair’s latest short film, Beauty is Confidence, is both a testament to this and a gentle reminder of how important it is to embrace inner-beauty. His…read more »
Madonna had been a superstar for well over a decade when she released Ray of Light in 1998. Her iconic status had been cemented with her first greatest hits compilation,1990’s The Immaculate Collection, which distilled her early career into one era-defining pop single after another (“Holiday”, “Like a Virgin”, “Papa Don’t Preach”, “Like a Prayer”, “Vogue”) and sold 32 million copies worldwide. The same year’s Blond Ambition World Tour had raised…read more »
We live, as media theorists have long agonised, in an age of oversaturation: there’s simply just too much to see, too much to take in, sort through, understand. For the New York-based painter Sam McKinniss, sifting through the deluge of mass media images is half the work. The artist, whose subjects have included Prince, Winona Ryder, and Lil’ Kim is an avid consumer of pop culture with a sharp eye for symbolism and a deep…read more »
A welcome surprise to day one of Milan Fashion Week: a Moschino show! Designer Jeremy Scott changed his venue and bumped his show up to the first day of the schedule this season, meaning we got to start the Wednesday with double-headed Gucci models and finish it with multi-coloured 60s alien girls. Oh, fashion! Here’s what went down.