Mission Magazine

Mission Magazine Mission is a philanthropic media platform. Founded to harness the power of fashion and the fashion industry to support important causes. Each issue will adopt a different cause.

The first issue appropriately deals with Women of Empowerment. Mission is a philanthropic media brand, a public charity, founded to harness the power of fashion and the fashion industry to support important causes.

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In collaboration with Marist College's chemistry department, fashion designer Isabel Holden was able to develop a system...
07/19/2021
THE ECO-FRIENDLY FUTURE OF DENIM

In collaboration with Marist College's chemistry department, fashion designer Isabel Holden was able to develop a system that offered a more sustainable design technique for the dying process of blue jeans. Read more by clicking the link below.

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A new dyeing technique may offer a solution to more sustainable blue jeans. By Genevieve Kyle. As a global market, denim is expected to be worth $102.45 billion by 2025. However, between toxic dyeing techniques and the heavy use of conventional cotton, that can take upwards of 20,000 liters of water

Norma Kamali, a healthy lifestyle advocate and fashion designer, talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina G...
07/19/2021
MY MISSION IS... NORMA KAMALI ON HER BRAND'S TRANSITION TO GENDER-FLUIDITY

Norma Kamali, a healthy lifestyle advocate and fashion designer, talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about athleisure, how COVID has impacted fashion, healthy lifestyle tips, and her brand’s transition to gender-fluidity.

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My Mission Is... is a podcast series cohosted by Mission’s founder Karina Givargisoff, and singer-songwriter of the U.K. band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri. This week’s My Mission Is… podcast guest is Norma Kamali. As

Due to COVID-19, many debuts for designers and brands have had the time to question the purpose of fashion’s highest art...
07/19/2021
HAUTE COUTURE STAGES ITS COMEBACK

Due to COVID-19, many debuts for designers and brands have had the time to question the purpose of fashion’s highest art form. Read more about couture's comeback at the link below.

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As designers like Demna Gvasalia and Chitose Abe pick up the couture thread, fashion’s highest form speaks to a new audience. By Emily Jensen. Who is haute couture for these days? A year after the COVID-19 crisis canceled many momentous debuts for designers like Demna Gvasalia and Chitose Abe, bra...

07/13/2021

Mission once again takes Times Square, this time with a Dior beauty shoot from our Human Issue, lensed by photographer and makeup artist Sam Visser.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Styling:@simonrobins1000 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hair: @hairbyiggy
Nails: @jennpaintt ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Talent: @thejudes @saraxking @thejanuarytwins @tylermazaheri @ellasnyder @guetcha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Brands: @dior @diormakeup

07/05/2021

"When one sees an in*******al relationship, it’s very hard to deny the fact that one is seeing races being played out on stage,” says Jeremy O. Harris on staging in*******al relationships for #SlavePlay. #Zola

Read the interview via the link below.

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For the collaboration with Polo, it felt natural...to create a collection that...gives back by helping to feed families ...
07/01/2021
HOW DESIGNER BRANDS ARE WORKING TO FEED FAMILIES

For the collaboration with Polo, it felt natural...to create a collection that...gives back by helping to feed families in America, but also helps the planet...” Read more about #FEED and
Ralph Lauren's latest collaboration via the link below.

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FEED and Ralph Lauren reunite to give back to No Kid Hungry. By Lizzy Zarrello. FEED and Ralph Lauren have teamed up once again in an effort to end the child hunger disparity in the U.S. “While the issue of hunger is complex and it exists and persists for different reasons in each country and

Higher hemlines came just in time for #HotBoySummer as the most recent menswear shows like Dior and Burberry have embrac...
07/01/2021
HIGHER HEMLINES ARE HERE FOR HOT BOY SUMMER

Higher hemlines came just in time for #HotBoySummer as the most recent menswear shows like Dior and Burberry
have embraced the short shorts trend.

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The most recent menswear shows have embraced the short shorts trend. Lizzy Zarrello. Last summer came the timely end of awkwardly long gym shorts. TikTok users began their obsession with five-inch inseam men’s shorts, and hemlines have been continually rising ever since. With the “QuadSummer 202...

07/01/2021

From a celebration of the ’80s voguing scene to interviews with humanitarians, artists, and more, here are five reasons why you should grab a copy of Mission Magazine's latest issue, out now on newsstands.

