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The Closet Feminist
The Closet Feminist is a Canadian blog based out of Vancouver that focuses on the intersections (or lack thereof) between fashion, style, and feminism! Follow us on twitter @Closet_Feminist. Founded December 2012.
When it comes to Canadian fashion, arguably nothing is more quintessential than a classic Canadian blanket coat. And anything by Hudson's Bay, with those classic green, yellow, red, and dark blue-y purple stripes.
Above in the upper left-hand corner you see a picture of a coat that is the product of the Erdem-Hudson's Bay collaboration. Very 'Canadian', and especially so given that this particular company and pattern is also very evocative of small pox blankets and the colonialism in general which took place in Canada (is still taking place, really) during our nation's early years.
Currently, all eyes are on New York where Fashion Week is making its biannual splash. This year has gotten off to an especially explosive start with news of Bethann Hardison's campaign to diversify the runway which has included calling out specific designers on their racism.
Racism is shocking and unacceptable no matter what. But we are especially shocked to see that the Fall 2013 RTW shows of some of the fashion world's best known feminists are on Hardison's list of racist designers.
Last week news broke along with the beginning of New York Fashion Week that Bethann Hardison, an activist in the fashion world and former model agency owner, sent a series of letters to governing fashion bodies calling out specific designers on their racism. Hardison's concerns developed after a month-long project wherein she and a volunteer looked at every single look sent sashaying down the catwalk at the Fall 2013 fashion shows last year to see how many black models were used. Sadly, her findings were unsurprising: black models were severely underepresented.
Yesterday on The Fashion Spot, there was an interview by Nika Mavrody and a certain someone (henceforth known as "XX"), who is a higher-up at Models.com. Mavrody was interviewing XX about the newly released "Top 50 Models" according to Models.com.
Welcome the the second video by The Closet Feminist! Have you ever noticed that fashion magazines rarely (if ever) feature editorials or outfits that would appeal to folks interested in more butch style? In this video, I take a look at a few magazines and take note of some common trends and patterns i see when it comes to editorials that could be considered even remotely butch and see where mainstream magazines are doing great and where they're falling short.
TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO
Hey folks, I’m Emily, the founder and Editor of theclosetfeminist.ca
Today I want to talk about fashion for trans-masculine women, masculine-identified women, and butch clothes for anyone who is outside the gender binary.
Welcome to the first-ever video from The Closet Feminist! In this video, I take a look at all the 2013 issues of Lucky magazine so far, as a test to see just how diverse fashion magazines are. The results are a little baffling, see for yourself.
Transcript of video
Hi folks, I’m Emily, the founder and editor of theclosetfeminist.ca
It’s now June, so we are halfway through the magazine publishing calendar. I thought it might be interesting to examine some magazines, and take a look at the diversity-or rather lack thereof-in the issues that have been published so far.
The Closet Feminist is the newest addition to rabble.ca's blogging network. TCF focuses on the intersections (or lack thereof) between fashion, style, dressing-up and feminism. We hope you like this smartly dressed and smartly written blog that examines the connections between what we wear and what we mean.