Putting a price on ‘Indie’

Indie: Independent and alternative.  However you like to understand it, indie is certainly not mainstream.  How ironic then that today indie fashion is the most expensive and regimented look on the high street.  Originality and forward thinking has never been in greater peril. Genuine vintage or retro patterns, lace and knitwear lie unloved in forgotten […]

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Work your Sub-fusc

What made you apply to Oxford? Was it the dreaming spires (read crumbling room, un-renovated since its birth in the 60s, in one of the omnipresent Wolfson Buildings)? Was it its worldwide academic reputation (people vomiting outside Parkend)? The vast libraries (where everything is on hold)?  Or were you seduced by the (actually) fit people […]

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Knitted Out

Styling and Photography: Anna Robinson Photo 1: Katie wears Jumper – H&M, Gloves – Gap, Scarf and Skirt – Primark, Belt – Retro Rehab Photo 2 – Katie wears: Trousers – Topshop, Brogues -Clarks, Scarf – TK Maxx, Jumper – Cow Vintage Georgina wears: Boots – TK Maxx, Cardigan and dDess – Vintage Laura Ashley, […]

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A Sizeist Dilemma

The fashion world is without a doubt the most highly berated industry for causing a multitude of body related disorders, be it anorexia, body dysmorphia, or body image complexes. With identical looking models gracing countless catwalk shows and fashion billboards, it is no wonder that the impressionable viewer is imprinted with the tight-cast singular view […]

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POP-UP FASHION

Shoreditch has seen the birth of a new generation of retail with the emergence of the world’s first pop-up mall. BOXPARK Shoreditch, opened in 2011 for only 5 years, is a shopping, dining, and cultural hub found in the very heart of East London, which has revolutionized our retail experience, and most importantly how new […]

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Trend Focus: Stud you like

Spikes and studs, they’ve been appearing everywhere this winter.  Shoes, jackets, leather (or for the pecuniarily challenged, pleather) have all been embellished. Ornaments which rightly belonged on beagles and the collars of other canines have appeared on bags, breeches and busts. It has been virtually impossible to go out without having your eye poked out by a studded […]

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INDUSTRY MAGAZINE

Sunday saw the launch of Oxford’s very own fashion publication Industry. It is a brand new branch of the Oxford Fashion Society edited by Kathryn Gilbert, Elizabeth Culliford, Grace Buck and Lavender Au, with photography from the talented Dan fox. Its first publication is a mammoth production featuring 76 pages covering all aspects of the […]

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