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People With Body Mods That Will Make You Cringe. Aesthetica Magazine - Evolution of Fashion. A new exhibition traces the latest developments in the world of fashion, its international influences and its increasingly comfortable relationship with the institutions of fine art.

Aesthetica Magazine - Evolution of Fashion

In the past 10 years avant-garde fashion has focused on a select number of designers who produce truly innovative pieces and redefine the boundaries between fashion and art. Fashion houses such as Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen consistently explore new and exciting approaches to the concept of what fashion is and the ideas the human body can present. Now, hoping to invite greater international attention for new designers beyond this core few, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, argues that there has never been a greater time for forward-thinking, challenging fashion designers and that the dichotomy between fashion and art has never been less clear.

The Future of Fashion is Now runs at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 11 October – 18 January. Body Modification in Fashion; Crinolines, Yohji Yamamoto & Comme Des Garçons. It sounds a bit scary, body manipulation in fashion, but this post is about changing the natural shapes of the body though a garment or undergarment, not changing the body itself.

Body Modification in Fashion; Crinolines, Yohji Yamamoto & Comme Des Garçons

It’s about Crinolines, Yohji Yamamoto and Comme Des Garçons inspired by crinolines and the “Dress Meets Body, Body Meets Dress” collection by Comme Des Garçons. These, together with for instance corsets and shoulder pads, are samples of body modification in fashion. Body Modification: Tribal and fashion. Body modification has been around since the beginning of time, for one of the longest times dating back years ago and even prevalent today is body modification in African Tribes.

Body Modification: Tribal and fashion

Seen as socially acceptable in African culture as a way to enhance beauty by giving status in tribes, it is also a right of passage from boyhood to manhood in children. Body Modification: Tribal and fashionReview Arieanna Garcia Yet in today's modern society seen in America and in the UK, body modification is a practice done by the different, strange, awkward, and out there kind of people. These Young Cyborgs Are Building the Future of Modern Medicine. Little green lights blink beneath the surface of Tim Cannon's forearm.

These Young Cyborgs Are Building the Future of Modern Medicine

He could have shelled out for a smartwatch or a Fitbit to take his vitals, but instead, Cannon asked a body-modification artist to implant a computer chip called Circadia under his skin. For three months, Circadia was a part of him — a bulge, like a pack of cards, rising from his arm. It relayed internal biometrics, specifically his temperature, to his tablet computer. Biohacking: The Creepy but Exciting Trend in Body Modification. “Sorry about the mess,” says Steve Haworth, as we walk down the stairs to the surgical theater in his basement.

Biohacking: The Creepy but Exciting Trend in Body Modification

My friend Ted is visibly pale and sweating – for good reason. What does the future have in store for radical body modification? Meet the teen girls fighting sexual assault at music venues. Trigger warning: This article contains information about sexual assault If you’re a woman and you’re into live music, chances are you’ve experienced some form of harassment: some guy refusing to leave you alone in the smoking area, a group of men making gross comments, a bloke grabbing you as you walk past in the crowd, or much worse.

Meet the teen girls fighting sexual assault at music venues

Of course, it isn’t just women that experience sexual harassment at music venues, but all genders, and it isn’t just music venues, but everywhere. But whoever you are, and wherever you like going, the point remains: how are these harassers still getting away with it? Enter Girls Against, five teenage girls who describe themselves as “just some intersectional feminists standing up to groping at gigs.” Fashion has to do much more if it is serious about catwalk diversity. Reading certain sections of the media over the past few weeks you might have thought that we were living in a golden age of diversity in fashion.

Fashion has to do much more if it is serious about catwalk diversity

Modelling – so the narrative goes – is finally opening its doors to people who reflect the eclectic beauty of the world’s population, with models with disabilities among those being welcomed to the fold. This month Jillian Mercado, who has muscular dystrophy, was signed to IMG Models, the same agency as Gisele Bündchen. The American fashion blogger and editor has also featured in a Diesel campaign and has been photographed by the high priestess of fashion, Carine Roitfeld. Also this month, Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian who has Down’s syndrome, was announced as the face of cosmetics brand GlossiGirl and cast to walk at New York fashion week in September. Tattoos No Longer A Kiss Of Death In The Workplace.

