Reading Materials With Hanif Abdurraqib
The writer, poet, and critic Hanif Abdurraqib, shares his all-time favorite books and the fall fashion they inspire.
In The Fold: Smashing Car Windows In Long Pleated Skirts
Kaitlin Phillips on the return and significance of the long pleated skirt.
Glowing Up with YouTube Phenomenon Rickey Thompson
Rickey Thompson, YouTube sensation, speaks with Erika Houle about navigating the influencer industry and aiming to make people die of laughter.
Terra Firma: Crepe Check
One SSENSE editor explores the singular aesthetic of the evergreen footwear technology known as crepe rubber.
Wheat Beer with a Side of Warhol: In Conversation with Jeff Koons
Sven Michaelsen spends a Paris morning with Jeff Koons to talk about his Wall Street past, making art that mimics the Beatles’ music, and why he’s spent over a decade building a multi-million dollar train.
Aposematism: Fashion’s Antisocial Adaptations
Lucas Mascatello observes a trend of antisocial adaptations in style, in an era of hyper-connectivity.
Kelsey Lu Is Never Bored
The cellist, vocalist, and perennial collaborator, Kelsey Lu, is living in Los Angeles, finishing her album, and learning to say no.
Lauren Tsai’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The model, Terrace House star, and self-taught artist talks finding confidence in the public eye and choosing reality TV over college.
Front Row Democracy
Writer Tatum Dooley examines the dilution of the hierarchy of space in fashion and architecture’s most prestigious settings.
User Experience: Prada Aoyama Tokyo
SSENSE editor Romany Williams takes a trip to the Prada Aoyama flagship store in Tokyo.
Women And Machines, Building And Breaking The Internet With Claire L. Evans
Claire L. Evans on her book, Broad Band, and the visionary women who helped build the internet.
Market Research: Thom Browne’s “Navy Center Back Stripe Blazer & Low-Rise Skinny”
Rembert Browne and the traveling Thom Browne suit.
New Harley Weir
Fashion’s favorite photographer opens up about the function of the human body, and a move toward sustainability.
A Midsummer Daydream With WET
Fresh off of the release of their sophomore album _Still Run_, Photographers Mat+Kat shoot Kelly Zutrau and Joe Valle of the Indie-Pop Duo WET in Upstate New York.
Steve Lacy’s Yellow Brick Road
The Internet member and solo artist chats about figuring it out as you go along, Mom’s approval, Joni Mitchell, and the importance of living in the present.
Designing the Nuclear Wife: The Toxic Feminine in Fashion
raditionally gendered styles hold the baggage of what they have historically symbolized, in a trend of retroactively radioactive femininity.
19 Questions With Jorja Smith
Nazanin Shahnavaz speaks with Jorja Smith about adjusting to her quick ascendance in the industry.