Worn Through has already covered the Sherman retrospective, and thankfully, photography was allowed in the Kawakubo show, therefore I thought I'd walk you through that lil' gem of an exhibit. It was a fascinating look into the collaborative effort between true innovators in design and...

Artist, dandy and generous spirit Iké Udé spoke with Worn Through about the art of sartorial excellence, his inspiration to pursue it and the importance of costume as an index of culture. A resident of New York City, in addition to making our streets a more beautiful place to stroll, Udé...

Do we covet clothing inspired by a film because of the film, or is the popularity a reflection of a shift in aesthetics and cultural norms? Do the runways or the films and television shows which inspire them have any real affect on what people purchase, or is it artistic expression to be...

As I mentioned in my first book review for Worn Through, I believe the recreation of historical garments is a useful way to get closer to the study of dress, especially as museums tighten their research policies. Both the making and the wearing are direct and physical interactions with the...

Fellow Worn Through Contributor, Arianna, forwarded a link to me a few weeks ago on the latest fashion trend to hit beaches in China: the face-kini. It seems that while the beach-goers are as keen as playing in the sand and catching the waves as any other visitor to the seashore around the...

I want to take the opportunity this week to post news and resources for those readers of Worn Through who are juggling scholarship, adjunct teaching, other professions and life. I offer at the end of my post an invitation to share your thoughts with other readers and fellow adjunct fashion...

As a Worn Through reader for the past several years, I have benefited greatly from the knowledge and advice of past contributors, and am excited to become a new Worn Through correspondent. I will be sharing my experiences as a part-time assistant curator of costumes and personal effects at the...

We've written about Anita Berber before here on Worn Through, the "priestess of depravity," dancer, actress and muse to many during her years in Weimar Berlin. The contemporary images of Berber speak volumes, and viewing the highly-sexualized, sometimes fetishist styling she has inspired in...

But first, I'm happy to share with you some exhibition announcements and tips that other Worn Through readers have shared with me since my last post. In Chicago, Petra reminded me that Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mileat the Chicago History Museum is entering its final...

In 2010, Street Etiquette- a style blog by Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs "that approaches personal style from an urban perspective"- collaborated with Unabashedly Prep and Culture of Creativity on a project inspired by the style and culture of the Black Ivy League, resulting in a photo shoot...

 

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