The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities there are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.

VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials, and labor organizers to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country’s trafficking crackdown.

Here’s a fashion shoot by Yaniv Edry that mostly involves hanging out on a roof with some Israeli girls.

Devil in the Details

Photos by Ben Ritter and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos. See more

What’s It Like to Work In The Fashion Industry? (feat. Alexa Chung)

Starring the Business of Fashion 500 (#BoF500), Fashion At Work brings the great and good of fashion together in a celebration of the industry’s beautifully eccentric (and slightly dysfunctional) world. Aaron Rose’s film conjures an imaginary office where Alexa Chung, Derek Blasberg, Carine Roitfeld, Katie Grand, Renzo Rosso, Binx Walton and other fashion luminaries work together. This isn’t just another typical day at the world’s biggest fashion office.

We interviewed the mysterious UK man working to document and preserve as many Bootleg Bart shirts as he possibly can.

We Met the World’s Leading Authority on Bootleg Bart Simpson T-Shirts
Back in the 90s, everyone wanted to get their hands on bootleg Simpsons merch. Today, a man in the UK is creating an online archive with all the best Bootleg Bart shirts—including Bart smoking weed, hanging out with LL Cool J, and fighting the Gulf War.

We Met the World’s Leading Authority on Bootleg Bart Simpson T-Shirts

Back in the 90s, everyone wanted to get their hands on bootleg Simpsons merch. Today, a man in the UK is creating an online archive with all the best Bootleg Bart shirts—including Bart smoking weed, hanging out with LL Cool J, and fighting the Gulf War.

A Backstage iPad Perspective of Hood By Air’s Latest Fashion Week Show

Taking photos at fashion week sucks. From an objective standpoint, it’s pretty formulaic: you take your fancy DSLR, head to the show early, crouch in the photo pit, and take head-on, head-to-toe portraits of various weenies wearing things. All the while, the guy next to you who works for some other magazine/media company/blog essentially takes the same photo.

So, in the spirit of youthful rebellion (and continuity) we sent out-of-bounds photographer Nick Sethi to document backstage at Hood By Air’s latest showing. And since HBA is known for sending pipe-laden jackets, snowboard boots, and crutches down the runway, he figured it’d be cool if he left his DSLR at home and take his iPad instead. We didn’t disagree.

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Tan Lines

Tan Lines

Tan Lines

Photos and creative direction by Annette Lamothe-Ramos; styling by Miyako Bellizzi. Special thanks to the time-warped city of Wildwood, New Jersey.

We made a virtual girl to see what Tinder had to say to her. 

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