Flip through almost any mainstream fashion magazine in circulation today and you will quickly notice that – with the occasional exception – most models are thin, tall and white.
This narrow definition of beauty initially sprung us into action, and as we developed a vision for Coulture Magazine we began to build on the idea that fashion can and should be accessible to everyone. As stated in our mission statement, we take models of every shape, size and race. We strive to cover fashion from around the world, moving away from a purely Western worldview.
Even more, Coulture Magazine features the stories of “ordinary” people who are doing amazing things.
The readable and captivating content, combined with a distinctly modern, sleek and clean look, makes Coulture appealing in every respect.
The tides may be shifting toward greater diversity in the fashion industry, but they are shifting very slowly. Coulture Magazine is different because it is already ahead of the curve.
Coulture Magazine is a fashion and lifestyle magazine that challenges beauty standards by encouraging readers to accentuate their best features rather than conform with unrealistic societal expectations. We deliver this message through the lens of UNC-Chapel Hill students by way of relatable content and superior design. We take a three-prong approach to empowering our readers:
Coulture takes a global, open-minded approach to fashion and lifestyle. We feature models of different races and sizes, delve into cultures around the world and confront current societal issues.
Coulture makes high fashion accessible to anyone. We enable readers to embrace the power of style by playing up their positive attributes instead of imitating unrealistic beauty standards.
Coulture is dedicated to down-to-earth people who are speaking up, standing out, making waves, traveling the world and educating themselves – all in style.