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Celebrate the progression we live in today

Celebrate the progression we live in today

You might recognize a Stuzo original if you follow Lena Waithe or Willow Smith or Jada Pinkett Smith. But they aren’t just celeb favorites, Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme launched the genderless brand for all of us to feel free of restriction. Check out their latest collection from DapperQ's NYFW and find out why they create clothes that celebrate the progression we live in today. Q: How did you…

Lola Catero October 25, 2018
Art is for Everybody's Body

Art is for Everybody's Body

If you noticed the extra jazz of color on any of the +20 Rag and Bone stores during Pride Week, that was Tyler Wallach. He’s also worked with Habitat for Humanity, and is about to dress Tammi Brown from RuPaul’s Drag Race. But why does the lovechild of Lisa Frank and Keith Haring focus predominantly on t-shirts and offer them in inclusive sizing? Find out below.  Q: How did you initially focus…

Lola Catero October 14, 2018
Exploring Grey Spaces of the Diaspora

Exploring Grey Spaces of the Diaspora

NORBLACK NORWHITE is handcrafted, high quality and knows how to party with ROYGBIV. Created by Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar, the vibrant brand honors tradition while progressing humankind through awareness. Learn why and how they do it (without dropping one dime on ad spend) in our interview below, held at their recent pop-up in BKLYN’s A/D/O space.   Q: Okay so you were raised in Toronto. How…

Lola Catero October 4, 2018
Courage, Community and Cognitive Science

Courage, Community and Cognitive Science

Jinjin Sun graduated from Yale with a Cognitive Science degree. You too, right? Jinjin also got busy with a bootleg Photoshop in order to customize her livejournal layout. She’ll tell you how empowering (and emo) it was. From that Jinjin the creative was born. Meet the designer she is today, and discover what drives her. Q: How did you initially come up with the Ladies Kicking Butt concept and the…

Lola Catero September 17, 2018
Upholding a Cultural Legacy and Serving a Modern Aesthetic

Upholding a Cultural Legacy and Serving a Modern Aesthetic

Fátima Álvarez is ⅓ of the founding Someone Somewhere team. All met at school in Mexico City, and launched the socially-conscious lifestyle brand while in college. I was able to work with them on launching their brand in US and became in awe of their ability to respect indigenous culture and uphold the legacy of their traditions – all while integrating artisanal work into the traditional retail…

Lola Catero September 10, 2018
Loving Yourself is the Biggest Act of Rebellion

Loving Yourself is the Biggest Act of Rebellion

Zach Grear was born and raised in San Francisco, but is now considered a Brooklyn local. He’s a  queer designer with a defined punk-meets-erotica style and illustrates prints as well as shirts. We had a chance to catch up recently at the West Cafe in Williamsburg where we discussed the originality of punk, using art to support the AIDS and homeless community and more.Q: Tell us about what’s on…

Lola Catero September 3, 2018