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The History And Future Of Fashion

“History always repeats itself”, a common trope and a popular one. Most people use it to moan about politics or ponder it when a friend forgives a cheating boyfriend. But not many realise its force in the fashion industry, a place where it has never been more suited. We all know that politics repeats itself. […]Read More

Rana Plaza: Has The Fashion Industry Changed?

Three years ago, the Rana Plaza building was struck by tragedy. The eight-storey complex in Savar Upazila of Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed on the morning of 24 April 2013, killing over 1,00 people and injuring a further 2,500. Rana Plaza housed garment factories (including high street favourites Primark and Mango), several shops and a bank. The […]Read More

Style in Film: Audrey Hepburn // Sabrina

Audrey Hepburn – a young girl who did ballet to raise funds towards Nazi resistance and a woman who spent her post-film career as a charity ambassador – is usually simply remembered for her pretty face. The Austrian/English beauty was voted by People’s Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful women in the world; […]Read More

Style in Film: Mark Renton

The ’90s were an interesting time for both film and fashion. There was a lot of denim, a lot of plaid and in 1996 we also had the release of Trainspotting, the brilliant adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s book that follows a group of young heroin addicts in Edinburgh. At the centre of the film is our antihero […]Read More

Eyeliner Today: Which are the best?

Eyeko: Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner Alexa Chung is the new queen of eyeliner. If it weren’t for her, I’d never have attempted to mimic those effortlessly defined cat eyes and I’d still be sporting grungy under-eye smudges that looked alright for about an hour before I started to resemble a zombie. So when I heard […]Read More

A Brief History of Eyeliner

Beside my laptop are three resources relating to an art form I know relatively little about – I mean, I just scraped a B grade in GCSE Textiles – but am consistently enthralled by: the August issue of Vogue, It by Alexa Chung and 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman. I’d feel like a […]Read More

Haute Hippy – This Season’s 70s Style.

There is change in the air. Last season’s sleeves suddenly got longer, flares were matched with jumpers of a new length, and we saw shearling boots, pompoms and whimsical florals grace the catwalks. They say fashion goes in cycles, and looking at the spring/summer catwalks this year, it seems safe to say that designers have […]Read More

Glastonbury – No longer all about the music?

Forget the music, Glastonbury is following in the footsteps of American festival, Coachella, by turning into a three-day mud infested fashion show. By no means the largest catwalk ever – Glastonbury is 8.5 miles in perimeter- the fields are awash with numerous high-profile celebrities, posing in their designer clothes. Snaps are uploaded onto the Mail […]Read More

Conforming to Non-Conformity: The Decline and Fall of the Hipster

It is a simple fact – internationally acknowledged – that trends work in circles. Something which gains popularity until it becomes considered as “cool” will inevitably become so cool that it will regress into becoming “un-cool”. The explanation is simple: people who reach beyond the norm and embrace things which are considered unpopular tend to […]Read More

Style in Film: Mia Wallace

Pulp Fiction is not only an iconic film – it is also the face of iconic fashion. In the throes of the post-modernist phenomenon, its central femme Mia is symbolic of the concepts of mystery and the unknown. Played by Uma Thurman, Mia Wallace has been an inspiration to the style and image of many young […]Read More

Fall Fashion Forecasting: the 1970s

While trends from the past decades have been making appearances in more recent lines, one of the major themes this fall is the rebirth of the 1970s. I’m not suggesting you dig out your mother’s old bellbottom jeans (in fact, please don’t), but it could be beneficial to source her old pictures from the 70s […]Read More

The Power Of The Miniskirt

When I think of the breakthrough of the miniskirt in the 1960s, the first image that springs to my mind is that of the final scene in the musical, Hairspray. Tracy Turnblad emerges wearing a monochrome mini dress and almost stuns the other female characters into tripping over the voluminous layers of petticoats under their 1950s […]Read More

Cobain Suicide Shirt: Profiting from Death

Shocking fashion statements are nothing new, but in the past few years attempts to connect with the new generation of ‘edgy’ teenagers has pushed its limit. One of the more recent, disturbing statements comes in the form of recent news that late front man Kurt Cobain’s suicide letter is being printed on shirts and being sold […]Read More