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In an interview with Mission, the extreme athlete The Iceman (Wim Hof) discusses how he is able to withstand below-freez...
07/01/2021
IT'S ALL ABOUT MIND OVER MATTER FOR EXTREME ATHLETE WIM HOF

In an interview with Mission, the extreme athlete
The Iceman (Wim Hof) discusses how he is able to withstand below-freezing temperatures, and how searching for the philosophical meaning of life has changed his path.

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For our latest issue, the "Iceman" shares how the secret to many of life’s maladies can be found in a freezing-cold lake. By Emily Jensen. It’s not often that Joe Rogan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and researchers from locations including San Francisco and the Netherlands share a common interest. But then ...

06/29/2021

Mission spoke with Lizzie Kiama about how #ThisAbility came to be, the ways in which government and healthcare systems fail people with disabilities worldwide, and why raising awareness is only the first step in enacting radical change.

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Trans activist and model Munroe Bergdorf speaks with Mission Magazine on the pressures of being a BIPOC Trans woman, Bri...
06/29/2021
MUNROE BERGDORF ON THE REALITY OF CANCEL CULTURE

Trans activist and model Munroe Bergdorf speaks with Mission Magazine on the pressures of being a BIPOC Trans woman, British media, and representation.

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For our LGBTQ issue, we spoke to model Munroe Bergdorf on the rights of Black trans women. By Juno Kelly. Munroe Bergdorf is feeling disillusioned. I call the female transgender activist on December 19, less than a week after it was announced that the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, beat the

From Mission’s fourth issue, the #LGBTQ issue, we spoke to designer and gay icon #DonatellaVersace on her ardent support...
06/29/2021

From Mission’s fourth issue, the #LGBTQ issue, we spoke to designer and gay icon #DonatellaVersace on her ardent support of the q***r community. Read the full interview on our site.

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From Mission’s fourth issue, the #LGBTQ issue, we spoke to designer and gay icon #DonatellaVersace on her ardent support of the q***r community. Read the full interview on our site.

https://bit.ly/3xy2Lg6

“We believe masculinity and identity are yours to define. Trying new textures, colors, art, etc. is all part of experime...
06/29/2021
NAIL ART AND THE NEW ERA OF MASCULINITY

“We believe masculinity and identity are yours to define. Trying new textures, colors, art, etc. is all part of experimenting with what feels more you.” Read about how #Faculty and other nail polish brands are embracing the New Wave of Masculinity.

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How traditional masculinity has yet to embrace the "man"-icure movement. By Lizzy Zarrello. In popular culture, nails have become a form of self-expression. With the help of famous nail artists and the rise of ornate nail art, nails’ blank canvases are a way for people to be

"I think if I can imagine 'home,' it’s related to security, some location you can trust or you have more trust for that ...
06/29/2021
AI WEIWEI'S CRITICAL LENS

"I think if I can imagine 'home,' it’s related to security, some location you can trust or you have more trust for that environment.” Read our interview with Ai Wewei, where we talk about the political development and turmoil in China and his past.

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For our latest issue, China’s most famous ‘expat,’ artist Ai Weiwei, considers what the future holds for society. By Naomi Rougeau. When Mission caught up with Ai Weiwei over Zoom in early February, the artist had just arrived in Portugal. Before that, he had found temporary refuge in Cambridg...

Makeup brutalism was coined by Eszter Magyar as a play on brutalist architecture. Brutalist makeup appears rough and unf...
06/29/2021
MAKEUP BRUTALISM MAY BE THE ANTIDOTE TO SOCIETAL BEAUTY STANDARDS

Makeup brutalism was coined by Eszter Magyar as a play on brutalist architecture. Brutalist makeup appears rough and unfinished, moving away from what is historically considered aesthetically pleasing. Read more on how the trend has evolved.

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Artists are embracing digital distortion and off the wall makeup to redefine beauty. By Juno Kelly. At its inception, Instagram offered users the chance to share their personal experiences in a more photo-centric way than any other app on the market. Users’ penchant for self-portraiture led to a r...

In our most recent podcast episode, designer John Bartletttalks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargis...
06/23/2021
MY MISSION IS... JOHN BARTLETT ON FASHION'S CONNECTION TO SOCIAL UPHEAVAL

In our most recent podcast episode, designer John Bartlett
talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about fashion’s fight towards sustainability, the future for young designers, as well as animal advocacy.

