The 2010s were a watershed moment for diversity in fashion. Marked by a series of breakthroughs that challenged the status quo and opened doors for minority groups to be represented within all facets of the business, this decade will be remembered as a time of rapid change when fashion was forced to examine its practices. Good design has always served to mirror societal concerns, but never before has the industry been asked to rigorously question itself about these issues. Realities once considered distractions from the stylish fantasy sold by luxury brands became the critical subjects of conversation for consumers and a new generation of leaders who demanded that the truths of race, gender, body size, disability, and inequality be acknowledged. No segment of the business was left untouched; tap the link in our bio for a reflection on the decade as part of our #voguerunway2010s series. Photographed by @mikaeljansson , Vogue, September 2018
In need of new summer tunes? @devhynes 's latest mixtape clocks in at just under 30 minutes, but it retains the same laid-back charm of Hynes’s more proper releases (and it does boast features from the likes of @iamkelseylu , @toroymoi , @arca1000000 , and @tinashenow , to name just a few). Tap the link in our bio to go behind-the-scenes of the album. Photographed by @lilygavin
Kabukicho: Tokyo’s red-light district, soaked in neon and populated by pay-by-the-hour love hotels, Yakuza-owned hostess bars, and countless vending machines depositing cans of Boss coffee to weary salarymen. Who would imagine that one of the city’s most influential boutiques might exist anywhere nearby? And yet, there it is: @the_foureyed , squirreled down an unassuming alleyway filled with those aforementioned hotels. “I wanted it to be a bit hidden when I opened it,” says Keisuke Fujita (@fjt_ksk ), the happy-go-lucky shopkeeper and street style photographer who opened the store in late 2016. “I want people to feel special when they come to The Four-Eyed, like they’ve discovered something. It’s like treasure hunting.” Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
In the 2010s, the model—heretofore a major but mostly silent protagonist of the mode—ditched the egregious “walking clothes hanger” analogy, found her voice, advocated for her rights, and accrued her own powers independent of agent, casting director, or designer. Tap the link in our bio for the 25 models who defined the 2010s. #voguerunway2010s
Photographed by @mrstreetpeeper
Photographed by @mrstreetpeeper
"Fashion is defined by change, not stasis," writes Vogue.com's Archive Editor Laird Borrelli-Persson (@the_lbp ). "The past can inform the present, but a moto jacket, however fierce, does not a punk make. Past fashions dressed up as new are but costumes because they exist in a vacuum. The power of fashion—even its duty—is to mirror the world. It acquires meaning as it anticipates and reacts to current events and modes of living—and wearing." Tap the link our bio to read why Borrelli-Persson is arguing that nostalgia is no good for fashion. Photographed by #IrvingPenn, Vogue, December 2005
On a trip to Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico, photographer @philipnix documented the vibrant colors and intricate, hand-crafted accessories that characterize Oaxaca’s regional style: the huipil-inspired dresses of the clay artisans, lavishly embellished with floral embroidery and lace trims; the traditional wedding garb of the young girls decked out in ornate, glimmering jewelry and silk ribbons tied through their long plaits; or even the master mezcal distiller surveying the latest batch of his smoky agave spirit, sporting a Mexican cowboy-style straw hat in white. Tap the link in our bio to see all of his photos. Photographed by @philipnix