Link List #126: Jamaican dancehall, feminine fat rolls, and sustainable alternatives to London Fashion Week

This week we’ve been reading about the women who are changing the face of Jamaican dancehall, the designer who is celebrating women’s curves, and the ways industry professionals are responding to Extinction Rebellion’s call to cancel London Fashion Week.

Garment from Karoline Vitto's graduation collection at London's Royal College of Art
  • Inspired by her own struggles with body image and her culture’s encouragement of plastic surgery and unhealthy diets, Brazilian fashion designer Karoline Vitto has created a collection that celebrates the rolls and curves of the feminine form. Find out more on Dezeen.
  • The Guardian takes a look at the role of witches in literature and questions why these spellbinding characters are being embraced by a new generation of poets and novelists.
  • Known for its raunchy, sexual lyrics and explicitly provocative style, dancehall is a genre of music originating from 1970s Jamaica. While historically dominated by men, Dancehall is experiencing a global revival in which many more women are making dancehall music exploring topics from queer love to colorism. Find out more on The New York Times.
  • As environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion demands the cancellation of London Fashion Week in September, Dazed Digital talks to a range of fashion insiders, sustainability experts, and forward-thinking designers to discuss what a more environmentally friendly alternative could be.
  • Azeema features a photo series by Rahill Jamalifard, the lead singer of Brooklyn-based rock band Habibi. A collection of intimate images from her last trip to her native Iran, she hopes that they capture a different side to the country than is shown on Fox News.

Hopefully you enjoyed the reads from this week’s Link List, but if you’ve still got an internet itch to scratch, you can find more here.

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Text: Emily May