Haley Mlotek

Fashion

Iris Van Herpen Blinded Me with Science!

An exhibition of the designer’s work comes to Canada, where a writer re-considers her relationships with nature and technology.
Haley Mlotek
8.16.18
fashion history

The Reason Fashion Museums Avoid Controversy

As a new fashion exhibition exploring Catholicism opens at the Met, we look at how museums often favor the uplifting messages clothing carry at the expense of their troubling associations.
Haley Mlotek
5.14.18
Books

Knitting Is Soft and Crafty—and Subversive, Chaotic, and Political

Two recent books look at the emotional comforts and political possibilities of textiles.
Haley Mlotek
4.9.18
Fashion

Crocs, 80s Excess, and Christopher Wylie: How Fashion Is a Conspiracy of Trends

How do we explain how certain decades, muses, and looks show up on the runway at the same time?
Haley Mlotek
4.6.18
Fashion

"Phantom Thread": A Film About How Every Dress Is the Result of a Ménage à Trois

Paul Thomas Anderson's film explores the love triangles that fuel genius and the people that inspire it.
Haley Mlotek
1.8.18
Fashion

Dior, Chanel, Calvin Klein: How Denim Pushes America's Soft Power

Denim is the fabric of American influence. How do designers use it to explore American values on the runway?
Haley Mlotek
10.13.17
Fashion

Are We in a Golden Age for Female Designers?

From new designers at Dior and Givenchy to the Rei Kawakubo show at the Met, more female designers are in the spotlight than ever. But are these women subverting the status quo in favor of something better, or enforcing the long-standing rules?
Haley Mlotek
9.1.17