“Outside of pure dress-up games, very few games have explored fashion as part of gameplay. Games like Hitman 2 are a notable exception, where the clothes you choose to wear (or, uh, steal) allow you to stealthily blend in with crowds. Even when games aren’t necessarily built using fashion mechanics, places to discuss fashionable armour sets have cropped up behind them. Places like r/fashionsouls on Reddit have huge communities based on obtaining and creating the most stylish outfits for more traditionally “hardcore” games like Dark Souls. There’s even one going on for Monster Hunter.”
Victoria Tran on the growing relevance of fashion in gaming in THE GUARDIAN 🎮
032c's first women's Ready-To-Wear collection, designed by Maria Koch, has just hit stores including GR8 Tokyo, Dover Street Market, KM20 Moscow, SSENSE, Boon, Opening Ceremony, Antonioli, and Browns. For the occasion, Oyster Magazine shot model and activist Teddy Quinlivan in the collection – see the photos below.More
“You want rhythm? I’ll show you rhythm. I know about rhythm. I just didn’t know I was supposed to put it in everything I do.”
Born on October 8, 1930, Faith Ringgold turns 89 years old today. This summer, the artist spoke to 032c executive editor Victoria Camblin about Cubism, sexism, and the suburbs – and what inspired her to paint Die (1967), an American masterpiece depicting a violent race riot. READ THE INTERVIEW.
Image: Dilara Findikoglu Spring/Summer 2020
“Cosplay Culture & Fashion Week Share the Same Sartorial Ethos,” says HIGHSNOBIETY:
“The clothes and the costumes are just an excuse for both communities to convene. … Fashion may be a more glamorous arena, but what are its devotees if not nerds for apparel?”
“At a deep level, the language of climate denialism is tied up with a form of masculine identity predicated on modern industrial capitalism – specifically, the Promethean idea of the conquest of nature by man, in a world especially made for men. By attacking industrial capitalism, and its ethos of politics as usual, Thunberg is not only attacking the core beliefs and world view of certain sorts of men, but also their sense of masculine self-worth. Male rage is their knee-jerk response.” Read more about MISOGYNY, MALE RAGE, AND THE WORDS MEN USE TO DESCRIBE GRETA THUNBERG in The Conversation.
As you might have heard, WeWork’s business model didn’t, well, work. Here’s IAN BOGOST on WeWork’s philosophy: “Co-working fused the individualism of tech bootstrapping with the collectivism of social movements. Offices got sharded into realms as small as one desk—every founder his own sovereign, but all contributing to that great collective: entrepreneurship.” Read more in THE ATLANTIC.
Then read about WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s “tech-bro mysticism, grueling hours, and Don Julio tequila” in THE BUSINESS INSIDER, ft. quotes from WeWork’s prospectus: “the energy of we — greater than any of us but inside all of us.” 😬