The wonderful everyday: the creative potential of day-to-day fashion

Image Credit: khfalk-Description-Fashion Magazines In Oxford, aside from academic necessity, I love going to lectures just to see what people are wearing; to take part in the silent communication that takes place through the language of clothes. That is how I see fashion – as being fundamentally about communication and connection between human beings. I […]

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The run down on fast fashion

Fast fashion. An industry now intrinsic to the high street, earning the name through its fast process from design to mass production as much as its brief shelf-life. In a consumer culture where trends last as long as a Twitter hash-tag, how can retailers keep up the pace without social and environmental consequences? Short answer: they can’t. The challenge has moved beyond slowing […]

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High Street versus Online

I can still remember the first time I made an online puchase. A few years back, I was sitting tentatively in front of the computer, with my debit card in one hand and the mouse in the other. On the screen was the online shopping page of NEXT, and selected was a pair of khaki […]

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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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