Political Threads: Becoming More Than an Outfit

 “Why in the name of God is there a man standing in the Chambers of the US Capitol wearinggoat horns?” To answer that, I pose another question: “Why does AOC always wear redlipstick?” From insurrection to Lady Hale’s iconic brooch, Emer O’Sullivan weighs in on thegendered hypocrisy of fashion in politics. Back in semester one […]

A Week in My Wardrobe: January Edition

“Working stylish, bright, and fun seasonal pieces into my year-round wardrobe is something that I try really hard to do, not only because it is more sustainable and means I get more wear out of my clothes, but also because it brings with it a bit of Summer light and joy into dark and boring […]

Not all Smiles: The Problem of Mental Health in the Fashion Industry

Fashion Staff Writer Emma Treacy delves into the dark side of the modelling industry. Editor’s note: This article contains references to suicide and sexual harassment.   What is the world of fashion really like for the radiant faces of it’s industry? From runway models to Instagram influencers, there is a normalization of unattainable lifestyles and […]

Gladrags: Motley’s Best Loved Clothing Items

Presented here are a selection of our Motley staff members showcasing their most cherished wardrobe items. From badass platform boots to comfortable and reliable staple pieces, they tell us a little bit about what clothing means to them and how wearing their favourite outfit can help make them feel that bit better.   Alana Daly Mulligan, […]

The SS21 Couture Collections at a Glance

Motley Fashion Editor Grace Claro gives you the lowdown on the Spring Summer 2021 Haute Couture Collections in Paris The 2021 Spring Summer collections which debuted on the catwalks at last week’s runway shows at Paris Couture Week, brought with them a welcome freshness and frivolity. Never before have I been as grateful to witness […]

Don’t Lose Your Head

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