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  • Backstage at Maison the Faux Fall 2017

    For our first collaboration with the art-drivenSleek Magazine, we bring you exclusive backstage photographs from the F/W17 Maison the Faux runway show! With photos by Kristiina Wilson and text by Sleek’s Donna Schons.

  • Editorial: Raw Synth

    A new fashion story from Russian photographer Anya Kislaya brings high drama and and a cinematic insight into role exploration in relationships.

  • Wigwood 2017

    Photographer Kristiina Wilson traveled to Miami in early February to chronicle ‘Wigwood’, an annual queer festival that takes place in the city’s Wynwood district. Check out photos from the event organized by Miami staple Queef Latina feautring everything from drag, to lectures on gender & sexuality, to canned rosé!

  • Film: To the Right, Turn Around

    In his newest film collaboration with YDY, artist Payton Barronian revisits the world of lampooning–this time, it’s about the bizarre ritual that is the red carpet. Watch the full film, with photographs from the set by artist Julian Kapadia.

  • Culture

    Your New Friends: Los Angeles

    For this installment of Your New Friends, we enlist the help of Los Angeles based artists to see what this generation wants from life, fashion, and love. Photographed by Logan White, and styled by Christopher Argodale.

    Culture

    Fashion Week Recap: NYC Spring/Summer 2017

    Take a look at exclusive coverage of our favorite NYC designers’ runway shows from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’17!

    Culture

    The Designer Struggle: Profit vs. Popularity

    How can you gauge the success of a young brand? And where exactly does the line between making art and selling clothing get drawn?

    Art

    Artist Interview: Chris Berntsen

    We chat with photographer Chris Berntsen about art practice within queer communities, and he shares with us imagery from his new series, “Twilight Children”.

    Lifestyle

    Your New Friends : Austin

    YDY met up with some new friends in Austin to find out how they feel about life, fashion, art and other fun stuff!

    Beauty

    Meet Kendyl Noor Aurora, The Tattooed Hijabi

    We chat with Kendyl Noor Aurora about her alternative approach to Islam, including ideas of halal beauty, sexuality, race, misrepresentation in the media, and how to persevere.

    Fashion

    Editorial: Reach for the Stars

    For this new editorial, stylist Rachel Donelan takes inspiration from the relentless dedication to dressing up that is so easily spotted in New York City. There is power in dressing with friends and going out together–whether it’s to a party or to get a bodega sandwich at 3pm, its a transformative experience wrought with power.

    Beauty

    The Selfie Toaster

    We teamed up with JAG Models–the first non-sized modeling agency–and the Burnt Impressions Toaster to make an important and timely statement: you can make toast with a photo of yourself on it! Editorial by David Brandon Geeting, Film by the Wenck Brothers.

    Beauty

    What is Sample Size?

    Even with the increase in body acceptance, thin models still dominate the high fashion runways. The “sample size” body is still an industry standard, a far cry from 67% of US women who wear a size 14 or larger. Fashion writer Liz Black shows the jarring dichotomy of the average woman’s body attempting to breach those sample size garments, reminiscent to how the plus-size movement is attempting to breach the fashion industry today.

    Fashion

    No Sesso, the Fashion House Embracing Fluidity In a Big Way

    Take a look at the LA-based label’s Autumn 2016 collection, exclusively on YDY. Designer Pierre Davis teams up with artist Hobbes Ginsberg to photograph the new collection, and explains the relationship between the clothing and the body.

    Fashion

    New York Men’s Week: Gypsy Sport

    One of the highlights of New York Men’s Fashion week was the Gypsy Sport show–Taylore Scarabelli covered the newest collection from the brand combining arthouse with athletics.

    Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight: Lou Dallas

    Olimpia Dior shoots a colorful cast in the colorful designs from Lou Dallas, a brand with a profound sense of artistry and inclusiveness, started by NYC creative Rafaella.

    Fashion

    Fashion: Cool Summer

    Fashion in the summer months can be a chore. A sweaty, dirty, discouraging chore! In this editorial, Shriya Samavai and Coco Romack show us you can stay cool and still look cool. Take a lil peek!

    Culture

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    Fashion

    The Tii Garden

    Sheridan Flamengo shoots Tii Hosking spending a day romping about in the garden wearing Marques Almedia, Moses Gauntlett Cheng, and more!

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