Is the Rise of Asian Models a Fad or Forward Movement?

For decades, the Aryan blonde, blue-eyed man and woman were synonymous with the uniformed definition of ‘beauty.’ Fast forward 100 years and you’ll find porcelain doll-faced, black haired Asian models gracing the runways of Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors and Givenchy. As they march down the runways, we can’t help but wonder: Is this just fashion’s…

The Black Market Welcomes Refugees

When we turn on the news, read a newspaper or scroll through our newsfeed on Facebook, amongst cat vids and friends’ traveling pics are articles on the Syrian refugee crisis. Not only are there 4.3 million refugees continuing to flee war and persecution, 6.6 million are displaced within Syria. And with the freezing winter around…

What Does Black Symbolise in Different Cultures?

Looking back to my childhood, I can recollect enough memories to fill a photo album of my mum feeling uncomfortable whenever a black cat appeared. Naturally, I just thought my mum was strange but this superstition apparently existed all around the world. Although if you were fortunate enough to spot a black cat keeping warm…

The Japanese Avant Garde Revolution

In the past decade, Japan has hatched out of its shell of conservatism, tech innovation and anime creation to a world of individual expression; giving birth to the likes of Lolita girls and Harajuku boys. But amidst the Tamagotchi crazed, super kawaii infatuated culture lie a darker collective of outcasts. Rei Kawakubo – “I’ve always…

How to Prevent Black Clothes From Fading?

I once had this black Tupac t-shirt, which made me feel super gangster and cool. Naturally, I wore it every chance I could, which equated to every second day of the week. However, with each wash I began to notice the black cotton slowly fading to a colour that resembled Lindsay Lohan – post Mean…