A Week in Review: May 18, 2018
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Beach House Are Still Evolving via Ssense
I find that language can be stifling, limiting. It's stupid, Victoria says.
But violent language, these times are insane. People get one stupid idea, everything's over, you know? The sense of chaos, or insanity, or darkness, makes you so grateful for what you have, Victoria says.
I think it also fuels us, Alex finishes. Every artist, Victoria says, making sure I write her words down exactly, has a different level of wound.
Kamperett Wants to Empower Women Working in the Tech World and Beyond via Vogue
“Dressing women in tech is different from other sectors because the industry is so male-dominated, and there is a style void for the most part. There are a lot of hooded sweatshirts, jeans, and business suits, which created a pretty dull landscape for the eyes of a fashion-inclined woman, and I think we give her the opportunity to express her individuality.”
Comme des Garçons’ Newest Brand Is All About Limited Drops via The Cut
While you won’t be able to shop on the site until July 20, the brand is launching a few select styles today at Dover Street Market New York as well as their Chelsea boutique. Dubbed the Breaking News Spring Holiday Campaign, it’s a logo-heavy collection of tees, hoodies, and jackets. Also included: Six special T-shirts designed by Adam Lucas a.k.a. HANKSY, Anti Social Social Club, Better™ Gift Shop by Avi Gold, Brain Dead, Cactus Plant Flea Market, and Dreamland Syndicate. Prices range from $90 for the tees to $515 for the coat.
Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion’s Shock Jock via The New York Times
Every time Mr. Lagerfeld makes an incendiary statement, there’s a flurry of upset online, but it is contained, focused on him and not the brands that employ and enable him. There is no call for a boycott of Chanel, Fendi or even his namesake label. The companies themselves don’t even bother to issue the now seemingly de rigueur “We don’t agree, but he is his own person and has a right to his views.” They just tuck their heads in and have no comment, or don’t respond. How come?
Janelle Monae: How An Outsider Became a Visionary Superstar via Refinery29
Monáe is the quintessential girl who can do both. She can brag through humility. She can jubilate in the face of oppression. And she can seduce in a pair of see-through mesh jeans with nothing but a flesh colored thong underneath, or in a pink pantsuit. “I'm a very complicated woman,” she told me when I asked her about her position in a new class of Black sex symbols that are queer, androgynous or just plain nerdy. “I think everybody has those moments where you want to turn it off. You don't want to be admired. You don't want to be objectified. I look at myself as a subject, not an object. A subject to study, to the end of time.”