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Articles of Interest

Avery Trufelman

Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

2022 Perisphere Productions

Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

2022 Perisphere Productions
24hr 34min
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The theme for "Articles of Interest"
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It all starts in the kids’ department.
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To explore how plaid proliferated, we’ve got to go to Scotland.
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Who can walk through the world comfortably and securely?
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An authentic aloha shirt has an interesting story to tell.
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You can learn a lot from observing an old pair of blue jeans.
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Groups of people who historically haven’t had a voice have expressed themselves on their bodies, through their style, their hair, their tattoos, their piercings and what they wear.
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In the wake of World War II, the government of France commissioned its most prominent designers to create a collection of miniature fashion dolls
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Brands hold immense sway over both consumers and the American legal system. Few know this as well as Dapper Dan.
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Perfume can be a key to a whole olfactory world
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Formal menswear can be traced back to American Revolution, classical statuary, and one particular bloke bopping around downtown London way back in the 1770s.
Thumbnail for "11. Diamonds".
Diamonds represent value, in all its multiple meanings: values, as in ethics, and value as in actual price. But what are these rocks actually worth?
Thumbnail for "12. Wedding Dresses".
The symbolism and weight of the white wedding dress
Thumbnail for "American Ivy: Prologue ".
Articles of Interest Season 3 is coming. It's entirely devoted to one topic
Thumbnail for "American Ivy: Chapter 1".
"The only real trend is trendiness itself"
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This is where Ivy started
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Ivy starts to spread
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Enter Ralph
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The rise of The Preppy
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Ivy grows on the street
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The finale
Thumbnail for "The Clueless Closet".
Why can't we get dressed like Cher does?
Thumbnail for "On Pointe".
The conundrum of the ballet shoe
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How do we know how our clothes are made?
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What a fake body can tell us about real clothes
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Some good style advice
Thumbnail for "Prison Uniforms (with Ear Hustle)".
What's worn in an absence of choice
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A determined quest to save sartorial history
Thumbnail for "Fashion Without Capitalism".
How a designer worked behind the iron curtain
Thumbnail for "Paper and Rubber".
What is clothing without cloth?
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A pattern of migration
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Hail the wale
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Why they get the cold shoulder
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More more more!
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Should we grow our own sweaters?
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A walk in someone else's footsteps
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To live, to dye
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Why we wear clothes, and why we're so afraid to take them off
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A matter of faith
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When did celebrities stop dressing themselves?
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Men of the Cloth

American Ivy: Chapter 3

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November 9, 202243min 32sec

The look of the elite somehow becomes the look for everyone. And as more and more people are taking on Ivy, it only becomes cooler and cooler. Which goes against everything I thought I knew about trends.

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Articles of Interest is made by Avery Trufelman

Edited by Kelly Prime

Mixed and Mastered by Ian Coss

Album art by Helen Shewolfe Tseng and photography by Matty Lynn Barnes

Theme songs are by Sasami, with additional music from Rhae Royal

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