The Unsustainability of Luxury Fashion by Whitney R. McGuire, Esq.

There’s a class war happening in fashion and it’s getting worse. First it was Amazon and Valentino, then Facebook and Gucci. They’re the four most prominent behemoths in a growing trend of team ups and crackdowns, the teams ups being the hyper-rich corporations and their egos. The crackdowns have fallen upon counterfeiters, aka people who … Read moreThe Unsustainability of Luxury Fashion by Whitney R. McGuire, Esq.

Shaqui Reed: Designer & Artist

Shaqui Reed’s work examines areas of imperfections expressed by irregularity, incompleteness, rawness, and simplicity. Her designs typically involve deconstructing, distressing, layering, and piecing together what is left behind. Her textile works speak of the color and texture of her fears. Her fears are represented through the roughness of the denim and the different shades of … Read moreShaqui Reed: Designer & Artist

Metal & Stone Creations by Lizette Bez

Metal & Stone Creations is a handmade jewelry brand embodying the raw and refined characteristics of the natural world. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques and natural stones, I use colors and symbols into the designs and each piece carries the mark of handmade craftsmanship. The love for nature goes beyond design – each piece is created … Read moreMetal & Stone Creations by Lizette Bez

Frankie Designer: Changing the 2-6 Community & Beyond by BabyG

“There’s no such thing as luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity” – Amy Hempel The 2-6 community is no stranger to what is hot or not in the fashion industry nowadays.Fashion designers are in more demand now than they ever were before.People want to create a name for themselves and create a lasting image … Read moreFrankie Designer: Changing the 2-6 Community & Beyond by BabyG


ABOUT THE ARTIST: Hilary Dank I’m a seamstress and embroidery artist from South Florida. I learned how to sew in college in New York to fill crucial pieces into my closet when I couldn’t afford them. Back then and now, I could never be told ‘No” when it comes to bringing an idea into fruition … Read moreDANK BEHAVIOR

Cornrow Beauty by Kasandra Enid Torres

This series is shot in the streets of Washington Heights in NYC. It is all about the beauty and art form of cornrows, as well a celebration of uptown street culture. Photographer: Kasandra Enid Torres @kasaeto Stylist: Rey Peña Braider: Guin Gui @guin_gui Makeup Artist: Juan Jaar @juanjaar Talent: Dani @xaniielle Dog: Tiggs @tiggystardust

PINK PLAID by Mary Jones

Pink Plaid is a conscious creative outlet, passionately created by Mary Jones of Starkville, Mississippi. Pink Plaid explores experimentalism, fluidity, and clothing without borders for the sake of celebrating secondhand/repurposed fibers and all walks of life. Specializing in fashion photography, styling, graphic design, fashion production, sewing, and creative direction, the mission statement between all mediums … Read morePINK PLAID by Mary Jones

(Issue 8) Fashion Feature: Rusty Reconstructed

INTERVIEW BY KIMBER MONROE & CREATIVE DIRECTION BY JULIA RODRIGUEZ RUSTY RECONSTRUCTED is an LA based brand focused on reworked streetwear in everyday life. Arianna and Nikolas Knowles Sanchez-Wong are more than business partners. The couple and best friends have been working together since middle school, and this latest venture is their biggest and brightest … Read more(Issue 8) Fashion Feature: Rusty Reconstructed

Needle & Porcelain As Swords & Shields by Aodan

Embroidery is always considered as a ‘womanly’ and ‘feminine’ craft. I taught myself  embroidery at a young age out of interest, but as I grew up, I learned that they are part of a cultural and social expectation for women. Nevertheless, I never saw them as must-learn womanly skills. Using these media, I create tableaux … Read moreNeedle & Porcelain As Swords & Shields by Aodan

Camping in BKLYN Collection by Tanya Sheikh

I grew up on long hikes and camping at Seven Sisters in Western Massachusetts, so the outdoors are personal for me. Somehow, surviving a pandemic in New York City has the same energy — camping out in our apartments, hiking across neighborhoods and boroughs, finding solace in being outside together. My daily walks in Prospect … Read moreCamping in BKLYN Collection by Tanya Sheikh

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