Tattoos in fashion - has the industry finally accepted them? - Fashion North. Tattoos are becoming more and more popular within the fashion and beauty industry.

Tattoos in fashion - has the industry finally accepted them? - Fashion North

There’s already a very niche market of modelling for tattooed models but we are seeing this slowly infiltrate the fashion and beauty industry without any repercussions. Watch: Barbie ad shows boy playing with dolls for first time. Barbie is breaking down gender barriers in a new ad campaign.

Watch: Barbie ad shows boy playing with dolls for first time

Mattel’s iconic doll has been in production since 1959 – but the ad for the latest iteration of the doll this week contained something brand new. The 30-second ad for ‘Moschino Barbie’ – a partnership with the Italian luxury fashion house – hit screens this month. Rather than just featuring girls playing with the newly-styled dolls, the ad makes a small gesture of acceptance by also showing a little boy. The kid declares his Barbie doll to be “so fierce!” , before helping Barbie to answer her own miniature mobile phone. Gender pay gap: firms forced to reveal bonuses. David Cameron has described the gender pay gap as "a standing rebuke to our country" and said he wants to end it in a generation.

Gender pay gap: firms forced to reveal bonuses

Downing Street said the moves were the first of a number of equality-boosting measures to be set out in the coming days. More than 10 million workers across the country will be covered by transparency rules affecting companies with more than 250 employees. Earlier this year, business hit the 25 per cent target for women on boards set by Lord Davies, the government’s adviser, in 2011. Lord Davies is now preparing to release his final report on women on boards, which will outline further recommendations. Mr Cameron: “You can’t have true opportunity without equality. Ann Francke, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute, said: "One of the biggest drivers of gender pay discrepancy, especially at senior levels, is the bonus gap.

16 Celebrities Who Support Emma Watson And The UN's #HeForShe Campaign. Following Emma Watson's nerve-tingling speech at the UN earlier this week, where she called on men and boys to support gender equality as part of the #HeForShe campaign, many celebrities have come out in force to support her and out themselves as feminists.

From Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Douglas Booth to Forrest Whittaker and Simon Pegg, many of these supporters are male - refreshing given that feminism is often, as Emma points out, associated with 'man-hating'. “I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me,” she said. “But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. “Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive. Jennifer Lawrence Lenny Essay On Gender Pay Gap. JENNIFER LAWRENCE has penned an essay outlining her experiences of Hollywood's gender pay gap for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner's newsletter service, Lenny.

FREE THE NIPPLE CAMPAIGN BECOMES A FEATURE FILM. When Lina Esco created the #FreeTheNipple hashtag in protest against female oppression and censorship she may never have imagined it would come to be supported worldwide and garner support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne, Liv Tyler and Miley Cyrus. Now the story of the fearless #FreeTheNipple campaigners goes further and has been made into a movie of the same name, which will be in cinemas soon. The film is focused – like the movement – on the important question, “Why is my nipple more obscene than a murder?” It encourages women to promote gender equality through the act of going topless – something that is illegal in many countries across the globe. Between the Catwalk and the Consumer: Fashion’s Growing Diversity Gap. Model Diversity and the Fashion Industry - Where We Are Now and What Needs to Change. Getty Images Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Photo: Getty Images In an age when transgender models can gorgeously front ad campaigns to public applause, racial diversity issues in the fashion industry should be a practically antiquated discussion.

This artist has found a new way to #freethenipple. Instagram's strict no-nudity policy has been a hot topic in recent months. Gizmodo. Is Naked Body Art the future? This piece strays somewhat from the usual pattern of my articles, and yet I believe that this topic is worth reporting on. Social Media Effects on Young Women’s Body Image Concerns: Theoretical Perspectives and an Agenda for Research. These "Biopunk" Designs Are What the Future Human Will Look Like.

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