Day: February 10, 2021

TikTok's Dark Academia trend criticised for 'whiteness'

By Priya Elan

The successor to cottagecore has been called out for not challenging the status quo

The fashion and lifestyle trend of Dark Academia which revolves around classic literature from Europe, has been criticised for being non-inclusive and lacking in diversity.

Like cottagecore before it, the influence of the online trend is far reaching. It has 18 million views on TikTok, 100,000 posts on Instagram and Google reports that searches having jumped by 4,750%. Even Hollywood is taking note with the costumes of Jared Leto’s Joker in Zac Snyder’s Justice League and Timothée Chalamet as Edward Scissorhands’ son referencing the trend which takes a lead from preppy looks, Donna Tartt’s Secret History, TV shows like Brideshead Revisited and films like The Talented Mr Ripley.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/10/tik-toks-dark-academia-trend-criticised-for-whiteness

      

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Rihanna's luxury Fenty fashion house closes down after two years

By Priya Elan

Label hit by supply chain issues and travel restrictions during pandemic – as well as possible teething problems

The slowdown of luxury fashion continues with the announcement that Rihanna’s ready-to-wear line Fenty has been discontinued.

The fashion line, launched in 2019, made history as the first luxury brand run by a black woman and effortlessly chimed with Generation Z’s values of inclusivity and diversity. It was also only the second luxury fashion house started from scratch by the French conglomerate LVMH – after Christian Lacroix in 1987.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/feb/10/rihannas-luxury-fenty-fashion-closes-down-pandemic

      

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