The Leopard Print Trend

Exploring Berlin Trade Shows and shops, I noticed a least a couple of leopard print pieces in each location, some more subtle than others, however it was evident all the same. I feel that it has gone from the subversive to massively mainstream. I used to think that the nineties leopard trend was tacky and…

Fashion is…

As part of a Christmas present from a family friend, I received Fashion Is – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Book. When flicking through the book, it really encourages the reader to think about the myriad of definitions for fashion. The book has a simple layout with a clear narrative through different eras and styles….

The Story of The Face

As recommended in one of the lectures this semester, I purchased The Story of The Face, a book exploring the magazine that changed culture. Having looked through the epic sized book, I can now appreciate that the magazine not only reflected the culture at the time, but it’s forward thinking even influenced it. It was…

Little People, BIG Dreams

These two women are outstanding inspirations of mine; they have achieved incredible things, building upon and striving to achieve their childhood dreams. These Little People books clearly illustrate the women’s stories in an easily digestible way – the visuals make the different elements more memorable for me. Audrey Hepburn Hepburn proved that no matter what…

The New Fashion Rules

The New Fashion Rules by Victoria Magrath was a book that I found both engaging and informative. ‘The rules of fashion have changed.’ As we are all aware, the new digital era is all about being seen, liked and inspired. I was amazed at the extent to which the book explored such a vast range…

Amazon’s Fashion Venture

As recommended by this week’s ‘Five Things,’ I read the Guardian article, ‘From click to chic: Amazon trials real-world fashion boutique.’ Over the last week, I have seen a myriad of bloggers and vloggers posting sponsored content, a paid promotion with Amazon’s new Prime Wardrobe. This service delivers a bag of three to eight clothing…

Visual Merchandising Tour

The London trip gave me the opportunity to not only broaden my cultural calendar, but also undertake contextual research for the upcoming two projects. Chloe and I went round together and focused on the Covent Garden, Soho, Regent Street and Carnaby Street areas, also going to Dover Street Market on the way. When walking down…

Fashion’s Dirty Secret

Last weeks, ‘Five Things’ suggested I look on Fashion Roundtable and I came across an article exploring Fashion’s Dirty Secret: Stacey Dooley Investigates. As I was watching I made notes on the extent of damage caused by the ever-growing consumer demand for fast fashion. Fashion is a major polluter with 100 billion new great nets being…

Hedi Slimane, criticised for his debut Celine show

It looks like Hedi Slimane is still facing the backlash of his new Celine collection. Having put his debut designs for Celine under the microscope during Fashion Week, Slimane has since received a fair bit of criticism including the Hollywood Reporter calling him the, “Donald Trump of fashion,” and the Business of Fashion saying, the collection was a “gust of…

Instagram’s Impact on Mental Health

Instagram is one of the biggest movers and shakers in fashion communication and promotion, but the promotion of perfect lifestyle is negatively impacting Instagram users. I was prompted to read the Guardian article discussion with the headline, ‘Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?’ It really got me…