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THE ESCAPISTS: TRAVIS CHANTAR

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by Lara Arbid

I was first introduced to Travis’ work with an image from his tribe series. Kamen is pictured in a blue background with stars on his cheekbones, sprinkled with glitter, touched with clouds and lightning on his collarbones. It was an image that spoke beauty and fantasy. In Travis’ words, has a hint of nostalgia and little bit of magic.

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THE ESCAPISTS: ALICE LONGYU GAO

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by Lara Arbid

Alice has a presence. Perhaps it’s the striking blonde hair, colorful eye shadow, or her rotational rainbow wardrobe, but Alice is just one of those girls. Her noteworthy social media presence gives only a taste of her inimitable style; there is much more to Alice than meets the eye.

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THE AGE OF AQUARIA

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by Israel Mejia

Aquaria smells like an alien. I quietly ask her what perfume she’s wearing, as we sit across from each other having dinner one cold March evening in the Lower East Side. It was surprisingly packed for a weeknight at Russ & Daughter’s. The question seemed to throw her off, only for the fact that she had just finished going on a rant about an Instagram homebody who had recently accused her of copying her housewife look. After a quizzical look, she answers that it’s her favorite scent, the ever so popular “Alien” by Thierry Mugler. It makes sense that she would wear a perfume that almost perfectly seems to define who she is: different.

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TAKE TO THE STREETS

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Us Americans love to protest, and that certainly comes through in our style. Street fashion in the big city is more dynamic and bold than ever before; take to the streets and disrupt the establishment.

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Bringing Sybilla Back

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For many people, the name Sybilla doesn’t ring a bell. This is kind of surprising, considering the designer is arguably one of the biggest things in Spanish fashion since Cristobal Balenciaga. Sybilla launched her label in 1983, but after fashion began to move at a rate that she felt she couldn’t keep up with, she left the industry in 2005. It’s admirable to say the least; we’ve seen countless examples of designers succumbing to the pressure of commercial demand in relation to their own creative expression. Meanwhile, Sybilla’s been giving back since her departure from fashion, developing agricultural projects and opening a school in Majorca in order to offer solutions to some of today’s more pressing issues.

But now Sybilla’s back, and she’s bringing the highlights of her brand along with her.

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Spring/Summer 2016

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Yet another Fashion Month has flown by, leaving us with a lot to think about. Sure, there were tons of shows between New York, London, Milan, and Paris. But only a few truly stood out, and even less were exceptionally spellbinding; in some respects, this season feels a bit more commercial and sales-driven than ever before. However, there is always the necessary creativity and artistry that sparks our passion and keeps our interest in fashion alive. So, let’s break it down by city, highlighting the most impressive, noteworthy, and interesting moments of the spring 2016 runway season.

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VENUS

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AfroPunk 2015

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Public School. Photo Courtesy i-D

#NYFWM

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For years, the major menswear shows have been limited to London, Milan, and Paris, leading New York-based labels to either pick a different city or show during the biannual womenswear Fashion Weeks. But with the growth of the global men’s fashion market, the Big Apple began to broaden its horizons, and New York Fashion Week: Men’s finally came about for the first time this summer. Thanks to the CFDA, many could argue that New York’s menswear scene would officially be on-par with that of the other major fashion capitals, while the four-day event itself was buzzing with excitement and optimism (and of course, an abundance of street style hoopla, wild after parties, and other fanfare), even after the three-weeks of European menswear concluded last month. So, how did NYC measure up?

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Model and Actress Hari Nef. Photo Courtesy i-D

The Other Sex

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“New York needs a confidence boost.”

Hari Nef is taking the fashion world by storm, sparking a strong discussion on what it means to be transgendered in an industry often defined by binary gender codes. In a recent interview with Bullett, she goes into more detail about distinguishing androgyny from being trans and where New York could use more improvement.

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