Category: Features

A Catch Up: The Level Interviews Tarik Jeans

Tarik has come a long way since their beginning, and has made waves across the local fashion industry as the go to brand for jeans with a taste for the streets. We managed to catch up with Jiman, one of the heads of Tarik to talk about how much the brand has grown, its landmark achievements, and how Tarik got its name. Tell us a little about your company’s brand story. How did the initial idea come up, what makes it uniquely Malaysian, and what powers your team? Tarik Jeans is a homegrown streetwear premium denim brand that embraces...

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H&M Gets Hit By Racism Controversy, But Is It Really?

H&M has stirred the pot with a few controversies before this, but none could hold a candle to the magnitude of this current one. Twitter users fumed in anger as they found out that H&M published a photo of an African American kid wearing a hoodie that spells out “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.” Some have dug even deeper and claimed that the brand has used a white child for a sweater that says, “Survival Expert.” The controversy can all be traced back to the implied meaning of the word ‘monkey,’ used often in a racially prejudiced manner to...

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KANOE: A Front For Environmentally Sustainable Fashion

I’ll start off straight. I didn’t actually know what KANOE was until a friend of told me to check it out, as it could be aligned with my interests. Curious, I did a bit of digging, and to my pleasant surprise I found a vibrant clothing line at a relatively affordable price. I immediately decided to call her and fix a slot for an interview. Noelle’s a really bubbly person, and once we had settled down in her home/studio after navigating the maze that was her apartment complex, she offered us drinks and snacks whilst cleaning up the place...

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Don’t Let the Ringgit Shrink, Downsize Yourself Instead!

The big life is a small step away. Let no one tell you any different – times are hard. The ringgit doesn’t go quite as far as it once did, and even nasi lemak is going up in price these days. Let’s not even get started on portion sizes – we Malaysians love our food, and we love lots of it, and the current status quo just will not do. What about shopping these days? RM100 barely gets you anything nice in Mid Valley Megamall, let alone the glittering walkways of Pavillion – and it’s hard enough to keep...

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Logan Paul’s Aokigahara Controversy – A Fact Sheet

If you, like me, were confused about Logan Paul trending on social media – have no fear. Here’s a quick fact sheet on why the YouTube star made headlines. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. WHO Logan Alexander Paul, 22. The Ohio-based vlogger and voice actor, originally a Vine star. He has since moved towards acting and creating his own brand, Maverick. With 15 million subscribers, Logan’s fanbase is mostly comprised of children under the age of 15. For more information, check out his Wikipedia page. WHAT On December 31st, 2017 – Paul filmed himself and three other friends reacting...

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