A Week in Review: July 6, 2018
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Graphic Times with New York Times Designer Tracy Ma via SSENSE
My stuff doesn’t go viral, but the viral images that I respond to are very minute. If it speaks to a very small group of people, that’s what I value in a meme.
It's Enlightenment Philosophy's Fault that Women Wear Heels Instead of Men via Quartzy
For a few years, though, both men and women wore high heels in Europe. But by the end of the 17th century, enlightenment ideas put an end to such androgynous styles. This philosophy emphasized rationality and practicality—but as distinctly male traits. Women, meanwhile, were seen as emotional, irrational, and distinct from men from men. Under the influence of enlightenment thinking, gender, rather than class, became the main way of dividing society.
Halima Aden Returns to Kenya for Our July Cover Story via Teen Vogue
“They always reminded me as a kid that I was not forgotten. I didn’t know what life outside of a camp looked like,” she says. “I couldn’t even imagine it. UNICEF was [my world]. Before I could sign my own name, when I was literally doing ‘x’ for my name, I could spell UNICEF.”
How Palace and adidas are Making Tennis Cool Again via iD
There’s a perverse joy in seeing the women’s world number three and the men’s world number four kitted out in Palace garms. It’s a thrilling dot-connector between mass sports entertainment and niche streetwear that you rarely see on the international stage.
Fashion's Obsession with Quilting is Breathing New Life into a Classic American Craft via Fashionista
"It's kind of fun to have this groundswell of interest that people are paying attention to that's supported from a couple of different directions. It's nice to be a part of that," Parkhouse says on the phone. "The other side of that is when there's something like the Calvin Klein collection that's doing something very similar to what you've done and they just have infinitely more resources and eyeballs — it can be a little frustrating."