“Many contemporary philosophers say that consumerism is the biggest ethical battle of our times,” says Sara Nickleson, associate curator at the Design Exchange in Toronto, as she walks through a sea of white mannequins just days before the opening of the design museum’s new exhibition Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics.

For Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, Matt Flynn, James Valentine, and Adam Levine, the debut of their 2002 breakthrough album, Songs About Jane, catapulted them to fame. Now, with the release of their album, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, the boys of Maroon 5 have reaffirmed their place in the spotlight.