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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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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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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Sustainability: which brands are at the forefront?

The issue of climate change is one that appears to be intensifying which means we really need to do something about it. Using renewable and recyclable products is always at the forefront of ways to tackle climate change, but the conversation rarely includes the clothes we wear. Fashion is the second dirtiest industry in the…

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Africa is happening

When reading Edward Enninful’s editors’ letter for the July 2019 issue of British Vogue, I was instantly inspired. ‘Africa is happening’ he writes, as he describes how luxury and creativity is sweeping the continent. A continent often characterised by its shortcomings is now being seen in a new light as creativity is increasingly being expressed.…

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The Jacquemus SS 2020 show was spring and summer personified

Lavender field, pastel colours and a gentle breeze; what more could you want from a spring/summer collection? This celebration of Jacquemus’ 10-year anniversary involved his first merging of mens and womenswear in a stand out show. The set was an excellent choice. The spirited lavender accompanied the designs to a T and also provided a…

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Modelling through time

You’re so pretty you should model.’ ‘You’re tall have you ever considered modelling.’ I mean no-one has ever said this to me, but it is a common misconception that these are the only characteristics required to be a model. The first modelling agency was Ford models which was founded in 1946, this opened many doors…

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A new face in high fashion

As I visit the Vogue website to scan the pieces of Rihanna’s collection, I ask myself, what can’t this woman do? After shaking the tables of the beauty industry with Fenty Beauty, she is now coming for high fashion with her self-named brand, Fenty. Her basket of achievements continues to fill as she becomes the…

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What does it mean to be a cover girl?

Despite the digital age and the renunciation of all things print, it is still a great honour and a career milestone to be on the cover of a magazine. Amid the fear of the death of print, circulation of the major fashion magazines remain in the millions meaning their reach is extremely wide. The first…

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