posts tagged ‘gender

-Our worldwide director Lucie Greene weighs in on fashion’s changing gender landscape in The New York Times. -Business Insider looks at how former retail king Gap is revamping its approach for the next generation. -“Is disability fashion’s forgotten diversity frontier?” asks Dazed. -Facebook is now a higher source of traffic to news sites than Google, […]

-Vanity Fair takes an intimate look at the “dating apocalypse” of today’s app-enabled romance. -The Independent explores the decline of the UK nightclub scene as millennials opt for more Instagram-worthy experiences. -After facing social media backlash, Target is now doing away with gender distinctions in its toy and home goods aisles, reports Fast Company. -Facebook’s […]

-Bloomberg looks at a spate of gender-neutral clothing lines for kids that are aiming to reframe society’s gender expectations. -The FT explores the rise of comics as a form of artistic freedom in the MENA region. -“Stop capitalizing the word ‘internet,’” declares New Republic, in a reflection on what capitalization says about a word’s place in culture. […]

July 13, 2015

Cannes diary

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This year marked the 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In many ways the event has started to sprawl into SXSW Interactive territory in terms of big name celebrities, bulging fragmented schedules, and uber-networking. This year was marked by celebrity speakers including Monica Lewinsky, Pharrell Williams, Jamie Oliver, Marilyn Manson and Viola Davis. As […]

Although known as a visual platform, Instagram is cementing its status as an essential outlet for music fans and artists. The social media giant recently launched a new channel dedicated to connecting listeners with established and emerging musicians—@music. It features beautiful visuals from musicians who “are using Instagram as a companion to the art that […]

July 6, 2015

Kenzo Totem

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This summer, Parisian fashion label Kenzo premieres its collection of unisex fragrances, Totem. Priced lower than the brand’s other fragrances, the new collection targets younger consumers who value diversity and eschew gender stereotypes, putting the brand in an ideal position to succeed with generation Z.

Recent years have seen a surge in gender-neutral fashion, from luxury heavyweights such as Prada to cult favorite Hood By Air. But this week at London Collections Men, designers are offering a new twist: lace, ruffles and velvet, constructed in distinctly masculine shapes.

As gender and relational boundaries become more fluid, millennials (and their more adventurous elders) are crafting their own approaches to coupling. A far cry from the “free love” proponents of the ‘60s, today’s “monogamish” couples tend to be young professionals in committed relationships seeking occasional outside companionship. There’s even an emerging niche in the post-Tinder […]

Of the many insights on generation Z that we uncovered doing research for our latest trend report, some of the most striking were related to gender and sexual orientation. We found that 82% of our generation Z sample (age 12 to 19) say they don’t care about other people’s sexual orientation, 88% say people are […]

Millennials have dominated the news agenda, not to mention popular discourse, for the past few years. But now a new generation is poised to come of age—and they’re a different group altogether. Our latest trend report, released today, focuses on generation Z: the 12- to 19-year-old cohort. Representing over $44 billion in annual purchasing power, […]


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