Powersuits and Politics

In the United States the race for the 2016 Presidential election is heating up. Both parties, the Democratic and Republican, have begun to host monthly debates between their top-polling candidates and the candidates themselves are traveling the country in an effort to garner support before each party makes their selection of their endorsed candidate for […]

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Painted Devils: the art of makeup

There appears to be a widely acknowledged duality to the nature of public opinion on make-up. Mass opinion seems unable to discern whether there is a difference between make-up as artistry, as often used on the runway, and make-up to conceal or alter features perceived as undesirable. The issue is littered with references to the […]

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Review of vintage shops in Oxford

Vintage shops can be confusing; piles of clothes shoved in between random home ware ornaments and handbags, misleading sizes (if any sizes at all), and that weird smell that lingers on the clothes. All of this and more the fashion team encountered on our tour of a few of Oxford’s vintage shops to bring you […]

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See you later Alligator

This September brought with it a potential end of a fashion era as Jane Birkin requested that Hermès remove her name from their crocodile skin Birkin bag, as footage emerged showing the horrific conditions that the crocodiles used for making many of the luxury brand’s products, including the infamous bag, were kept in. The charity […]

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The run down on fast fashion

Fast fashion. An industry now intrinsic to the high street, earning the name through its fast process from design to mass production as much as its brief shelf-life. In a consumer culture where trends last as long as a Twitter hash-tag, how can retailers keep up the pace without social and environmental consequences? Short answer: they can’t. The challenge has moved beyond slowing […]

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SHOW’N’TELL: Paris Fashion Week

At Rick Owen’s show during Paris Fashion week in late September, models wore other models harnessed to themselves with padded straps as they took to the catwalk. Ready-to-wear, right? Owen’s show drew lots of criticism from people saying that it had ‘gone too far’ and instead of being artistic or inspiring, was merely making a […]

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