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5 Highly Collectible Fashion x Art Collaborations To Shop This Month

The longstanding love affair between artists and designers is nothing new, with iconic collaborations like Piet Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent’s graphic dresses and Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí’s prolific collaborative relationship setting standards high. Taking a closer look at some recent examples of this tradition, spanning diverse garments and accessories from the past decade,…

Remembering André Leon Talley (1948–2022)

American fashion journalist, stylist, creative director, and former Editor-at-Large of Vogue magazine, André Leon Talley was an exceptional Black figure in an industry that was notoriously elitist and often times discriminatory. Celebrated as a truly singular style icon, he is widely credited for his advocating of diversity in the world of fashion. Earlier today, aged…

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Interview: Indigenous CHamoru Artist Gisela McDaniel On The ...

Living and working in Detroit, Michigan, Gisela McDaniel is a diasporic, indigenous CHamoru artist. Interweaving assemblages of audio, oil painting, and motion-sensored technology, she creates pieces that “come to life” and literally “talk back” to the viewer upon being triggered by observers. In her dynamic works, she incorporates the voices of survivors of sexual trauma…

Interview: South London Singer-Songwriter Cosima On Finding ...

Since her intoxicating debut in 2016, South East London native Cosima has made a memorable imprint with her artful compositions, fusing contemporary R&B vocals with pop flare. The artist’s influences span her diverse heritage and far beyond, exploring sonic traditions from Cuba, Brazil and Germany, to name a few. Largely self-taught, Cosima honed her craft…

 

The Instagram Account Revelling In The Beauty Of Morocco’s Past

Instagram account @moroccovintage_ is a photo library devoted to representing unique historical narratives from the North African nation of Morocco. A country with a rich culture and civilisation, through Morocco’s history, it has hosted many diverse peoples, and all of those civilisations have naturally helped shape the country’s social structures and cultural landscape. Exploring the…

A History Of Hausa Architecture

The Hausa are the largest ethnic group in West and Central Africa made up of a diverse but culturally homogeneous people, predominantly based in the Sahelian and savannah areas of southern Niger and northern Nigeria. Today, with close to 82 million descendants and significant indigenised populations spread across Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Chad, Sudan, Republic…

Temples Of Books: Magnificent Libraries Around The World

Repositories of knowledge, sites of learning, and sources of inspiration and connection, libraries are much more than collections of books. Among the world’s most inclusive and democratic places, they are exemplary instances of architecture that represent the societies that built them. Berlin-based publishing house gestalten’s latest title, Temples of Books, celebrates the world’s oldest and…

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