Is men’s fashion devoid of creativity?

Fashion is often perceived as female territory, but men are also able to enjoy the thrill of a curated outfit. However, when thinking of men’s fashion, a limited number of things come to mind. The styles that men often feel comfortable wearing fall into a small number of categories which can cause difficulties for menswear…

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Met Gala 2020: what’s it all about?

The Met Gala is undoubtedly the most extravagant affair in the fashion calendar. The themed event enables the invitees to communicate a concept through a curated outfit whilst attending a rather clandestine dinner and exhibition. The theme for 2020 – About time: Fashion and Duration. Andrew Bolton, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute curator,…

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Trends started by black people

Inspiration for fashion trends come from a variety of sources and arguably one of the main sources is black culture. Over the years I have witnessed styles worn primarily by black people transformed into major fashion trends. Although aspects of this can be problematic, I have decided to discuss some big trends that originated from…

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Religion v faith

As a Christian, the distinction between religion and faith is of great importance to how I view my relationship with God. Religion is based on rules and behaving in a certain way so as to receive mercy from God. Religion involves guilt and the thought that we are unworthy to come before God. By contrast,…

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What does it mean to be black?

Being black is an interesting and complex phenomenon. What’s strange is that we not only have to fight oppression and stereotyping from other races, but also within our race. The clichéd idea of what is means to be black presented in the media has permeated the black community so much so that we segregate people…

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Why is Black History Month so important?

It is common knowledge that the history curriculum is deliberately whitewashed and Eurocentric. The eras and figures highlighted are European and the discourse is always pro-European. Unless you study history to a higher level and elect to study the history of other nations, it is very unlikely that you will have this experience. Even then…

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Not just fashion

It may seem odd to suggest that a fashion show is not just about fashion, but this is the most appropriate view. Whilst the clothes are the main attraction, there are other aspects of the show that contribute to our perception of the collection. Set The production of the atmosphere is of utmost importance. The…

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Blast from the past – fashion edition

Trends are constantly being recycled as brands and individuals gain inspiration from the past. This year has seen some very interesting aspects of the past being reimagined into the modern day. Below are the few that I have noticed. Anyone who watched Friends knows that Rachel Green was the most stylish of the six. Watching…

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‘Finding yourself’

Our generation appears to be obsessed with ‘finding’ ourselves. Whilst the premise of this notion is noble, it has perhaps lost its meaning as its use has widened. Finding yourself implies that you are currently lost and clueless about who you are. Yet for most of us this is not the case. We tend to…

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A deeper look at Vogue covers

Zendaya posted her Garage magazine cover and I was fascinated. I loved the creativity and the execution; it was beautifully done. I saw the British Vogue October cover on the same day, and it is safe to say that my reaction was very different. Then I thought to myself – when was the last time…

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