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After an Indian politician recently tried to shame a woman for wearing ripped jeans, women’s responses were swift and sharp. (Twitter/@prag65043538, @sherryshroff, @ruchikokcha)

How women in India reclaimed the protest power of ripped jeans

After an Indian politician disparaged a woman for her lack of morals because she was wearing ripped jeans, an online protest erupted, reviving the original protest-culture of the ripped jean.
Once a maker of trends and now a follower of them, Topshop became less competitive as online shopping became more popular. Willy Barton/Shutterstock

Topshop: how the once trendsetting brand fell behind the times

Once nimble and reactive to changing trends, Topshop failed to join the internet shopping revolution and it's paying the price.
‘The Craft: Legacy,’ to be released this fall, is a remake of the 1996 teen witch film ‘The Craft’ and suggests the continued relevance of punk and goth influences for rebellious teens. Here, detail from the 2020 poster. (Sony Pictures/Blumhouse Productions)

Dressed to kill: 6 ways horror folklore is fashioned in the movies

Some horror films explore women’s struggles for empowerment, sexual freedom and self-fulfilment. Six movies show the ghost, bride, mother, vampiress, witch and monster as guises of vengeful women.
Scandinavian companies use the “hygge”, a cultural concept describing comfortable and warm interiors, as a selling point. Pikrepo

Thai food, living ‘hygge'… What drives us to consume products from other cultures?

According to new research, the demand for products with cultural connotations can result from an appreciation of the culture in question, a desire for discovery... and its simple omnipresence.
Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), arrives at Parliament wearing a hard hat and overall to show solidarity with coal mine workers. Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo

For African politicians, fashion could mean more than just dress

From red berets to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion.

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