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In-depth dives on the brands, designers and names shaping fashion today

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Chuck Taylor's Enduring Legacy: A History of the Converse All Star

In 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts, Marquis Mills Converse founded The Converse Rubber Sh...

By Stephen Albertini June 24, 2019 9 Comments
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Heron Preston's New Vision: From DIY to DSNY to NASA

The fashion and streetwear insider takes center stage.

By Jacob Victorine June 18, 2019 6 Comments
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Clothing as Canvas: A History of Sterling Ruby in Fashion

The artist and Raf Simons collaborator is now a designer in his own right.

By Marc Richardson June 13, 2019 5 Comments
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A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: A Brief History of Asics

Japan's premier running brand is sprinting faster than ever.

By Marc Richardson June 10, 2019 10 Comments
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A Brief History of Kiko Kostadinov

One of London's buzziest and best new designers.

By Tristen Harwood June 07, 2019 10 Comments
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Rocketman: The Style of Elton John

His music made him a pop icon. His outfits made him a fashion icon.

By Marc Richardson May 31, 2019 8 Comments
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The Origins—and Impact—of Polo Sport

The line that changed sportswear forever.

By Andrew Craig May 28, 2019 3 Comments
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A Different Type of Rapper: Tyler, The Creator

A look at the life and style influence of the multi-talented artist and rapper.

By Marc Richardson May 17, 2019 9 Comments
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From Kanye to ComplexCon: A Brief History of Takashi Murakami

An icon of Japanese modern art.

By Gunner Park May 06, 2019 6 Comments
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Marketing Authenticity: Shinola's Convoluted History

“You don’t know shit from Shinola.” While originally a reference to their top of the li...

By Gunner Park May 03, 2019 9 Comments
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Made in Canada: The Brand Behind Reigning Champ and Wings + Horns

In an industrial strip of Vancouver sits a relatively nondescript grey building that is...

By Marc Richardson April 29, 2019 8 Comments
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Chalet Chic: A Brief History of Moncler

Clothing as a status symbol is not uncommon. A designer handbag, a large brand name log...

By Rocky Li April 26, 2019 4 Comments
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The Intersection of Art and Streetwear: The Legacy of KAWS

Over the past decade, the gap between the art and fashion world has all but diminished....

By Marc Richardson April 15, 2019 6 Comments
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The Exclusive and Elusive History of Goyard

Few brands can boast such longevity, dedication to hand-craftsmanship, and iconic statu...

By Phil Levens April 08, 2019 7 Comments
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"The Shot": A History of the Air Jordan IV

A brief history of the Jordan IV

By Stephen Albertini February 19, 2019 8 Comments
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Cut from Italian Cloth: A Brief History of Barena Venezia

While Barena Venezia may not yet have the lineage of Italian juggernauts such as Loro P...

By Jacob Victorine February 18, 2019 4 Comments