Visual Culture

Commodified Feminism and the Female Body: A Case Study of Bulletin

Commodified Feminism and the Female Body: A Case Study of Bulletin

In the context of the capitalist marketplace, one can argue that the feminism projected in Bulletin’s retail setting is not feminism at all, but rather a combination of signs and a culmination of associations that suggest a depoliticized, but feminist-branded feel. The aesthetically pleasing products of Bulletin are powerful, however, because they provide consumers the language to think about social and political ideas, which consumers then use to construct and solidify their own decontextualized feminist identities.

Post-Authentic: Viewing identities in the Digital Space

Post-Authentic: Viewing identities in the Digital Space

There is a stake that should not be overlooked in studying visual codifications and architectures: virtual spaces ordain how we navigate and constitute ourselves as subjects in real spaces, and pre-determine the breadth of possible positions we are allowed to inhabit in social imaginaries.

Kazakhstan: Synergy of National Elements in Modern Style

Kazakhstan: Synergy of National Elements in Modern Style

Today’s Kazakh designers have transformed the scene, creating high-quality, unique wear while also preserving cultural heritage. Their influence on new generations has reinforced the idea that it is possible to at once be fashionable and pay homage to your roots.