With Leomie Anderson, the activist, entrepreneur and Victoria’s Secret Model

Leomie Anderson was the speaker at the launch for The Oxford Guild’s Infinity Speakers Series, which took place on Tuesday of Week 3. The ‘Infinity Speakers Series’, as part of a wider drive to promote diversity and inclusion amongst students and society in general, aims to specifically target women and ethnic minorities, by providing them […]

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The culture of tourism – the importance of sightseeing and how to be a stylish tourist

When in Rome… do you dress like the Romans used to? Of course not, but just like the ancient Romans are easily recognisable through togas, the culture of tourism has led to a homogeneous style that is all too familiar and easy to spot in our historic streets. Having had the opportunity to visit Rome […]

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Sharks and Rottweilers: fashion as a predator?

Fashion is a sphere where the weird and unusual is gradually normalised, where trends which are first encountered with a skewed face and a bewildered ‘huh?’ gradually trickle down into the mass-market. In menswear during the past year, this process of trickle down has begun to integrate the appearance of predatory imagery in clothing. Snakes […]

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Blue suit, brown shoes – a timeless combination or a mistake?

The combination of a crisp blue suit with polished leather brown shoes strikes most people as the epitome of class. When you look deeper, however, the professional world seems to disapprove. In September 2016, a report by the Social Mobility Commission showed that some candidates were not successful at interview because they wore brown shoes. […]

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OxCon 2017 costumes: just simple dress-up or the echoes of Haute Couture?

The Haute Couture Spring 2017 fashion show in Paris debuted the collections of high-end fashion brands such as Valentino, Givenchy, Dior and Chanel; OxCon 2017, the Oxford Comic-Con, took place last weekend showcasing many fantasy-inspired costumes. When I say ‘costumes’, of course I mean those which are often anime- or sci-fi-inspired such as dressing up […]

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Alexandra Shulman: unravelling the woman and world behind a quarter century of Vogue

After 25 years as editor-in-chief of Vogue, Alexandra Shulman has left. Flicking through the glossy pages, it’s impossible to imagine a single person refining the mass of creativity which comprises the fashion world to something found in every local cornershop. But amazingly, now we can get a glimpse of life as editor-in-chief: in her final […]

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In conversation with Alexandra Shulman: 25 years as Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief

Yesterday, Vogue announced who its next editor will be after Alexandra Shulman’s departure this summer. As such, now seems a better time than ever to commemorate the talent and passion Shulman brought to British Vogue over the years. Alexandra Shulman is not what one might expect of Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief – thank goodness. One might expect to […]

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The Frontline of Identity Politics: Vanessa Friedman talks Fashion

Our understanding of fashion resides in metaphors, is anchored in abstractions. Fashion is an art, fashion is a language. But when fashion embodies so many different worldviews, when it is used constantly and tactfully on public and private platforms, when it becomes a stratagem of business, ethics, politics, identity—you can lose sight of it. Because […]

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Ritual, Identity, and Cos: Discussing Clothes with Rev. Dr Melanie Marshall

The Lincoln College Chaplain, Rev. Dr Melanie Marshall, is—in a word—effulgent. When I curl up to her rooms on a chilly Sunday afternoon, I unhesitatingly self-congratulate that this interview is the “best idea I’ve ever had.” And as Mel appears, my previously sceptical photographer immediately understands. Effulgent, remember? Mel grew up on the north coast […]

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OxHub Spotlight: Looking good without feeling bad at the Formalwear Swap Shop

Tuesday of 4th week saw nearly 100 people show their support for the Oxford Hub by indulging their love for Oxford’s exclusive events. The Formalwear swap shop covered the hub in the intense colours of over 80 items of ball wear and raised over £270 in a great exhibition of ethical social engagement. The pop […]

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OxStu talks to the brains behind Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair

This past Saturday, the Oxford Town Hall was the most recent venue for Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair. This award-winning vintage fair travels throughout the United Kingdom, delivering a wealth of vintage fashion wherever they come. OxStu was fortunate enough to talk to the organisation of this fantastic fair. What was the inspiration behind starting the […]

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Alexandra Shulman leaves British Vogue

On January 24, Alexandra Shulman, the longest-serving editor of British Vogue, announced that she would be stepping down, a shock to the system after her quarter of a century at the publication. Appointed on January 23, 1992—twenty five years and one day prior to her departure—Shulman seems to have an almost Shakespearean knack for precociously […]

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Pussyhat Grabs Back: Understanding the Fashion of the Women’s March on London

On Saturday, 100,000 people took to Grosvenor Square, London—the location of the American embassy—to protest the inauguration of Donald J. Trump (or, “Le Twat Orange” according to some protesters’ signs). It was one of hundreds of marches around the world to demonstrate solidarity between various marginalized and minority groups who have been targeted by the […]

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