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KENIYA X : STREETWEAR PASTICHE (TOM* |FW|Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Review)

PASTICHE Noun 1. a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc.  Keniya X, designer Godfrey Mensah, stays true to the brand’s deconstructionist DNA in his Fall/ Winter 2015 runway presentation at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. The Toronto based label takes traditional menswear garments and infuses them with various textures and designs. For instance, Keniya’s third piece was a bomber jacket that was…

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GOLDEN RULES FOR CITY BIKING

In the spirit of the beginning of Spring, many city dwellers are starting to think about spending more time outdoors, and cyclists are itching to get back on the road. This cycling nerd has a funny way of putting his thoughts in summary about the rules of cycling in NYC. If you are just starting…

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Kehinde Wiley: Blending the Past and the Present

  37-year old Kehinde Wiley is mostly known for his paintings that depict young black men and the black experience, sometimes juxtaposing hip-hop culture alongside bright, vibrant backgrounds. Wiley is not afraid to paint black men and black women as royalty. Paintings such as these are very necessary since the image of a black man…

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With a Broken System…

In the wake of the many nation-moving events that took place in 2014, I sometimes ask myself, what now? What is to be done after the dust settles? What has North American culture and Humanity as a whole gleaned or taken from all of these occurrences? Now I understand that some feel powerless, or not…

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How To Tweet a Rapper

If you have me on any of your social networking, I have bombarded your Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr with posts regarding Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated third studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Kendrick surprised fans with an early release on iTunes eight days ahead of its scheduled release date, and the cyber world was set on fire! His previous…