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Fashionably Racist

Fashionably Racist

It’s officially August, which means my fellow fashion fanatics are squirming with excitement. Not because fall is around the corner (bomber jackets, booties and leather – oh my!), and not because summer essentials will be on sale soon. We’re all waiting for this year’s September issue of Vogue to hit shelves next week. In case...
Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

  Balenciaga is one of the most elegant forces in modern fashion. However, you may be unaware of the extent to which this house has influenced women’s and men’s fashion. Last November, Balenciaga’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, announced that he was parting ways with the label. Later that month, Balenciaga announced that the already established...
Punk's Not Dead

Punk’s Not Dead

One of the most defining youth movements of the past century has been the punk scene. The punk subculture began in the 1970s as a rebellion against establishmentarianism and for personal freedom. Since it first flourished forty years ago, punk elements have occasionally re-emerged in fashion. Most recently, punk looks popped up on a few...
Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself

This article is a continuation of last week’s fashion column: It’s the Season of Love. Binns Ltd., Newcastle window display 1960 It is a common misconception that menswear and suits aren’t as fashionably and socially important as womenswear. The development of men’s formal wear through history illustrates that menswear has not only been important for making...
It's the Season of Love

It’s the Season of Love

It’s almost July, which means that wedding season is in full swing. In the US, May to October sees about 60% percent of the year’s weddings. These months are popular because they provide milder weather than the winter months, and more people take vacation time off of work. Although 75% of today’s wedding dresses are...
Wave Hello to Summer

Wave Hello to Summer

With beach season upon us, many of you may be focusing on what swimsuits to buy that will best showcase your assets and hide your more indecent attributes (we all have them). But, the history of swimwear is important to understand the looks and influences of today. We are reminded of this history as we...
The Show - Kingston, Canada

The Show – Kingston, Canada

Writers, photographers, artists, appreciators of beauty and collaboration! Rhetoric Magazine is holding its first event to celebrate the release of “Good Ideas Gone Bad!” Since our beginnings in March 2011, the Rhetoric has released two volumes of art, creative writing, commentary and music! Our small community has now grown to over 70 contributors in 16...