The brief but not so brief OxStu Oxford fashion guide

Image Description: Clothing rail with hanging clothes illustrated under the Bridge of Sighs So it’s Third week (already?) and you’ve either exhausted the top tier outfits you collected over summer ready to show off at your suitably distanced events or you never quite thought about styling yourself and now you’re surrounded by Oxford’s finest fashion […]

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Fashion after corona

Image Description: A sustainable clothes shop  Summer sales, holiday clothes, new-season equals new wardrobe. Normally, at this time of year, many of us would be taking advantage of student discounts to get that perfect fit for the sunny weather. Instead, clothing sales sunk by 34% in March – a drop easily associated with the lockdown […]

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Uniform Society

Image description: A sepia image of four nurses playing nurses in a hospital room When interviewing people about ‘fashion identity’ it became apparent that fashion choices are not of equalling concern to all. My pointed questions of whether or not people felt they expressed themselves through their everyday attire took for granted the privileged standpoint […]

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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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One size does not fit all

Tall, short, big, small; women of all shapes and sizes work together, live together and walk down the street together, yet upon entering high-street stores together, they are forced to split. Judged unable to shop together, separated by ‘petite’ and ‘plus’ sections, women are divided by these labels, by a fashion industry one-sidedly depicting an […]

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