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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I’m a Blackstar: the fashion of Bowie’s farewell

It speaks to the particular genius of David Bowie that he approached his death as, first and foremost, an artistic opportunity. The man who created, adopted, and eventually outgrown Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke – icons that have spoken to generations of music lovers and fashion followers alike – found himself […]

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Wearing your heart on your sleeve

In an industry notorious for its ignorance towards several different ethical problems, Katharine Hamnett’s name stands loudly and proudly apart from that of the typical designer, whose main concern is selling vast swathes of garments. Beginning in the early 1980s, Hamnett’s somewhat unorthodox approach to political activism skyrocketed her to fame; as the creator of […]

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