Fashion is an artistic business that’s hard to be objective about. It is virtually impossible to not form an opinion on, and it comes with more than its fair share of skeletons in the closet. Fashion requires models to adhere to rigorous body regimens, limited diets, and maintain a short shelf life; previous fashion model Stella Duval told the New York Times, “I see models who are 13, 14, 15. I’ve had someone tell me that she hadn’t eaten for two days because she didn’t know where to go to eat. I saw girls doing lingerie at 14.”

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In the last few years, American society has been obsessively nostalgic for the 1960s and ’70s. Every other movie with a theatrical release is set during the Woodstock era, bootcut flare jeans and jumpsuits have re-integrated themselves into popular fashion, and we can’t seem to let go of the glam makeup. But, one part of pop culture that is severely lacking in that free-love vibe is music. But, it isn’t completely barren. Houston born band Khruangbin uses sounds inspired by Indian and Thai funk music to resurrect the original lofi sound, a production style that utilizes elements usually regarded as imperfections are included to create a more authentic and unique execution.  

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Before art movements like Dada, which sought out to completely destroy traditional art values, and Fauvism, which used scientific color theory to emphasize emotional responses over-literal interpreted scenes; art was a tool to understand and simplify the world at large. Eventually, art was put aside and considered its own study, completely removed from academia. Istanbul artist Ozlem Thompson remarried the fields with her organic, contemporary paintings.

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Fashion and sculpture have always sat at two ends of the visual arts spectrum, both held in high esteem, but typically considered mutually exclusive mediums. Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta have recently broken this unspoken rule with their fashion company Eckhaus Latta. Eckhaus Latta is a high-end, recycled clothing brand that was founded by the pair in 2011, first debuting in Spring 2013. 

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