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Acne Studios ready-to-wear autumn/winter ’19/’20.  Who wears the pants? That was the perennial and political question thrown up at the 51st Wimbledon Championships in 1931, when Elsa Schiaparelli dressed tennis champion Lilí Álvarez in a pair of culottes. The bold choice ignited the press, which condemned Álvarez and set the tone for the divisive reception […]

Share 4th Nov 2019 Updated November 4, 2019:  Shonda Rhimes’s Netflix series about Anna Delvey is coming together, with Variety reporting a number of important roles have been cast, along with details such as the title and episode number. Per the publication, Emmy award-winning Ozark actress, Julia Garner, has been cast in the lead role […]

Joseph O’Neill on the Burdens of Superpowers

November 4, 2019 | News | No Comments

In “The Flier,” your story in this week’s issue, the narrator, who’s been suffering from an undiagnosed physical ailment, suddenly discovers that he can fly. Unlike most fictional characters granted such powers, the narrator finds his new ability “loathsome and embarrassing.” Why isn’t he more excited? He doesn’t like how flying makes his body feel. […]

What an Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour Reveals

November 4, 2019 | News | No Comments

SMF1, an Amazon fulfillment center on the edge of Sacramento, California, is a low, gray, utilitarian building. Amid the yellowing fields of the Central Valley, it resembles a cluster of Legos abandoned in an untended back yard. The facility is named for Sacramento’s SMF airport, which is just across the road; it employs around two […]

Sunday Reading: American Playwrights

November 4, 2019 | News | No Comments

Great playwriting often helps inform our views on American character and identity. The work of accomplished writers such as August Wilson, Arthur Miller, Ntozake Shange, and others has sparked crucial national conversations around issues of race, sexuality, and class. This week, we’ve gathered a selection of pieces on the cultural impact of some notable American […]

Christian Lacroix curates

November 4, 2019 | News | No Comments

With an art historical back ground, fashion designer Christian Lacroix has been invited by Musée de la Mode et du Textile to become a curator. Christian Lacroix studied art history at the Ecole de Louvre before he focused on an international fashion career in haute couture. Lacroix went 200 years back in time and researched […]

Nike sees European profits surge

November 4, 2019 | News | No Comments

Whilst the UK’s shoe retailers may be feeling the consumer pinch, Nike, the sporting goods giant on Wednesday reported growth of 14 per cent to $4.3 billion, compared to $3.8 billion for the same period last year. The weak dollar increased revenue growth by 4 percentage points for the quarter. Mark Parker, Nike’s Chief Executive […]