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Why africa? Why now? The designs of Ade Bakare

Nearly a decade ago but over ten years into his career, did Ade Bakare begin to incorporate garments textile types and designs characteristic of his own ethnic background, raising the questions: Why Africa? Why now?

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Excerpt from Sydney Street Style

Sydney Street Style depicts the style of this less-explored fashion capital. Beautifully assembled and packed with full-colour photos of the stylish and eclectic residents of Sydney, this book will be a welcome addition to the library of any fashionista or armchair traveller.

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The trouble with representing place through street-style photos

So what can I say about style in Indonesia after shooting there for three weeks this past January? What can I claim to have learned about place, space and meaning from documenting a people through their stylized exceptions?

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Curating cool

The street-style bloggers I have interviewed for my larger project often imagine themselves as documenting trends on city streets the way curators of some turn-of-the-century museum of mankind salvaged the traditions of disappearing tribes.

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Havana is an anomaly, an enigma, a conundrum

The place is so confusing, in fact, Cubans say even they can’t figure it out. Comedians quip that Cuba is also an onion: The more layers you peel back, the harder you cry.

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Tattoos of Honolulu

Tattoos were typically only found among prisoners, bikers, and men in the military until the 1970s; common themes were naval motifs, sexualized/idealized women, and hyper-masculine iconography such as weapons and cars…

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