Meghan’s farewell wardrobe

A few months ago, Meghan Markle and her husband Harry announced that they would be stepping back from their royal duties. This caused a lot of controversy among the British public, with many people acting as if they would be personally affected. Nevertheless, on Monday, they performed their final engagement as working members of the…

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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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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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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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