Cheap and (Not So) Cheerful

High street fashion comes at a high price for the environment, writes Caoimhe Coleman At the beginning of the year I, like many people, set myself some resolutions. One of those was to stop buying ‘fast fashion,’ a concept which I really only became conscious of in the last year or so. Fast fashion puts an emphasis on making fashion trends from the catwalk quickly … Continue reading Cheap and (Not So) Cheerful

Spring/Summer ‘18 Trend Report

By Katie Burke Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking The trend has reared its head yet again. Now synonymous with the spring season, as our surroundings begin to bloom again after the cold winter months, florals have been seen on the runways of designers such as Marni and Emilia Wickstead. The key with florals is not to be scared by them. If, like me, you’re not into … Continue reading Spring/Summer ‘18 Trend Report

Missguided’s Body Positive Campaign

By Katie Burke New Year, New Me. It has been long established that January is the time for people to break out their fitness clothing and begin some form of diet. Unfortunately, such ideas can have a negative impact through putting pressure on people’s perceptions of themselves. However, one fashion story was a positive light during what can be a difficult time for body positivity … Continue reading Missguided’s Body Positive Campaign

Know Your Feathers

By Fifi Coughlan Upon reflection of the SS18 shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris, the resurgence of all variations of feather was apparent, with influences from haute glamour eras such as from the 1920s, ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. But what is important is the selection for this current Autumn/Winter, with feathers lending the appearance of uncorrupted romance and charm. Whether boa, marabou or … Continue reading Know Your Feathers

Christmas Fashion Essentials

Sadhbh Sullivan runs through the biggest trends of the Christmas season With Christmas exams looming, it seems as though the last thing we’re currently thinking about is outfit planning. Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year: the lights, the cosy jumpers and the hot chocolates by the fire – everything about it seems so perfect.   While it’s hard to find time … Continue reading Christmas Fashion Essentials

Giving Back This Christmas

By Katie Burke Fashion is often criticised for being too materialistic, whether or not that criticism is fair or prejudiced. However, with the world facing turbulent and unstable times, both socially and politically, the fashion world has stepped up. From political statements in runway shows such as Ashish or articles on current affairs appearing in fashion magazines, the industry is showing its ability to provide … Continue reading Giving Back This Christmas