Interview: Alexa Chung on Collaborating with Barbour

An exploration of the heritage brand's archive lead to an exciting new outerwear and accessories collection

Alexa Chung has long occupied a uniquely influential position in the fashion industry. With a career that began in modeling, Chung segued into television, brand partnerships, collaborations and ultimately the launch of her own label. Those partnerships and collaborations in particular (with the likes of Madewell, AG Jeans and Superga) delivered detailed, diverse perspectives on the industry’s inner-workings. It’s these learnings, woven with her signature …

Ancient Phallic Graffiti Wasn’t For Laughs

A very familiar symbol has been discovered near Hadrian’s Wall (aka Hadrian’s Wall) in Cumbria, England—only this one dates back to 207 AD. The penis-shaped drawing isn’t just juvenile scribbling, however. According to archeologists from Newcastle University, these images are common and used to adorn doorways, walls and jewelry during the Roman Era (753 BC to 476 AD) and symbolized good fortune—and power. “Phallus graffiti, …

The Atlantic Project Brings Art (and Reflection) to Plymouth

This 14-piece art festival explores and comments on the 400 years since the Mayflower left England

In 2020, it will have been 400 years since the Pilgrims left England on the Mayflower, and in one English city this is cause for both celebration and introspection. Plymouth, on the southwest coast of England, is where the Mayflower departed in 1620, and is now a city with beautiful Victorian naval buildings by the waterfront juxtaposed by a city centre overrun with Brutalist buildings that …