OxStu Fashion goes to Oxford Fashion Week: The Couture Show

Corsets, capes, and a copious helping of sequins: the Couture Show at Oxford Fashion week was a window into an enchanted world of glamour. Rosie Red Corsetry and Couture immediately transported the audience into a fairy tale with translucent fabrics embellished with dainty flowers, and corsets to create classically fairy-esque shapes; Patrick Casey followed suit […]

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OxStu Fashion goes to Oxford Fashion Week: The Lingerie Show

Jonathan Harris’ incredible gold metal corsets absolutely stole the show, (apart from perhaps the fine ass and free popcorn). Verging on futuristic (think Princess Leia meets Dolce & Gabbana SS07,) the corsets are handmade from recycled copper tanks. As the first act, it was a tough one to follow and we can’t help but think […]

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Emoji fashion: thumbs up or down?

To my greatest horror, the Guardian termed a recent trend in fashion ‘lol-core.’ This is essentially the sartorial embodiment of the ‘random lol-cat’ (a term I believe my siblings and I coined on one of those rare family holidays in which a shared contempt of others actually managed to bring us together.) The ‘random lol-cat’ […]

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Ink hits the catwalk

I’ve flicked through many-a-page of Elle and yet my first sighting of Rosie Huntington-Whitley’s tattoo in an editorial shot of the magazine took me aback ever so slightly. As an avid reader of ELLE and Vogue (and co) since the tender age of nine, this was the first time, at 15, that I had seen […]

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4 Jewellery trends

Like all else in fashion, jewellery trends shift quickly. As an “accessory,” jewellery is, by definition, inessential. It’s easy to get by and look classy in a pair of studs and a leather watch. For those of us who aren’t disposed to frequent accessory purchases, Spring 2015 looks promising. Save your funds and play around […]

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Interview: Pari Ehsan

Fashion meets art in the work of Pari Ehsan, who coordinates whimsical high fashion ensembles with works of art and architecture and captures these pairings in striking photographs on her blog and Instagram @paridust. Her process is simple: based in New York, she makes a routine of visiting galleries every Saturday to explore new exhibitions […]

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Guy Bourdin: Photographing the Female Form

I’d never seen fashion photographs displayed in any context other than the glossy pages of ridiculously expensive magazines; so naturally, when I saw an advertisement for the retrospective of Guy Bourdin’s work now exhibiting at London’s Somerset House, I thought I’d go.   Known for his provocative fashion images, Bourdin was a French fashion photographer […]

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