All Posts By Margaret Blatz

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 ...

Anna Wintour’s Collab with Air Jordans is Everything Wrong with Luxury Streetwear

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On July 12th, @voguemagazine on Instagram posted this video showing Anna Wintour sitting at her desk, scrawling AWOK (an acronym for Anna Wintour Okay) across articles while shooting hoops across her office. The very end of the video shows the neon orange-and-green ball rolling under her desk and revealing a pair of red Air Jordans. ...

Luka Sabbat is GenZ Fashion

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Whether you recognize him from Freeform’s new Grown-ish or the oversized coat meme from this past winter, Luka Sabbat has been heralded as “the coolest kid on the internet” since he was 18 years old. That was back when the native New Yorker began his modeling career by walking at Yeezy’s Season 1 presentation at New ...