OPINION

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the future of retail

The future of retail and e-tail

When I was younger I used to think a lot about my future. I still am. Future sounds appealing just because is unknown and (could be) wild. On the subject of fashion and specifically retail, future doesn’t look that clear, in comparison to what a forecaster would have said twenty […]

teenage kicks

Never underestimate the influence of Fashion on teenage self-image

by Léah Njeim Teenagehood is such a weird moment in one’s existence. Abandoning your child moult, trying to fit a body; a constant evolution inside of a bright new adult skin, which is way too large and looks strange and scary. This is the time which is commonly considered in […]

by Lanakila McNaughton3

Women are now riding; not the white horse but your motorcycle

In 1915, Effie Hotchkiss went on a long nomadic journey on her motorcycle and since then, she has been known as a pioneering female motorcyclist. Indeed, Effie and her mother travelled across the country with a Harley-Davidson V-twin. They covered a grand total of nine thousand miles (14.484 km), starting […]

Punk artwork from Inga Aleknaviciute

Punk’s not dead –We actually need more of that

Did the punk movement change the world? Apparently, no. Revolutionary punk subculture was established in the mid-1970s and since then, not much have changed. Politics are pretty much the same, the unemployment rate is still high, capitalism still generates inequality, climate change is getting worse and so on. Nevertheless, punk […]

high heels, gender discrimination, front

High Heels: A symbol of gender discrimination

You may already know that what we wear gives credit to who we are. In capitalist societies, branding is the most important thing when it comes to communication. Apparel is something like a “badge of origin” -represents who we are. Additionally, high-heeled shoes symbolize specific ideas, and as far as […]

Wonder Woman

Bone up on Wonder Woman: Who is the actual creator?

by Kristel Liakou   Wonder Woman is D for Superman, The Princess of Themyscira for the Amazons and Diana Prince for the society. The pop culture superheroine was published in graphic novels by DC Comics. Since then she is a continuing symbol of female empowerment. The versatile woman created by […]

punk, subculture

The “No Subculture” issue of the 21st century

Whatever became of Rockabillies, Beatniks, Mods, Punks and Emos? Every decade has been defined by a specific culture and by even more subcultures. Masses often identify with the culture; on the contrary, only a handful of misfits make a subculture. There is no need to say that both -masses and misfits- […]