Sunday saw the launch of Oxford’s very own fashion publication Industry. It is a brand new branch of the Oxford Fashion Society edited by Kathryn Gilbert, Elizabeth Culliford, Grace Buck and Lavender Au, with photography from the talented Dan fox. Its first publication is a mammoth production featuring 76 pages covering all aspects of the fashion world from cosmetics to haute couture.
The fashion shoots vary from functional high street ready-to-wear, to ethereal haute couture, catering for all styles and all situations. Not to mention the multitude of opinion and comment pieces looking at issues ranging from how to save the materially obsolete businessman from their shoddy attempts at the suit to articles which aim to break down taboos of the fashion industry.
It isn’t merely fashion that is featured in this magazine, but also insider information on accessories and cosmetics, with a run down on the latest and most sought after items. However, as the name of the magazine would suggest, this publication aims to look at the industry of fashion in its entirety, rather than merely clothing. With interviews from industry leaders such as the editor of Metro and the head booker of Models1 modelling agency in London, the multitude of insider information is clear to see.
With no funding or sponsorship, it is no mean feat creating a fashion magazine from scratch, and looking at the quality of the first issue, it may very well be seen in print in the near future.
You can have a look at the finished publication online at: http://issuu.com/industryofs/docs/issue1
Applications are now open for Hilary Term 2013. Visit the Oxford Fashion Society website to download an application form. The deadline for applications is this Wednesday at noon.