The All Included Fashion Show in Richmond pushes back on Eurocentric beauty standards perpetuated by the fashion industry and mainstream media. Instead of elevating people who are skinny, white and flawless, the show brought together people of all ages, colors, shapes and sizes. Read more about the event at Richmond Pulse.Read More Fashion Show Highlights Beauty of All
Luis Lua, of the Eastern Coachella Valley, is a proud sneakerhead despite the obstacles he faces in expanding his collection. “Finances are tight for a lot of families, and the $100 plus price tag on most sneakers is beyond what many can or want to pay for. Plus, there are no local sneaker shops here.” True confessions of […]Read More It’s tough being a sneakerhead
If you’re wondering about the hot fashion trends in Richmond right now – and where can you get in on the action – look no further. Fashion models at the RYSE Youth Center weighed in on their personal definitions of style. “Elijah Holford, 19, says that no matter what you wear, you should wear it with confidence. ‘Without confidence people will see […]Read More Richmond’s urban fashion
Youth Radio’s Isabella Ordaz saw that Forever 21 stores were stocking T-shirts with the image of a cultural icon, Frida Kahlo, but the painter’s signature traits were missing – notably “her mustache, her brown skin, or her badass image.” She got angry — and then she started talking to other teenagers about what it means when ethnic […]Read More Consumer appropriation in fashion
Are shopping malls still a destination for teens, or has the online world changed where they like to hang out? Madeline Veira goes looking for teenagers in different malls, and discovers the story is more complicated than she expected. “I still visit the mall every once in a while to shop. And I’m not alone. Teens spend […]Read More Teens and malls, a fading love affair
No one likes being cited by the fashion police, whether you’re a teenager or an adult. About a quarter of adults who reported high stress in a nationwide survey said appearance was a factor. How do teens gauge the importance of looks and clothing in their daily lives? “In the chaotic life of teenagers, we have very little control over the other […]Read More What’s behind the image-consciousness of teens?
Her passion for clothing got complicated when Bianca Brooks traveled to Bangladesh on an exchange program and visited factories producing her favorite brands. She felt ashamed to be wearing the clothes made by young girls in a sweatshop. “Earlier this year, I realized the true cost of my trendy clothes, when I met a group of women I’d been stealing from my whole […]Read More Swearing off sweatshop fashion
Alejandra Alarcon took the challenge with delight: find as many outfits (ones that you would wear!) as you can in thrift stores, with $20 in your pocket. She tells about her scavenger hunt to look fashionable on the cheap, while buying local, on Coachella Unincorporated.Read More How far can $20 go in thrift stores?
A youth reporter travels to Bangladesh and discovers the hidden costs of cheap clothing. After the fire and building collapse that took the lives of many women and young children, she is reorganizing her closet, and realizing the ethical decisions we make every time we shop. Read the story on Youth Radio.Read More Rethinking ‘fast fashion’ after Bangladesh