In Defense Of Bespoke

Walking in to a shop that sells really beautiful things can be intimidating; twenty-something embodiments of luxury brands wearing angular glasses and fashionable facial hair step forward from unseen recesses to ask if they can help with something, less than subtle undertones of malice communicating the fact that they can see I’m a student and […]

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A Russian Legacy

Unfortunately, and rather unjustly, the side the press chooses to light Russia on is always the controversial, political side, neglecting the cultural legacy that continues to boom, and especially its contribution to fashion, both in the past and present. Fashion is in fact something very new for Russia. When in the 1950s, Dior opened its […]

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On Russian Style

  I have to admit to a few (severe) misconceptions I had about Russia before arriving in September. OK, so I didn’t actually think, like my friend Ksenia (pictured above) insists, that bears casually traipse across the Red Square. “Yes you did. All Westerners think that bears freely roam Russian streets. You are so ignorant […]

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This week’s random fashion round-up

1. What’s eerie, daring, and chic at the same time? BANKS, that’s what. Everything the American singer and songwriter creates is flawless, from the music to her lyrics, to the way her videos are shot. And of course, her style. Red and black crop tops, well-cut blazers and trousers, unstructured eyeliner, all is in her […]

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