Culture, Fashion

Walking the Walk: Body Diversity on Recent Runways

The Ready-To-Wear iteration of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 brought with it much of what we’d expect from the fashion world — glitz and glam and a few copycats on traditionally thin, angular models. What stood out in the sea of sameness? Body diversity on the Christian Siriano and Chromat runways. Features writer Emily […]

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Culture, Photography

Fed Up

Re-Learning Body Positivity with Ellen Penn Berry Content warning: article discusses body image and mentions eating disorders. Features writer Hannah Lowe spoke with ROCKET alum Ellen Penn Berry for the piece FED UP in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue. Here is the full interview. The Internet is a difficult place to be, if body positivity is […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion

Q&A with Lucie Zhang

Managing Editor Emmel El-Fiky spoke recently with Lucie Zhang, Senior Manager of Social Media at Vogue, about what it’s like working in the world of fashion publications, how one’s personal background might play a part in one’s career, and some pertinent advice for those looking to make their way into the fashion industry in whatever […]

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Culture, Fashion

A Stitch Above

Small business Withered Fig operates in its own private sector of men’s fashion- heritage goods. They focus on the intentionality behind clothing, digging deeper into the creation of the goods they sell and the personal stories that come from wearing their clothes into a style uniquely fitted to each customer.

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Art, Culture

Christine and the Queens

Chris is not here to explain herself. Born Héloïse Letissier and also known as Christine and the Queens, the 30-year-old French pop star has reinvented herself many times over. She no longer has time to explain her many personas to fans nor critics. Chris, her most recent, gender-defying incarnation, is introduced to the world in […]

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Art, Culture

Art from Online: October 2018

Charlie Parsons, ROCKET staff member, compiles his favorite artworks from the galleries on his insta feed God damn!! Would you look at that abyss of colors. Here, Frankenthaler tediously layers thin washes of paint to produce that deep streaky wall of stuff. I love all the colors here I love the way that violet runs down […]

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Art, Culture, Featured

This is Amit

Amit Greenberg, an artist and creative director based out of Brooklyn, New York sits down with Copy Editor Peter Makey, discussing his work that has been featured by the likes of Colette, Hello Mr., and IKEA and the artistic process that goes into creating what he calls “Pop Surrealism.” Check out his work on Instagram @this.is.amit. […]

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Culture

Do You Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve?

Fashion can shape the world. But there are details within the bigger picture – it is how we choose to follow its inner working decisions, even the tricky ones. Trends are as fleeting as the seasons they come along with. Whatever you believe in, take a second to think about what an article of clothing […]

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Seeing Red

From Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter to Taylor Swift’s popular 2012 album, the color red has a longstanding and poignant history in the creative worlds of pop culture and literature. While adopted widely and intended to signify a bevy of different meanings, red has historically connoted lust, infidelity, blood, tumult, violence, passion, and anger. Needless to say, […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion

Follow the Yellow Brick Road into Iulia Filipovscaia’s Land of Oz

  Iulia Filipovscaia embodies the diversely talented, hyphen-studded ideal trending in today’s creative industry. The designer-artist-actress-model-curator infuses her work with her ethos, specifically through her artisan fashion label, Lana Siberie, which combines environmental consciousness with conceptual fashion design. All Lana Siberie clothing is made of sustainably sourced, vintage, handmade, organic material. The form of the […]

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