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I remember the first time I read that Birkenstocks were officially cool. Why was it suddenly okay to wear these horrendous hippie shoes? Even more mind-boggling, why was it okay to wear them with SOCKS?! Nothing could be worse than this, right? Wrong. For some reason, English designer Christopher Kane decided to send his models down the runway at London Fashion Week wearing—shudder—CROCS. The clunky pieces of rubber distracted the audience from the rest of the...
Independence Day comes at more or less the halfway point of the year. It's a nice time to take stock of the things that you hate, or are annoyed by in this great sprawling metropolis we share. Here are a few suggestions of things that you should declare yourself independent of on this glorious, patriotic long weekend. Normcore In February, New York magazine publicized the term “normcore” to the world to describe a trend of aggressively hip...
We live in an age of perhaps unprecedentedly conspicuous consumption. Oh, sure, we're not quite at the level of decadence seen in, say, pre-Revolution France, and we've even come a long way from the early 2000s when anything and everything was blatantly branded (even asses, which, goodbye forever, Juicy Couture tracksuits), but not only do we now exist in a time of dramatic income inequality, we also find ourselves in an age of constant social...
Lately, everything seems to be distressed. From clothes to furniture to Instagram filters, the prevailing aesthetic is one which has the sensibility of something old, something used. And even when things aren't purposely made to look old or worn, there's been an embrace of an almost reductive approach to fashion, most notably seen in the normcore trend (or faux-trend, depending on with whom you speak), which is, at best, an attempt to extinguish external...

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