Policing the runway

It’s unusual for fashion and politics to collide, so when they did in France last Friday, shockwaves were sent through the fashion industry. The culprit? A Bill passed in the lower house of the French parliament banning modelling agencies from hiring models that are “too skinny”. The new law is comprehensive and has three main […]

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Raising the profile of ethical fashion

Environmental concerns are at the forefront of our public consciousness and the fashion industry is no exception. Consumers have become increasingly conscious of what goes into the manufacturing of their products, from water consumption to chemical pollution to deforestation – and they have made sure that retailers take note of such issues. On the back […]

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LouLou’s return to Oxford Town Hall

Loulou’s Vintage Fair was back in town on Saturday the 31st… Vintage fairs are truly experiences in themselves. The relaxed bazaar-style atmosphere, the eclectic assortment of decades and styles, the ‘most ridiculous item for sale’ treasure hunt with your friends — everything about them is so more fun and sociable than your average retail therapy. […]

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Styling suede

Many of us can only associate suede with the hideous cow-girl boots we begged our mums to buy us at age nine and have regretted ever since. In 2015, suede is set to make a comeback — so let’s be sure to do it right this time.   Runways all over the world have introduced […]

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Ode to try hards

I have a few cigarette cases. Cigarette cases are, let’s face it, pretty fucking cool. When I whip mine out, we both know that I’m pretending not to know that they’re cool. The facts behind my cigarette case are this: I have taken my straights out of an ugly Camel blue pack and transferred them […]

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Talking cashmere with designer Demy Lee

New York-based designer Demy Lee wanted to design what she most appreciated in her own closet, something she reached for just about every day: sweaters. After immigrating from Korea to the U.S. as a high school student with close to zero knowledge of the English language, she graduated with awards from Parsons School of Design […]

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Styling the slip beyond the bedroom

The line between daywear and nightwear is, as of late, rather ambiguous. Printed rompers, silky kimonos, pyjama-inspired matching sets–these styles, worn on the street by even the most put-together sartorialists, were once exclusive to the privacy of one’s bedroom. Of course the most classic example is the slip dress: simple and strappy, constructed of some […]

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