• thestudioArena

    Communication through Arts in the twenty-first century has a wider reach than ever before. Once a sign of exalted social standing, art has taken on a new persona that is continuously evolving, its perception shaped by a complexity of ever-changing dynamics.

    thestudioArena is a fashion magazine of Transculturation, Contemporary Art, and DIY Culture, that utilizes the latest communication technology to create and document fashion projects for an international audience. Interacting with a global community, thestudioArena uses fashion and contemporary art to encourage awareness of a cultural worldview, improve attitudes towards cultural differences, and develop cultural competence.

    studioArena is an online fashion media center dedicated to experimental interactive projects; including films, avant guard videos, and live performances.

Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear Color: Chalky:

Designers are taking the ethos to dress-wear with day frocks in vivid shades of white cotton. From belted shirt dresses to high-low hem dresses and a waist-tied men’s button-down inspired dresses. Its simplicity at its best.

Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Color: Tangerine:

Color: Tangerine: Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear pictured here: Tanya Taylor | Hervé Léger by Max Azria | Prabal Gurung | Nonoo | Mara Hoffman | Lisa Perry | Josie Natori | Creatures of the Wind Color Trends Spring 2015 Color Report, Womens: On view, a taste of the Pantone color report which features New York Fashion … Continue reading

Little Flower Soap Co. handmade body and beauty products from all natural ingredients Made with love in Detroit, Michigan

This past weekend I enjoyed the Maker Fair Detroit at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. I stopped by one of the vendor tables that caught my attention initially from its very simple and chic display. As i approached, the aroma drew me in: natural soaps in various fruity flavors, chocolate flavored lip balm, pink grapefruit … Continue reading

Luxury brands make a play for Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is a promising market for luxury goods as urbanisation‚ economic development and increased affluence among the expanding middle class drive growth across the sector. The region is experiencing the globe’s second-fastest economic growth‚ after Asia Pacific‚ and between 2008-2013 the luxury goods sector grew 35%‚ the Global Powers of Luxury Goods report by … Continue reading


by Eleni Snider  (Originally posted in Common Thread) Photos by Stephen Zeigler Street fashion aficionado and design extraordinaire, Tiffany Ruiz is the latest addition to Alternative’s Los Angeles Design Lab. Coming from a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to a design career, this California girl has what it takes to create super comfortable and … Continue reading

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk

  Carol’s Daughter defines this product as the “original curl definer.” Curly girls’ hair favorite for 13 years, Hair Milk The Original Curl Definer. This quenching, fast absorbing lotion defines, tames and restores luster to natural curls while conditioning. Made with essential oil of Lemongrass, Vitamin C, and Sweet Almond Oil for bouncy, soft, yet completely manageable … Continue reading

Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Products

What’s in It The ingredient list is long, but not full of harmful additives. What’s not in it is just as impressive as what’s actually in it. What you will get in this product line is: Certified Organic: Shea butter Coconut oil Mango seed butter Plus other good-for-your-hair ingredients like avocado oil, neem seed oil and vitamin … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.