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Sunday Reading List: Sunday Reading List: Week of April 9, 2017

Welcome back to our Sunday reading list. The weather's starting to get nice, so grab a pair of your favourite shades, find yourself a nice park bench and read on. This edition features an article from the New York Times on the late fashion icon Glenn O'Brien.

"Glenn O’Brien, Writer and Editor Who Gained Fame With Warhol, Dies at 70" (New York Times)
Glenn O’Brien, an influential writer and editor who was a social fixture in the downtown Manhattan art, music and fashion world for a half-century, died of pneumonia on Friday in Manhattan. He was 70.

"Noah Practice Cloth" (Noah NYC)
This is not a t-shirt.

"Your Smartphone is Ruining Your Mental Health" (Highsnobiety)
Receiving likes, comments and shares on social media all strike those notes. Then, when you combine that with a bottomless pit of content as news feeds churn out never-ending updates — you’ve got yourself a recipe for addiction.

"Canada's Fashion Community Celebrates Homegrown Talent" (Business of Fashion)
The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards — which honoured Iris Apfel, Erdem and BoF’s Imran Amed, among others — draws international attention to Canadian fashion visionaries working at home and abroad. But the organisation has bigger ambitions.

"ALYX's Matthew Williams on the Pitfalls of Being a Fashion Designer in America" (Hypebeast)
The world doesn’t need more clothes. Storytelling was always very interesting, and that’s what I am as a clothing designer. It’s the medium I choose to express myself and to tell the stories that I want to tell.

 

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Sunday Reads

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down on your favourite couch, and read some of our favourite articles from the week. This is our bi-monthly reading list.

 

"The Hygge Effect: How Beauty Is Cashing in on Cosy" (Business of Fashion)
"People are gravitating toward products that are more about how they make them feel — and less about results."

"Nick Wooster Opens Up His Legendary Closet Exclusively For Grailed" (Grailed)
"That’s right. I get that they’re beautiful objects and, yes, it would be amazing to have a collection of things, but for me, clothes and shoes are to be worn. I can understand how some of these sneaker guys don’t wear their shoes. Like, what’s the point?"

"What's it Really Like to Fight for LGBTQ in Iraq" (The FADER)
"I wanted us to create something that was led by the community, specifically the local LGBTQ community, and not another Western organization coming in and telling us what it means to be LGBTQ."

"Listen to Frank Ocean's New Song 'Chanel'"
(Pitchfork)
"His first solo music since Blond and Endless."

"Why Does Fashion Suddenly Care About Activism?"
(Highsnobiety)
"High-street chains are reportedly mobilizing and sending letters to governors to improve human rights, but we live in the age of fast fashion – one which is arguably exacerbated by diffusion collections and experimentation with “see-now, buy-now” approaches to selling."