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

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Alexandra Schulman relinquishes the ‘precious cargo’ that is British Vogue

Alexandra Shulman has edited the highly praised pages of British Vogue for more years than I have been alive. In the past 25 years, she has become as much an icon of modern fashion as the magazine itself has, seeing the publication through digital rebranding, increased diversity and artistic innovation. In honour of the ground-breaking work she has done, I thought it only appropriate to … Continue reading Alexandra Schulman relinquishes the ‘precious cargo’ that is British Vogue

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?

The Art of Androgyny: Gender Fluidity in Fashion

  The term ‘androgyny’ is one that’s been thrown around the fashion industry for a while now. Whilst it has always existed, it is during the past few years that the androgynous style has really taken centre stage and the act of blurring lines between genders has been a major focus of fashion houses such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. By definition, androgyny promotes gender … Continue reading The Art of Androgyny: Gender Fluidity in Fashion

Fashion Film’s Finest

The December issue of Vogue is out. The window displays are up. The John Lewis advert is on the telly. It’s officially Christmas. We’ve all seen the photos on Instagram, and the printed adverts in magazines that emerge in the run up to the season of gift-giving, advertising products, services and lifestyles. It is felt by some that the fashion film is not lodged into … Continue reading Fashion Film’s Finest

Losing my Religion

  “In the beginning, religion created a mask.” ~ Kirk Franklin I wore this mask proudly – told myself for years, ‘I go to church, I pray (sometimes), I am a Christian.’ Growing up in a Christian household meant a few things: exposure to gospel music at an early stage, going to Church every Sunday and family devotions – all of which I am so … Continue reading Losing my Religion