On DSquared2’s Racist and Extraordinarily Offensive FW15 Line: “DSquaw”
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On DSquared2’s Racist and Extraordinarily Offensive FW15 Line: “DSquaw”

From the DSquared2 Facebook Page DSquared2’s description (on their Facebook page) of their FW15 line reads: “The enchantment of Canadian Indian tribes. The confident attitude of the British aristocracy. In a captivating play on contrasts: an ode to America’s native tribes meets the noble spirit of Old Europe. Magic and mysterious tribal influences meld with … Continue reading

AGENCY: Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker Meredith Wright
Education / Fashion / Social issues

AGENCY: Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker Meredith Wright

Tonight, the Bloorcourt Screenshot is presenting a series of documentaries that put a spotlight on female representation in the media. One of the documentaries being shown is Agency: “A documentary film by Meredith Wright that follows young Western women struggling to work as models in Osaka’s unforgiving fashion market. The film features two protagonists, Marta, a … Continue reading

In Defense of the Hijab: Musings on Free Choice
Fashion / Politics / Social issues

In Defense of the Hijab: Musings on Free Choice

The personal is political – it’s a feminist cris de coeur, the mantra that carried women’s liberation movements in the tumult of the 1960s. And what is more political, more personal than a garment? And what is more deeply political, more intensely personal than the hijab, the Islamic veil? With this mantra in mind, I … Continue reading