The Obama Model

Mark Simpson on fashion's new love-affair with black males (Arena Hommes Plus, Spring 2009) Shortly after Obama's election last year, Israeli-American designer Elie Tahari made a prediction: ‘I think the fashion industry will have a ball with him.' So far, this is one fashion prediction … Continue reading

Star Trek Boldy Goes Into the Obama Era

by Mark Simpson (The London Times, April 16, 2009) It died a death during the Bush years in 2005, but it's back. I'm talking of course, about the American Dream. Rebooted. In kinky boots. The first teasing trailer for the new Star Trek movie in January last year showed glimpses of a shiny new … Continue reading