Fashion / 16/11/2021 Mary Quant – Defining an Era and Inspiring the Future of Fashion

Mary Quant has had a huge impact on the fashion industry. There is a very good chance that some clothes you wear today can be traced back to the foundations she laid.  However, unless you are a fashion-geek, you may have never heard of her. You may ask who she is, or what did she...

Fashion / 16/11/2021 Funky Trousers and Groovy Garms – How 1970’s Fashion is Stayin’ Alive

If I walked around UEA’s campus right at this moment, I am almost certain that I will see someone donning flared trousers, platform boots, or some sort of groovy print. Why is it that Generation Z are reconceptualising looks from decades ago, bringing back the Disco Era in all of its glory? The answer is...

Climate Change, Fashion / 16/11/2021 Colorifix: The Next Leading Company Calling For Change

On the 24th of October 2021, Norwich Science Festival hosted the event ‘Hello Future Fashion’, a panel of those representing their companies calling for a change in the fashion industry. One of these panelists was Duncan Rowe, the CTO of Colorifix, whom I had the pleasure to interview about Colorifix’s revolutionary methods in biotechnology. Colorifix...

Fashion / 26/10/2021 Fashion Companies to Limit Overall Clothing Production

Are consumers buying too many clothes? We all know that buying from huge fast-fashion companies has a detrimental impact on the environment. The fast-fashion industry has experienced rapid growth in the last few years. This was heightened during the pandemic, due to the increased popularisation of online shopping which churns out hundreds of new designs...

Fashion / 26/10/2021 The Changing Nature of Halloween Costumes

The evenings get colder, the leaves turn brown, and the smell of Pumpkin Spiced lattes is in the air – autumn is officially here, meaning Halloween is right around the corner. With pubs and clubs reopening, 2021 offers an exciting opportunity to pick a costume or three to celebrate spooky season. However, with the huge...

Fashion / 26/10/2021 Highlights from 2021 Paris Fashion Week

This season’s Paris Fashion Week took place from 27th September until 5th October. It was another memorable nine days amidst a pandemic. The event first started in 1973 and typically takes place twice a year in the fashion capital of the world. Paris Fashion Week is one of the biggest and well-known fashion events of...

Fashion

Fashion

Fashion Companies to Limit Overall Clothing Production

Are consumers buying too many clothes? We all know that buying from huge fast-fashion companies has a detrimental impact on the environment. The fast-fashion industry has experienced rapid growth in the last few years. This was heightened during the pandemic, due to the increased popularisation of online shopping which churns out hundreds of new designs…

Fashion

The Changing Nature of Halloween Costumes

The evenings get colder, the leaves turn brown, and the smell of Pumpkin Spiced lattes is in the air – autumn is officially here, meaning Halloween is right around the corner. With pubs and clubs reopening, 2021 offers an exciting opportunity to pick a costume or three to celebrate spooky season. However, with the huge…

Fashion

Highlights from 2021 Paris Fashion Week

This season’s Paris Fashion Week took place from 27th September until 5th October. It was another memorable nine days amidst a pandemic. The event first started in 1973 and typically takes place twice a year in the fashion capital of the world. Paris Fashion Week is one of the biggest and well-known fashion events of…

Fashion, Venue

The Messages of the 2021 Met Gala

Following the Coronavirus pandemic, the Met Gala was rescheduled to the 13th of September this year, with vast anticipation surrounding the event. Seen as the main fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is regarded as the annual crescendo of fashion, art, and popular culture. According to Vogue, the event…

Fashion, Venue

The Return of London Fashion Week

September for the fashion world only means one thing: Fashion Weeks. Here in the UK, the London-based event saw 130 designers showcasing their spring and summer 2022 collections. Although the week is memorable for any fashion fan, this year’s shows were perhaps much more anticipated, with the models gracing the catwalks in person without restrictions….


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