Thoughts from Lockdown: overcoming the tyranny of the Plain White T-Shirt

Following a pretty long hiatus (apologies, life kinda got in the way) I'm returning in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis with some more musings. Having been furloughed, I've found myself with a lot more time on my hands - I'm incredibly lucky to be in lockdown with my family out in the countryside, so… Continue reading Thoughts from Lockdown: overcoming the tyranny of the Plain White T-Shirt

Are fashion shows really necessary?

Everyone loves a good show. From the biggest shows on the West End to the open mic night at your local, there's something about performance that is vital to the human experience. Fashion shows claim a slightly strange, yet no less performative, place in this tradition, since they are not performance for its own sake,… Continue reading Are fashion shows really necessary?

The Production Issue

On Monday evening, I took part in a conversation about plastic use during #EthicalHour on Twitter. It raised the question: how much can I do by myself to stop climate change? The answer, of course, is very little. Yet the general conversation around sustainability often focuses on our impact as individuals - in fact, it's… Continue reading The Production Issue

A/W 2019 Ready-to-Wear: Runway Report

I'm actually amazed at myself that I managed to pull this post together - I've missed a few weeks due to various deadlines at uni and a family holiday meant I couldn't possibly do anything like work! Anyways, we've conveniently reached the end of Autumn/Winter 2019 Fashion Month just as I'm ready to write again,… Continue reading A/W 2019 Ready-to-Wear: Runway Report

Old Clothes, New Tricks

When I first started this project, I knew that not only would my purchasing habits have to change, but also my browsing habits. I'm the kind of person who loves actually going shopping, looking through racks of clothes and trying things on before I buy them (it's just too much of a faff to buy multiple… Continue reading Old Clothes, New Tricks

Faux Fur or No Fur?

Two years ago, Gucci announced that they would be switching to faux fur from their SS18 shows onwards, following in the footsteps of designers like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood to reject real fur products. Nowadays, it definitely seems like a no-brainer to avoid fur - it feels a bit icky to even think about… Continue reading Faux Fur or No Fur?

Green jeans? Easier said than done…

Temperatures have started to drop, the clocks have gone back, it feels like winter, and I’ve realised perhaps I might need a new pair of jeans. I’ve been wanting to branch out from the constrictive skinny style for a while now – although I need a new pair of blue ones after I wore my… Continue reading Green jeans? Easier said than done…