Vintage toys and Takashi Murakami’s art: the mismatched world of Nakano Broadway

Image description: Vintage signs from Nakano Broadway Out to the North-east of Shinjuku in Tokyo, amongst large suburbian highways and close to the somewhat neglected Nakano station, is Nakano Broadway, a seemingly typical Japanese merchant street. Far from the luxury of Ginza or the charm of Kyoto’s traditional markets, at first glance, Nakano broadway is […]

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Review of vintage shops in Oxford

Vintage shops can be confusing; piles of clothes shoved in between random home ware ornaments and handbags, misleading sizes (if any sizes at all), and that weird smell that lingers on the clothes. All of this and more the fashion team encountered on our tour of a few of Oxford’s vintage shops to bring you […]

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Eternal Elegance-Audrey Hepburn

I will never tire of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The opening sequence, the rendition of moon river, the lost cat that leads to the kiss in the rain – it’s all simply magical. The story alone is great but I can’t imagine that Capote’s novel about a call girl would have achieved such cult status if […]

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Sweet charity

“Oh my God, I love your skirt! Where did you get it?” “It was my mom’s in the ‘80s.” “Vintage, so adorable.” Regina George may have been insincere, but there is nothing like a compliment on something you are wearing to brighten up your day. I find that the compliment is even better when the […]

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Costume Design for Chicago

  ‘Costume designing Chicago is amazing. We have a fantastic range of different outfits to show off; from burlesque show-girls to commonplace reporters to vaudeville outfits and the murderesses’ abstract apparel.  We wanted to use costume not only to inject colour onto the set, but also to reimagine the 1920s scene.   The musical, crossing […]

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My Sartorial Life 001

I found myself layering my dad’s shirt with my granddad’s cardigan the other day. Not only was it itchy and garish but I was wearing the dusty clothes of aged men. It just sounds wrong. However, the shirt in particular has become a key item of mine. I’ve worn it frequently this week around the […]

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Questionable Vintage

Someone once said, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. This image of unwanted possessions, not deemed good enough for oneself but fine for another, still taints charity shop clothing today. Many people chose to avoid going into charity shops to look for clothing due to the stigma that appears to be attached to it. […]

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