A History of Androgyny in Fashion

Androgyny has always existed, and it’s important to clarify that in this article where the terms ’androgyny’ and ‘androgynous’ are used, I will be talking about clothing, appearance and playing with traditionally gendered items of clothing to create a look that doesn’t fit comfortably into the categories of masculine and feminine; not gender or sexuality. […]

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Why knitting might be your newest and most stylish hobby

Winter is definitely the cosiest season, the season when it becomes to common practice to snuggle up in a fluffy blanket and drink hot chocolate. Most importantly, we get to wear and/or make our favourite knitted clothes and accessories. Knitting can be a fun way to relax, practice a little bit of self-care, or procrastinate. […]

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I’m a Blackstar: the fashion of Bowie’s farewell

It speaks to the particular genius of David Bowie that he approached his death as, first and foremost, an artistic opportunity. The man who created, adopted, and eventually outgrown Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke – icons that have spoken to generations of music lovers and fashion followers alike – found himself […]

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Why are hegemonic men scared of fashion?

David Kuchta has claimed modern men seek to communicate ‘masculine conceptions of industry and frugality’ through their clothing. While Kuchta appears to be neglecting the racialized aspect of this self-presentation, as highlighted by the sociologist Erynn Masi de Casanova, they still foreground a phenomena present in the general ‘men’s style’ community. The sartorial engagement of men is often intentionally […]

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