A Week in Review: July 27, 2018
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Buying and Wearing a Corset in the Era of #MeToo via Vogue
"Putting on the tight, bust-enhancing top, will I be labeled a women who isn’t emancipated or fighting the good fight because I look like a milkmaid or Marie Antoinette? In an era when every little thing is politicized and ultimately becomes polarizing, a simple fashion choice could lead to intense scrutinization and, in my case, self-doubt."
How a Rei Kawakubo Disciple Is Using All-Black Clothing to Make Something New via New York Times
“'One of the key concepts of my label is to bring about something new. In order to emphasize that newness, I thought it was important to have constraints.' His designs are known for extraordinary silhouettes that push the boundaries of form, proportion and production; they’re all intricately engineered with little to no sewing at all. 'I thought we needed to explore new ways and techniques of production,' he says of his quietly revolutionary 'no sewing' approach, which relies on clever techniques such as the use of small studs or metal rings to attach fabrics."
Exploring Eyewear from the Movies with Dior, Saint Laurent and Dries Van Noten via SSENSE
"Instead of masks, they choose matching sunglasses for their heists, a bold and badass move, to say the least. Cleo, Stony, Frankie, and T.T. knew how to stunt even under immense pressure. When you break it down, that’s exactly what sunglasses are for."
Why You Should Pay Attention to the Nightgowns in Sharp Objects via The Cut
"For most people, staying in one’s pajamas all day is passive; an act of extreme laziness. But for Adora, her fancy silk nightdresses are more of an active statement: a way to loudly signal that she cannot possibly muster the energy to get dressed. It’s a performance of weakness or fragility, which she expresses often in order to seem like a victim."
How This 244-Year-Old Company Made 'Ugly' Shoes Popular and Stylish via Inc
"Later that decade, an American designer named Margot Fraser stumbled upon the shoes while on a spa trip to Germany and became a fan. After returning to the Bay Area, she wrote a letter to Birkenstock, initiating a distribution partnership to bring the shoes to the U.S. American shoe stores, however, were tougher to convince: they turned her down saying that nobody would wear those 'ugly' shoes."