FABIOLA is a 17 y/o queer immigrant bby and college student living in the east coast. she writes a lot and sleeps very little. Her fave topics of discussion include class and race in feminism, fashion theory, and human interaction. she also edits and curates her own zine, the coalition zine. blog: immigrantgirls.tumblr.com
Laurence Philomene is a Montreal-based freelance photographer. She started taking pictures and posting them online when she was 14 and hasn’t stopped since, developing her own dreamy, pastel-hued aesthetic. Nowadays, you can find her at home playing with dolls, taking care of her birds, napping and taking pictures that explore themes of gender identity, femininity,…
Adriana M. Padilla is a 22-year-old writer and stylist currently based in the island of Puerto Rico. Her work has been in VICE’s The Creators Project, Fatcap and Grape Magazine. She has an intense magnetism towards feminist art theory, drunken noodles, Italian horror films and 90s underground music. When she isn’t aspiring to become…
pwett \ [pwrett] \ adj pwett∙est: pwett∙er pwett is used to describe something bad or unpleasant. 1: BAD, DAMP, NASTY, UNATTRACTIVE, UNPLEASANT, SECOND-RATE, UNSATIFACTORY, SHODDY, UNFAVOURABLE. Did you see that dress online? It was completely pwett. That is so pwett! Illustrations by Emma Farrant
Polyester ❤’s Robyn Nichol
The 19 year-old feminist fine artist, Robyn Nichol from West Yorkshire caught our attention with her beautiful and raw artwork all on display on her Dropr website. As an artist, Robyn strives to use different mediums from sewing and embellishment to painting and photography, with each piece projecting a relatable message. Robyn says her drive…
The Cultural Black Hole of High Fashion
Charles Caleb Colton is responsible for the overused phrase: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Gee, thanks, Colton. That may be the case. But sometimes it’s just blatantly copying. Fashion. Week. Twice a year the microcosm of the fashion world is in a frenzy. Designers trying to impress insiders, fans and the general public…
Gyrl Gaze- Zarina Muhammad
It’s no secret that the internet is no longer a secret realm set apart from our day to day life. We’re using the net to create spaces for ourselves and invade spaces that have deemed us unworthy. This fortnightly column will serve as a platform where I get to introduce rad girls of colour who…
Words we wish were in the Oxford English Dictionary, but for now the Polyester Dicktionary will have to do. scovenge\ [scho-venge] \ verb scoveng∙ing: scoveng∙ed scovenge is a confident walk some does when they’re feeling sassy that day. Did you see Chloe scovenging today? Look at him scovenge down the street. Illustrations by Emma Farrant
Selfies: Strike a Pose and Ditch the Patriarchy
Everybody nowadays seems to have their own opinion regarding selfies; from being a narcissistic damaging action to women’s empowerment, to a harmless trend and part of the cyber antics that have come to represent our generation in popular culture.
The Cat That Got The Cream – Polyester Loves Clio Peppiatt
Since her graduate collection in 2013, Clio Peppiatt has been the new designer to watch.