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My Mission Is... is a podcast series cohosted by Mission’s founder Karina Givargisoff, and singer-songwriter of the U.K. band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri. This week’s My Mission Is… podcast guest is John Bartlett. Both

06/23/2021

“I identify more with the African experience– honestly it’s an interesting straddling of identities.” Click the link below to read about Genevieve Kennedy's advocacy work within the #LGBTQIA + community.

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#Cherri is a lingerie brand designed “to create comfort by opening up a conversation about our bodies". Click the link b...
06/23/2021
HOW A DESIGNER IS PUTTING HER COMPANY’S PANTIES TO USE

#Cherri is a lingerie brand designed “to create comfort by opening up a conversation about our bodies". Click the link below to read our interview with its founders about the impact lingerie has on #bodypositivity.

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Cherri’s sweet launch towards body positivity. By Genevieve Kyle. Lingerie, more than any other article of clothing, offers a direct link to our ideas of sexuality. But led by companies like Victoria’s Secret, lingerie has often been used to reinforce exclusive ideals and body images. Many under...

Read Mission Magazine's analysis on the enduring popularity of the #Mugler bodysuit. https://bit.ly/3ga09hi
06/23/2021
THE MOBILITY OF THE MUGLER BODYSUIT

Read Mission Magazine's analysis on the enduring popularity of the #Mugler bodysuit.

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From Dua Lipa to Doja Cat, the black Mugler bodysuit has become a favorite among pop performers. By Deidre Redhead. A black bodysuit is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a popstar’s outfit. The idea of a show-stopping performance is only complete with ensembles that ...

The one drawback to on-screen window-shopping is the inability to try before you buy. Retailers are therefore introducin...
06/10/2021
TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

The one drawback to on-screen window-shopping is the inability to try before you buy. Retailers are therefore introducing “virtual fitting rooms” to allow customers to get a feel for an item before putting their money towards it.

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There is now a digital solution to online shopping’s biggest obstacle. By Madeline Brik. With access to hundreds of retailers through a few clicks of a button, it’s no surprise that online shopping is now the norm for many shoppers. The one drawback to hours of on-screen window-shopping is the i...

Are luxury brands collaborating for relevancy or as an opportunity to showcase their creativity? Click the link below to...
06/10/2021
WHY LUXURY BRANDS ARE STICKING TO COLLABORATIONS

Are luxury brands collaborating for relevancy or as an opportunity to showcase their creativity? Click the link below to read Mission Magazine's latest feature on the evolution of the fashion world.

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Jean Paul Gaultier returns to ready-to-wear with a slew of guest designers. By Deidre Redhead. Ready-to-wear fashion hasn't been a part of the Jean Paul Gaultier brand since 2015. The French designer, who made his name with his signature marinière styles and corsets for the likes of Madonna, quit t...

In honor of our latest edition, Mission has chosen to donate $10,000 to #GiGisPlayhouse, a program that helps those who ...
06/10/2021
THE JOYFUL DREAMS OF DOWN SYNDROME NON-PROFIT, GIGI’S NYC

In honor of our latest edition, Mission has chosen to donate $10,000 to #GiGisPlayhouse, a program that helps those who have Down Syndrome to curate a life of success. Click the link to read our interview with the former board president, Frank Sawyer.

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Board member Frank Sawyer on the light that shines through GiGi's NYC. By Genevieve Kyle. GiGi’s Playhouse gives to those who don’t typically receive. Serving individuals who have Down syndrome, “one of the largest chromosomal disabilities, yet, one of the least funded,” GiGi’s Playhouse s...

"There are many benefits to 3D printing as it relates to our environment and it can be a real sustainable alternative to...
06/10/2021
COULD 3D PRINTING BE THE FUTURE OF FASHION?

"There are many benefits to 3D printing as it relates to our environment and it can be a real sustainable alternative to the problems we face today." Read Mission's interview with Danit Peleg who focuses on the relationship between fashion and technology.

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What the fusion of tech and fashion means for our future. By Genevieve Kyle. The term sustainability holds a heavy weight. Thrown around in fashion frequently these days, it promises a better and brighter tomorrow. The industry is now looking to new fabrics and technologies to fulfill those promises...

