Fashion / 22/09/2020 Thin privilege: the blurred lines of style and skinniness

If you’ve been active on social media recently, you’ve probably seen that strawberry dress popping up again and again. The $490 midi dress by fashion designer Lirika Matoshi has become an internet sensation, particularly on TikTok, and people are desperate to get their hands on it. Before the garment gained such notoriety, it was being...

Fashion / 22/09/2020 The gentrification of Depop

We are entering Oxfam’s “Second Hand September”, and with it, an increased focus on sustainability and the ethics of clothing retailers. As the resale app ‘Depop’ has grown in popularity, a conversation has erupted surrounding the gentrification of thrift stores. A problem many sustainable fashion advocates have with Depop is the increased number of accounts...

Fashion / 22/09/2020 Fashion on film: the whimsy of Wes Anderson

“There are still faint glimmers of civilisation left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.” So says M Gustav in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Released in 2014, the film is famous for its chipper, absurdist dialogue. Characters in a world on the edge of a devastating war frolic about in...

Fashion / 22/09/2020 Mannequins, models and diversifying fashion’s ideal body

When you hear the word model, what are the first words that come to mind? Skinny? Tall? Attractive? Such associations have, over time, left a damaging effect on hundreds of thousands of people, including models themselves who are left with ludicrous standards that have to be met. Mannequins that showcase the clothes we buy measure...

Fashion, Venue / 04/08/2020 The problem with Shein

Fashion retailer Shein has shot up in popularity over the last few years; I myself have shopped with them many times before and have always loved the affordability, cute prints and good quality items. But I and many others will not shop with them again until they take a hard look at their approach to...

Fashion, Venue / 04/08/2020 The racial bias of the ‘influencer’ world

The daily routine of almost every young person in the developed world revolves, in one way or another, around social media. Social media has a gigantic influence over billions of lives, making the profession of the “influencer” a much-coveted role. In recent weeks, social media has become a vehicle for the advocacy for racial equality,...

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Thin privilege: the blurred lines of style and skinniness

If you’ve been active on social media recently, you’ve probably seen that strawberry dress popping up again and again. The $490 midi dress by fashion designer Lirika Matoshi has become an internet sensation, particularly on TikTok, and people are desperate to get their hands on it. Before the garment gained such notoriety, it was being…

Fashion

The gentrification of Depop

We are entering Oxfam’s “Second Hand September”, and with it, an increased focus on sustainability and the ethics of clothing retailers. As the resale app ‘Depop’ has grown in popularity, a conversation has erupted surrounding the gentrification of thrift stores. A problem many sustainable fashion advocates have with Depop is the increased number of accounts…

Fashion, Venue

The problem with Shein

Fashion retailer Shein has shot up in popularity over the last few years; I myself have shopped with them many times before and have always loved the affordability, cute prints and good quality items. But I and many others will not shop with them again until they take a hard look at their approach to…

Fashion, Venue

The racial bias of the ‘influencer’ world

The daily routine of almost every young person in the developed world revolves, in one way or another, around social media. Social media has a gigantic influence over billions of lives, making the profession of the “influencer” a much-coveted role. In recent weeks, social media has become a vehicle for the advocacy for racial equality,…


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