Rococo Renaissance

By Lara Quinn The recent Dolce and Gabbana runway story, christened ‘Fashion Devotion’, forged new life for the fashion world this season. The looks fused contemporary crazes with artistic ideals of the Baroque era in a matrimony that can only be regarded as something of a Rococo Renaissance.  Echoing the genesis of the 15th century renaissance, the dynamic duo behind the brand delivered a runway … Continue reading Rococo Renaissance

Do As I Say, and Not As I Do

Katie Burke tackles ‘feminist’ fashion With the changing of the seasons, fashion not only presents us with new fabrics, silhouettes and colour trends, but also a reflection of the society we live in. In the 1910s and 1920s, slightly shortened hemlines and less constricting dresses reflected the economic consequences of war, and the practicalities of protesting on the streets for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, the 1970s … Continue reading Do As I Say, and Not As I Do

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

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

Diversity in Contemporary Fashion

As the fashion industry gradually embraces diversity, Fifi Coughlan examines what still needs to be done In the October issue of Vogue, actress/singer/model Zoe Kravitz takes centre stage on the cover with her sultry pout and grungy aesthetic as “This year’s renegade star.” Kravitz’s appearance on British Vogue marks one of few magazine covers fronted by a person of colour. As I flick to the … Continue reading Diversity in Contemporary Fashion