A Week in Review: November 30, 2018
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Robyn on RBN, Her New Collaboration With Björn Borg; Being a Tomboy; and Starting Again From Zero via Vogue
"I mean, I’ve always been interested in clothes, I’ve always collected clothes, and I’ve kept a lot of the stuff that I’ve used over the years. I really like the stories clothes tell. I always have ideas about the things that I like to wear and why, and I always enjoy finding clothes that have those extra layers, because you can always tell when someone’s put work into them."
The Real Reason Valentino and Dior Men Showed in Japan via Business of Fashion
"The nation is home to inspiration galore: eclectic street style subcultures, unparalleled artisanship, a thriving beauty industry and icons of design and architecture all makes the country a mecca for creatives of all persuasions."
The Paradox of “No Makeup” Makeup via Vox
"So while the term “no makeup” makeup might sound absurd to the uninitiated, like “clean laundry”-scented detergent, it’s fitting for a tutorial that is barely about makeup at all. Instead, it’s a claim of subverting beauty ideals that doesn’t actually subvert anything; both the ritual and the consumption of beauty are maintained."
What Kind of Message is Fashion Trying to Send Plus-Size Women? via The Washington Post
"Fashion, by its nature, reaches for extremes. As a result, it has always made size inclusivity so much more of an event than it ever needed to be. It has politicized, weaponized and fetishized fat. Now, as waiflike models are replaced with Rubenesque ones, can plus-size fashion be freed from the burdens of identity politics and cultural prejudices — to simply exist as clothes and not statements? When will a plus-size model get to stop representing diversity and simply be part of the pack? Does every plus-size model really slay?"
Ed Hardy Invented 21st-Century Fashion & Everyone Else Is Playing Catch Up via Highsnobiety
"It’s hard not to pay attention to a thing so sure of itself. The loudest person in the room usually scores at least a few devotees. To add to this, Audigier, in his aggressive and shameless bid for celebrity acolytes, originated the early psychology of influencer marketing. Get people with platforms to wear your wares, and ride the exponentially multiplying attention they get to your own ends. It all worked really, really well."