Natalie Bennett is stepping up her game

The Green Party is having something of a ‘moment’. Bizarrely, the proposal for leadership debates which excluded the Greens seems to have given them an opportunity to garner more media attention. Natalie Bennet, the party’s leader since 2012, smiles when I mention their poster campaign in response to the debacle, which featured her and Caroline […]

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Exclusive: Gridiron dining club upholds all-male policy

A 130-year-old Oxford University dining society voted against the inclusion of women last week.   The all-male Gridiron Club, commonly known as ‘The Grid’, counts Prime Minister David Cameron among its former Presidents, and has faced numerous accusations of elitism during its long history. The club considered a motion to break its decades-old tradition of refusing to […]

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Profile: Elf Lyons

Elf Lyons is, by her own confession, incredibly competitive.   “In everything: Ping-Pong, arm-wrestling, rapping.” We meet at an appropriate time for this determined streak to come through, as she is about to make a speech in a comedy debate at The Oxford Union, and is determined to win.   “The being funny thing is totally fine. I’m not very good at arguing though, […]

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The quadrivium collection : interview with the rising British designer Sang Yoon

Sang Yoon is a Korean-born, British-bred designer, freshly graduated from Central Saint Martins. His latest collection is beautifully impressive, featuring a particular attention to detail, with recurring cylindrical arm guards contrasting with dramatic and billowing skirts, all creating a both geometric and futuristic feel. Already noticed by The Business of Fashion as one of fashion’s […]

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Off the menu: fashion’s love-hate relationship with food

  There’s a moment in The September Issue (a feature-length documentary following the production of US Vogue’s September edition) that always makes me an odd mixture of happy and concerned. Whilst shooting couture against the backdrop of Versailles, one member of the team arrives on set with a box of luxury strawberry tarts; huge, colourful, […]

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