Fashion / 13/10/2020 Levi’s 501s: A love letter

Dear 501s, You are my perfect jeans. Years of my life have been spent in Topshop changing rooms longing for my legs to be thinner, so I could finally fit into a pair of Joni jeans. The year was 2013, every cool girl had them and I simply could not get them to fit. This...

Fashion / 13/10/2020 Can consumerism ever be a guilt-free experience?

For some, lockdown meant less shopping, but for others, it only added fuel to the ‘shopping obsession’ fire. With hours on end with nothing to do, it was easy to have ‘a quick look at comfy at home clothes’ which turned into hours of online shopping, lots of money spent, and lots and lots of...

Fashion / 13/10/2020 The commercialisation of queer identity

Marc Jacobs recently launched the collection “Heaven”, a self-professed “ode to otherness” which is a representation and celebration of polysexuality through fashion. Polysexuality meaning encompassing many different kinds of sexuality.  Speaking of the collection in question, Marc Jacobs states: “Heaven draws upon the origins of the Marc Jacobs impulse: subversion, teenage daydreams, alienation nation, queer...

Fashion / 13/10/2020 Learning to heal: tattoos and me

I have always found it hard to describe my relationship to my tattoos. For a long time, though they were carved into me, embedded deeply in my skin to adorn my body for evermore, I struggled to articulate how it felt on a personal level to be decorated by ink in this way. I felt...

Fashion, Venue / 08/10/2020 Renegade fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies aged 81

Kenzo Takada, the visionary behind namesake fashion house Kenzo, has died aged 81, after a battle with coronavirus.  Having launched Kenzo in 1970, Takada soon began making waves in the Paris fashion scene. A graduate of Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College, where notably, he was one of the institution’s first male students, Takada moved to France...

Fashion, Venue / 03/10/2020 H&M teams up with cult brand The Vampire’s Wife

I have lost count of the hours I have spent feverishly searching the internet for the source of dresses I have seen being worn on television or on social media, only to track them down and find they are made by The Vampire’s Wife and come with a £600 price tag. The brand, presided over...

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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…

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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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The power of the slogan-tee

The way we present ourselves to society has always been a powerful tool of self-expression. Today, the slogan tee is both a fashion trend and a political statement. The first political t-shirt emerged in the 70s when Vivienne Westwood established the now legendary “SEX” boutique in London. The collection in question featured depictions of homoeroticism…


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