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Urban Outfitters Appropriates Queer Fashion Yet Mocks Trans-individuals

Thought provoking article by Malic White from Bitch Magazine about Urban Outfitters’ transphobic promotion of their androgynous clothing line.     Advertisements

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E-Commerce Comes to Small Time Boutiques

Photo From: http://ribandrhein.com/wordpress/?page_id=42 “Gilt Group may have redefined the discount shopping experience for shoppers seeking high-fashion labels such as Marni and Prada, but Olga Vidisheva, the 26-year-old founder of Shoptiques, thinks her start-up can disrupt the $20 billion boutique shopping industry. The … Continue reading

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Fashion Show Covers the Gamut from Dapper Dykes to Muscle Men

Queerture: Queer + Couture was the theme of the queer studies fashion conference held at UCLA October 14-15 where the fashion was just as awe-inspiring as the ideas and papers presented in the classrooms of Royce Hall on the gorgeous … Continue reading

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Provenance

My friend, Mary Jean Gladfelter Hogg, keeps her grandmother’s wedding dress hung on a tiny dress form in her bedroom. Mary Agnes Yost Gladfelter, 20 years old, was married April 29, 1898. Her dress is a fine deep brown wool, it’s … Continue reading

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Why Insoles?

 What is Insole? Before answer “why insoles”, I have to first ponder on “what is insole”. Where does it fit in the fashion-style-dress complex? Does it fall under the category of clothing, handcraft or art? According to the definitions in … Continue reading

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Embroidered insoles in modern China

Insole is a common type of foot wear in China, hidden but full of meanings. The fact that it is hidden from sight doesn’t lessen its exquisiteness in craftsmanship and its richness in cultural meanings. It perfectly exemplifies the combination of … Continue reading

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