Look of the week: monochrome magic

Monochrome has been splattered almost frantically over the catwalks this fashion cycle. First we saw the chess board colours paraded by Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Emporio Armani in the SS13 collections, and then the eerily familiar, newspaper print, monochromatic scheme gave us all déjà vu at the AW13 shows for Valentino, Christian Dior and Chloé to name but a few. For […]

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Goth hate: a crime against fashion?

Fashion is many things: the ‘birth-child of art’, a medium of self-expression and identification, and an instrument of provocation. To provoke is a powerful thing. The suffragettes provoked change whilst wearing purple, white and green to symbolise freedom and dignity, purity and hope. The hippie legacy, in all of its bare-breasted and psychedelic glory, provoked […]

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My Sartorial Life 001

I found myself layering my dad’s shirt with my granddad’s cardigan the other day. Not only was it itchy and garish but I was wearing the dusty clothes of aged men. It just sounds wrong. However, the shirt in particular has become a key item of mine. I’ve worn it frequently this week around the […]

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Never mind the aesthetes: grunge corrupted?

When it comes to the intersection of music and fashion, you can never be too open-minded. I’ve met devoted fans of Bauhaus and Dead Can Dance whose dress sense runs more to the mainstream than the macabre, their opposite numbers in the form of eyeliner-splattered scene queens with a highly un-secret appreciation for One Direction. […]

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