A Brief History Lesson on Vogue

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Vogue – arguably the world’s most famous and most influential fashion and society magazine. In its lifespan, Vogue has contributed over 400,000 pages of articles to a worldwide readership, claiming to reach 11 million readers in the US and 12.5 million internationally. With such credentials, it is hard to ignore the magazine’s dominance. If Vogue is, as it … Continue reading A Brief History Lesson on Vogue

Gucci AW17: Transcending Time and Dimensions

“What are we going to do with all this future?” So reads the invite to Gucci’s autumn/winter show of Milan’s 2017 fashion week. The fashion house’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, seems to have entrenched his most recent collection – which unites menswear and womenswear as one for the first time in Gucci history – in this very question. ‘The Alchemist’s Garden’ – or as Michele dubs … Continue reading Gucci AW17: Transcending Time and Dimensions

Ten(Eleven) Style Icons You Should Know About…if I do say so myself

With as little authority as I hold in designating the world’s ‘Fashion Icons’, I still proceed to list the eleven (apparently I am an awful decision maker) people that inspire the many with their style and their lives. Of course, this list isn’t by any means exhaustive – nor is it hegemonic – and thus I can do nothing but apologise for not including the … Continue reading Ten(Eleven) Style Icons You Should Know About…if I do say so myself

Where does luxury fashion stand in a culture of abundance?

As the wild ride of the year 2016 draws to a close, reflection is unavoidable. What has happened? What does this mean? What have we learnt? It seems impossible to surmount the egregious events of a colossally game changing twelve months into just a few paragraphs. Maybe this is because I am yet still baffled by the nuances between right and wrong and good and … Continue reading Where does luxury fashion stand in a culture of abundance?

Black Friday: don’t even try and hide

As a torchbearer child of the so-called ‘Generation Z’, I find it hard to imagine a time where Black Friday wasn’t characterised by a news clip of crazed middle-aged folks pounding the glass doors of a store. Boasting the best deals and America’s most hectic shopping day of the year, it’s hardly surprising that Black Friday has such a reputation…and it’s a reputation that is … Continue reading Black Friday: don’t even try and hide