We're jumping with joy. Our fifth issue has been released! Our baby is out in the world for you to read. It's 100% edited by young women, 100% created by teens. Without giving too much away, here are some of the highlights in the one hundred and sixty page culmination of our very literal blood, sweat, and tears.
"GENERATION Z HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WAY WE VIEW THE ART WORLD, AND IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE WAY WE VIEW OURSELVES" - TÉA
Sophia Hall, Coral Kiefer, Jessie Gilles, Ciarán Evans, Ramsey Bell, and our own Téa Lindsey FACE THEMSELVES THROUGH ARTISTIC LENSES.
Gender Abolitionist Sol Patches (19) and poet Ugochi Egonu (17) offer their emotions towards the movement with PATCHES' A Poem for Blackness and EGONU'S If A Black Girl Breaks Your Heart: Too Black To Be Beautiful.
INTERVIEW: EDWARD MAPPLETHORPE
MARCELLO FLUTIE SPEAKS TO THE SEASONED PHOTOGRAPHER ABOUT HIS NEWEST PLANS, HIS TEENAGE EXPERIENCE, AND DARKROOM TECHNICALITIES.
"The important thing is for you to do what you want to do for yourself, and I wish I heard that. Now, if somebody had said that to me, would I have followed it? That’s a hard one to answer... I guess I would have to say I don’t know, but I’m not sorry." -E.M.
INTERVIEW: PRIESTS, THE BAND
em and taylor bluestine went to their favorite venue in brooklyn to interview the band priests.
"True punk isn't necessarily just wearing studded jackets and pins, it's turning your music into a vessel for change, a way to scream what you believe in and have your voice heard and sometimes even listened to." - T.B.
PERSONAL ESSAY: YES, I AM A MONSTER LIKE YOU
Henry carr (16) muses on his barbie infatuation and gender.
"All of a sudden, there it was in front of me, the Jesus Christ of toys. It was as if a bright light grabbed me by the nose and pulled me towards it. There, in all its glory, was the princess dress from Princess and the Pauper"
A LOOK INTO STREET STYLE CULTURE
PARIS SANDERS, 19, EXAMINES THE FINE LINE BETWEEN STREET AND LUXURY AS LABELS LIKE Eckhaus Latta, Moses Gauntlett Cheng, Vaquera, Maison le Faux, and Libertine RISE TO POPULARITY.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!
Bieber on Bosche on Tulle on Fetishwear; flowers over ruffles; a pajama party; pregnant dancers in harnesses; CFDA alums; Take Down Trump. That's all we're going to say about that.
Kristian Heijkoop shoots THE story of THE ICONOPHILE: a modern girl, PLAYED BY NISAA POUNCEY AT RE:QUEST,who becomes infatuated with the total individuality and expression of the fashion scene's past. SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS THE REFERENCES. COncept by CaitLYN De Groot
Drooling yet? This is only the condensed version. There's originality manifestos, ask the industry quotes with a slew of your favorites models and editors (Nobis, Luss, Kebede and Battaglia, for starters), more interviews and editorials, homages to friends and politicians, and analyses. We can't spoil much more, so do yourself (and us!) a favor and read the issue now. The link is right here. You know you want to!
The Teen Eye Team