"Phones are becoming a vital part of our existence. These accessories merely provide a new avenue to embrace their neces...
06/10/2021
OUR PHONES, OURSELVES

"Phones are becoming a vital part of our existence. These accessories merely provide a new avenue to embrace their necessity". See how fashion collaborations have been focusing on how phones are becoming extensions of ourselves and our self-expression.

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Our dependency on technology has spawned a trend humanizing accessories for our phones, from ni**le rings to thongs. By Lizzy Zarrello. In February of 2021 a survey on smartphone usage in the U.S. revealed that almost half the respondents spend four to five hours on their phone daily. It’s only ex...

"The ideas are based on my current interests and objects I find visually interesting. I like to position my work at the ...
06/10/2021
MEET GAB BOIS, THE MOST DISCONCERTINGLY SATISFYING ACCOUNT ON INSTAGRAM

"The ideas are based on my current interests and objects I find visually interesting. I like to position my work at the intersections of food, fashion, and technology." Read Juno Kelly's interview with #GabBois on her avant-garde works of art.

https://missionmag.org/gabbois-instagram-artist-egg-bra-interview/

Famed for her viral egg bra, the artist likes to put things where they don’t belong. By Juno Kelly. Gab Bois’ delusive (occasionally grotesque) take on reality has garnered her a colossal 550,000-strong Instagram following. The Montreal-based artist’s work centers around placing things where t...

Brands like #KinaandTam and #LaManso are paying homage to childhood fashion by creating nostalgic and whimsical pieces, ...
06/10/2021
CAN CLOTHES BRING US BACK TO OUR CHILDHOOD?

Brands like #KinaandTam and #LaManso are paying homage to childhood fashion by creating nostalgic and whimsical pieces, just for "bigger humans."

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Why whimsical, childlike fashion is everywhere. By Emma Moneuse. Fashion is more colorful and youthful than ever. While trends like glittery barrettes, puffy headbands, and flowy baby doll dresses aren’t new inventions, the childlike trend has evolved to even more whimsical heights in recent month...

06/03/2021

Jeremy O Harris, a nominee for 12 Tony awards, is known for his philanthropic work with race and equity in the world of arts and beyond. Wim Hof's mental strength and perseverance have defied laws of science. Ai Weiwei's activism and art have sharpened society's political alertness. Read Mission Magazine's fifth issue, The Human Issue, out now!

“We learn we quote the opposite of self-love: self-hate. This script plagues q***r people’s mental health everywhere”. R...
06/03/2021

“We learn we quote the opposite of self-love: self-hate. This script plagues q***r people’s mental health everywhere”. Read Mission Magazine’s latest feature were Cory Wade focuses on the preservation of q***r folx’s mental health and positive dialogues within oneself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“We learn we quote the opposite of self-love: self-hate. This script plagues q***r people’s mental health everywhere”. Read Mission Magazine’s latest feature were Cory Wade focuses on the preservation of q***r folx’s mental health and positive dialogues within oneself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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https://missionmag.org/cory-wade-q***r-kids-pride/

“I was walking around LA Live with a couple of friends and this person came up to me, and she said, ‘I came out and real...
06/01/2021

“I was walking around LA Live with a couple of friends and this person came up to me, and she said, ‘I came out and realized my sexuality because of you.’”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To kick off Pride Month, we revisit our interview with Joshua Rush, the first actor to play a gay character on Disney, from Mission‘s LGBTQ issue.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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https://missionmag.org/joshua-rush-disney-andi-mack-lgtbq-interview/

“I was walking around LA Live with a couple of friends and this person came up to me, and she said, ‘I came out and realized my sexuality because of you.’”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To kick off Pride Month, we revisit our interview with Joshua Rush, the first actor to play a gay character on Disney, from Mission‘s LGBTQ issue.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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https://missionmag.org/joshua-rush-disney-andi-mack-lgtbq-interview/

05/30/2021

Fashion photographer Alex Cayley captured models dancing around the set, strewn in pastel chalk-like face paint and neutral clothing for our Human issue, out now!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Casting Director: @establishmentny Styling: @joanneblades Hair: @brentlawler Makeup: @therealistdotti ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Talent: @oykubastas @azuoma_ @aedan333⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@isabellaemmack @sadisitt @og.amran @calvinroyaliii @tiannastlo @vaughanelizabeth @zhengnes @savannahhuitema @avapealman⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Brands: @hoganmclaughlin @newbottega @falke

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