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20 Nov

Contained in the rising ‘muscle dysmorphia crisis’ amongst young

Defined as a preoccupation with one’s perceived lack of muscularity, muscle dysmorphia is becoming increasingly prevalent, causing what experts are calling a ‘silent crisis’ in men’s mental health Like many boys within the 90s, Jonathon Freelove played with motion figures. He-Man, Ninja Turtles and ThunderCats were his favourites. While the characters were imaginary, he knew one a part of them resembled the human world: their torsos. Swollen biceps and defined abdominal muscles on the plastic figurines were his first introduction to what masculinity and the male physique could seem like.  By adolescence, the seemingly flawless, God-like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rocky Balboa were his idols. He would pick up his father’s copies of Men’s Health...
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9 Jul

Men’s Makeup Is Rising in Paris – WWD

Makeup, especially across the eyes, was more prevalent than ever on the Paris catwalks throughout the men’s ready-to-wear season for spring 2024. “[It challenges] traditional beauty norms,” said makeup artist Stéphanie Kunz. “These revolutionary styles and trends have the potential to influence street fashion, as society becomes more accepting of diverse expressions of beauty and self-expression. As people embrace these changes, we may even see men adopting more adventurous and artistic makeup looks of their on a regular basis lives.” Others agreed. “As a makeup artist, I’ve noticed an exciting change on the Paris runways. There’s been a greater deal with daring looks for men, featuring a wide selection of styles like vibrant colours, gradient effects, shimmery finishes, iridescent elements and ornamental details,”...
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8 May

Rising Star Awards Recognize Top Emerging Brands in a

NEW YORK — The style industry is understood for its willingness to mentor the subsequent generation of creatives, so it was no surprise that Fashion Group International’s 27th Rising Star awards drew a full house to the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on Monday afternoon to anoint the most-promising emerging brands. Past recipients have included Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Phillip Lim and Thom Browne, so the trail to success for those lucky enough to take home the crystal award is well established. This time around, FGI established categories arrange by sector somewhat than gender, including eveningwear, ready-to-wear and energetic/casualwear where men’s, women’s and gender-neutral brands vied for the awards. It also introduced a recent award, one for collaborations, that recognized that popular fashion...
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4 Apr

Inside rising photographer Gabriel Moses’ debut exhibition

As his first exhibition Regina opens at 180 The Strand, Moses speaks with Dazed in regards to the ways by which memory – each individual and collective – inspired the show At 17 years old, Gabriel Moses spent his days making short movies about his friends on the football pitch. He would direct and shoot them according to his creative vision, after which upload them to YouTube where they'd get not more than 100 views. “That didn’t matter to me,” Moses tells Dazed. “There was a way of accomplishment in creating something that was in your head for the world to see.” Now, just three years...
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