All Posts By Margaret Blatz

How Spotify Changed Everything

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At first, Spotify didn’t change anything. By the late 00s, we were all already illegally downloading music to our iPods and phones; the music industry was flailing to stop us (to no avail), and we didn’t want to pay. Then in 2006, Spotify was founded in Stockholm. In the beginning, the streaming site offered an ...

Streetwear’s Infiltration of Luxury

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Ever since Off-White founder Virgil Abloh became the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, every fashion article about streetwear’s infiltration of luxury fashion. The DJ, Kanye collaborator, and general hypewear beast has been credited with much of the shake up, but streetwear’s Trojan Horse was placed much earlier than that. From Marc Jacobs and Dapper Dan ...

Raf Simons Leaves Calvin Klein

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This December, Raf Simons announced that he would be leaving Calvin Klein nine months before his contract ends after fewer than two years. Calvin Klein’s press release stated, “Both parties have amicably decided to part ways after Calvin Klein Inc. decided on a new brand direction which differs from Simon’s creative vision.” And just like ...

Fashion’s Eco-Problem

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Photo Credit: Material Rebellion Currently the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world—second only to oil—taking up ten percent of total global emissions. Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used yearly to make polyester—not only the world’s most commonly used fiber but it also takes more than 200 years to decompose; ...

East Atlanta Love Letter Album Review

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“Hope my mistakes don’t make less of a man / But lately it feel like them shits really can” opens 6lack’s second studio album East Atlanta Love Letter. The introspection and lack of self-trust are motifs littered throughout the record creating the perfect winter sound of sorrow and loneliness. Despite the title, the record is ...

Rappers Are Wearing Dresses!

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“You can’t just arrogantly wear whatever the fuck you want to wear on some ‘self-expression’ bullshit,” rapper Lord Jamar said on VladTV about rappers wearing women’s clothing. “Because in order to preserve a culture there are certain guidelines and boundaries that have to be there.”   At New York Summer/Spring Fashion Week earlier this month, Rodarte and ...

Michael Kors buys Versace, All is Not Lost

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On September 25th, 2018 Michael Kors Holding bought Versace for $2.1 billion. The newly born, first American Luxury conglomerate made this purchase after buying Jimmy Choo last summer for $1.2 billion. Michael Kors Holding—now to be called Capri Holdings—managed to buy the struggling Italian luxury brand despite both Kering and LVMH showing interest. With this purchase, ...

Frank Ocean Reenters the Billboard Top 200 and We’re All in Our Feelings Again

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Around the time that the leaves started turning and the sensation that summer was officially leaving us, Frank Ocean’s second studio album Blonde re-entered Billboard’s Top 200—meaning we’re all pretty much in our feelings again. That summer also saw Blonde receive its platinum certification (which the artist’s mom picked up) as well as the record’s ...

Cultural Vultures: R.I.P. the Subculture of Streetwear

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For generations, subcultures have been defined through the group’s music and fashion to determine the over-arching philosophy that drives them. They are traditionally at odds with the mainstream and are a symbolic form of resistance, so can streetwear be considered a subculture? Yes, but not anymore. It’s safe to say that luxury’s appropriation of streetwear and ...

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