Bubble And Speak Archive

Why Fashion Forums Still Matter

PARIS, France — There’s something about the anonymity (and notoriety) afforded by avatars, the moderators chiming in with reminders of posting rules, the threads of discussion that can go on for pages and pages with back-and-forth replies. Welcome to the somewhat subterranean world of fashion’s Internet forums. In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, they may seem like antiquated artefacts of the late 1990s or …

New New York Rising

NEW YORK, United States — In search of alternatives to the New York Fashion Week establishment, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in little Lower East Side galleries, burlesque clubs or even aboard boats, taking in the work of fledgling labels that may not even think of themselves as fashion designers in the traditional sense. The faint movement of a few seasons ago has grown, …