FAT: a Social(ist) Issue

For years now, the observation that media representations of body sizes andshapes do not represent the range of bodies actually present in society, has been a regular part of everyday discourse. The media and the fashion industry’s culpability in building false body-norms no longer passes without comment, and the advent of Size Zero in particular [...]

Fuck you, American Apparel.

American Apparel was founded in 1989 as a wholesale tshirt supplier. They opened their first retail store in 2003, and started selling to the public. It was instantly a huge success. Melanie Rickey, fashion editor of Grazia magazine, said “”It became very big, very quickly. Everybody was wearing it, and I mean everyone: high-fashion kids, [...]