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Drop the Shopping: Unraveling the Dark Side of Fast Fashion

It’s the partner we can never leave. It’s the toxic relationship we justify with pathetic excuses. Sale after sale and event after event, consumers set themselves on a hedonistic treadmill wherein every purchase leaves them with a harrowingly empty feeling, yet simultaneously encourages them to cruise through page after page, store after store, for more…

How to ace your uni wardrobe: ‘It’s way more casual than...

When student vlogger Ehis Ilozobhie went through his closet before starting his first term at King’s College London, he wanted to take everything. “I vividly remember my dad telling me: ‘Oh you’re not going to need all this,’” he says. Despite that long-suffering parental sigh, Ilozobhie packed all his kicks, his clothes and four different…

Fashion graduates have a unique opportunity to make retail sustainable |...

The lockdown should have been online retailing’s chance to shine, but distribution centres weren’t set up for social distancing and some stores had to close their websites down temporarily. Now shops have reopened, retailers are working around the clock to ensure they can carry on trading if trouble hits again. This presents a unique opportunity…

‘The coat was made with latex offcuts’: the student designers making...

‘My boyfriend modelled this on the hottest day of the year’ Saffron Rutter, fashion, Kingston University This is my boyfriend, Fin, photographed in Wimbledon on the hottest day of the year so far – an unfortunate time to be wearing a non-breathable latex coat. My collection explores the relationship between fear and clothing, using sustainable materials.…

‘The waste and excess is more visible’: how coronavirus is shaking...

It was on the morning of 18 March, when Glastonbury was confirmed cancelled, that Sarah Gresty, BA course leader in fashion at Central Saint Martins (CSM), realised that the class of 2020 would be a graduating year unlike any other. “That was when we thought: OK, this is only heading one way. After that, everything…

Victoria Beckham: ‘I guess it was a sign of insecurity, wearing...

Victoria Beckham has an office in her Cotswolds house, where she spent lockdown, but when she answers the phone, that’s not where she is. “Um, no, Harper’s taken over my office. She’s trying to do all her schoolwork and, well, she’s kind of decided that’s her space now. So I’m downstairs… we’re all dotted around…

Makeup in the age of Covid-19: ‘With masks, we rely on...

“Everyone is a makeup artist now,” says Shekeira Bedassie, who graduates from Solent University this year. “The market was already saturated and fiercely competitive when we started this course. Now there will be much less work to go round.” We are talking on the phone – I’m in Brighton, Bedassie in Croydon, where she now…

‘The neighbours spotted my naked garden photoshoot’: diary of a fashion...

The final year of studying anything can be strange. You are simultaneously savouring the present moment, aware that it won’t be your reality for much longer, and making plans for a future you hope is on the horizon. The final year of a fashion degree is no different, but notorious for being especially stressful –…

From fashion PPE to a pizza box dress: students’ Covid-19 art...

Konrad Jankowiak, fashion, University of NorthamptonMy final collection is influenced by the LGBTQ community, immigrants, people of colour and anyone who experiences hate. I want to show that they shouldn’t be described as different but as extraordinary. My cover illustration was inspired by six of my extraordinary friends: Ieva, Nifemi, Marium, Nazia, Halima and Zazzka.…

The College Lady’s Guide to LA Design on a Spending Plan

For the fashion girl, getting the latest trends is an expense that adds up quickly like the weekly grocery bill. It’s a long list of rules to stay in trend with the current fashion scene. It doesn’t help when the list adds up quickly with the addition of college expenses like tuition, books, insurance, rent…

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