fashion

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz in her TAX THE RICH dress at the Met Gala 2021

TAX THE RICH: mainstreaming in political discourses online

Article
Ruben den Boer
24/12/2021
13 minutes to read

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s TAX THE RICH dress was a treat for political meme creators around the world. But the memes did more than just give us a chuckle. They made us talk about American politics, socialism, and anti-capitalism. How? 

Is Digital Couture the next fashion breakthrough?

Paper
Noa El-Kassri
15/11/2021
9 minutes to read

Digital fashion could have a major impact on influencer culture and consumerism. It also can be a sustainable answer to the mass production of clothing. Arguments against it include NFTs, it being fake and that you can't wear it offline.

influencer marketing

Influencer marketing has some serious ethical issues

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
29/01/2019
10 minutes to read

Influencer marketing is powerful. In recent years  consumer trust in classic media has dropped. In the search for profit, a new business model has emerged on social media.

Twitter Blackfishing exposed

Blackfishing on social media

Article
Blean Tsige
01/12/2018
11 minutes to read

The aim of this article is to explain the new trend of blackfishing as a social issue on digital media. Why do white celebrities want to appear black or biracial?

Beauty and digital culture

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Social media such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many others have become essential features of our everyday life. Beauty standards are now being constructed and enforced by influencers on a global scale.

First male beauty blogger (age 17) becomes a Cover Boy

How to -movies and virality: Male beauty bloggers

Paper
Nataliia Vdovychenko
18/05/2018
18 minutes to read

Male beauty bloggers are a new internet sensation with millions of followers, viral videos and inspiring life stories. How did they become so successful?

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

Article
Meauraine van Gorp
25/01/2017
8 minutes to read

This article looks at the influence of fashion on women from different cultures. This article shows that women can be influenced by the ideals of a society and that fashion can be used in order to be included or excluded.

Doutzen: Hollands trots

Article
Iris Cuppen
14/05/2016
7 minutes to read

Doutzen Kroes is niet enkel een lingeriemodel, ze is ook voor velen een rolmodel. Wat zegt dit over onze samenleving? Een scherp artikel van Iris Cuppen.