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28 Jan. 2023
After months of speculation, Sabato De Sarno has taken the top spot at the Italian house
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After 18 straight days across Florence, Milan, Paris, and, for the lucky few attending Alaïa’s intimate couture show at Pieter Mulier’s house, Antwerp, the first big fashion season of the year came to a dizzying close last night. There’s no rest for the wicked in this industry though, as some huge news lands in our inboxes and across social media this morning (Saturday, January 28): Gucci has a brand new creative director,hellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
With Ackermann’s takeover of JPG this season, the designers go head-to-head on music that makes them levitate, desert island plans, and the making of their collaborative ‘baby’
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Haider Ackermann is the yin to Jean Paul Gaultier’s yang. While his announcement as the fourth designer to take on the mammoth task of reinterpreting the icon’s archive for a season may have seemed unexpectedhellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
27Delly delivers a genre-spanning EP, Swedish label YEAR0001 share their compilation album, and dancehall legend Popcaan returns
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For New York rapper 27Delly, creativity is a birthright. After attending the prestigious Harlem School of the Arts at a young age, he became an outspoken player in New York creative circles, fostering a reputation as sturdy as the beats he lays down today. His father, the late Darold ‘D-Ferg’ Ferguson, was a key figure on the 90s Harlem scene, designing logos for Bad Boy Entertainment and Uptown Records – but despite these family ties,hellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
Casey Cadwallader laid on a behemoth spectacle, where celebrities hurtled down the runway in sinuous bodysuits and extreme corsetry
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27 Jan. 2023
Social media platforms are failing us and protective legislation is struggling to keep up – so how can you look after yourself?
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“She first started saying her face was asymmetrical. She tried to cut her mole off on the side of her nose to amend this. Her teeth had gaps, she hated this, she didn’t have perfect teeth like other people.”

Rachel* is the mother of 16-year-old Megan*, who has been in a specialist hospital for anorexia for ten months now. Rachel believes that her daughter’s use of social media platforms like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram was responsible for her developing anorexia.hellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
The protest collective’s first solo gallery show invites you to don a balaclava and watch magic and activism collide
Pussy Riot, Putin’s Ashes

Out in the middle of the desert, 12 women wearing black silk dresses and blood-red balaclavas stand to attention as a ten-foot portrait of Vladimir Putin goes up in flames. Fans of Pussy Riot will immediately recognise this as one of the protest collective’s radical performance pieces, with an aesthetic – juxtaposing military aggression with overt femininity – that’s reminiscent of the 2012 punk performance at Moscow’s Cathedralhellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
The supergroup formed by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus will release their debut album on March 31
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Kristen Stewart is set to direct at least three of boygenius’ upcoming music videos.

Earlier this month, boygenius – the supergroup formed by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – announced that they would be releasing their debut album, the record, on March 31 this year.

To coincide with the announcement, the trio released threehellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
Hypha Studios’ latest group art show in an abandoned supermarket promises medieval karaoke, ‘flaccid’ knights and chain mail underwear
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Not only can the art world be notoriously difficult to penetrate, but every cubic foot of real estate – especially in London – is prohibitively expensive. Hypha Studios was founded with the guiding principle of providing accessible space for artists by colonising abandoned premises on the country’s dying high street with art. “We partner with landlords and give artists spaces totally for free, in return forhellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
We gathered together ten compelling photo projects engaging with the complexities of sexual labour
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In recent decades, sex positivity has also helped to galvanise changing attitudes towards sex work. In general, our ideas about sexual labour and the surrounding ethics have evolved as we have begun to peel back the layers of judgement once directed towards this industry. This cultural shift has been reflected in art and, in particular, photography – a medium that can capture the realities of sex work while also expressing the nuanced, subjective experiences of those implicated in thehellip;

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27 Jan. 2023
Ahead of the release of her new single angelcore, the musician talks creative inspiration, astrology obsessions, and the giant killer crow of her nightmares
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Crashing down to earth and into a gelatinous pool of goo, Alexis is every inch the alien entity in the video for her latest single angelcore. “In the eye of the storm/I find myself reborn”, she purrs on the track, her hushed voice slithering below a relentless, thronging bassline. Having grown up in Texas and spent time in Dubai, the multi-hyphenate singer, DJ and producer has settled on a distinctlyhellip;

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26 Jan. 2023
Alongside Dominique Jackson, Debra Shaw, and just about everyone else who Kawasaki-zoomed onto the AW23 catwalk with high-octane villainy
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Thierry Mugler wasn’t the only designer to have reimagined the fashion show, but he was the one to have blown the format apart. In the 90s, he transformed the runway into the kind of high camp pageantry that now feels par for the course: inviting Diana Ross to walk and casting trans models Connie Fleming andhellip;

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26 Jan. 2023
Boiler Room Festival in Amsterdam showcased a more experimental and radical side to LGBTQ+ culture in the Netherlands, a society with a long history of exploiting gay rights in service of racist ends
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Today, Boiler Room is broadcasting footage from the three-day festival it staged in Amsterdam last November. Each night showcased a different side to Dutch club culture, with the closing event being curated by SPIELRAUM, a queer techno collective based in the city. The line-up featured DJshellip;

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26 Jan. 2023
As the streaming service announces that it will be cracking down on password sharing, this could be the final nail in the coffin
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In devastating news for cheapskates everywhere (myself included), it was announced today that Netflix will soon start cracking down on password sharing – a crime of which 16 per cent of its users are guilty. Never mind that we’re in a cost-of-living crisis, never mind that many of us are struggling to survive, these greedy corporate fatcats want us to start payinghellip;

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26 Jan. 2023
No more joy. No more
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According to reports in The Times, the UK Home Office is currently preparing to enact a ban on the sale and possession of nitrous oxide (laughing gas). The drug is currently, after cannabis, the most used recreational drug by 16 to 24-year-olds, with one in ten of that age group reportedly having taken it. 

To no surprise, Homehellip;

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26 Jan. 2023
After signing to Parlophone late last year, it looks like the relationship has soured
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Azealia Banks has announced that she’s parting ways with record label Parlophone in a characteristically scathing Instagram story. “This staff is full of really silly fragile white liars”, she began, adding that “the roster is full of corny losers and I’ve had it lmao”. The roster Banks is referring to includes David Guetta, Coldplay and 2022 Eurovision Song Contest runner-up Sam Ryder.

“Like how many idiots does it takehellip;

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