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
Author: Freya Clarke
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?
This blog post is long overdue. I was proud of myself for sticking to a schedule - posting every three weeks or so, I managed to keep on top of things. That all went to pot during April; I was home from university for the Easter holidays, but that didn't mean I wasn't busy! I… Continue reading Eco Exhaustion
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?
I'm a winter person. There's nothing I love more than being snug as a bug in my parent's living room, the room warmed by a crackling fire in a wood burner, cup of steaming tea nestled in my hands and the sounds of rain tapping against the windows. This feeling is increased tenfold around Christmas,… Continue reading Scrooged
Shoes! Glorious Shoes! (Or not)
Okay, so those who know me know that I love shoes. It’s my number one sartorial weakness and if I won the lottery, that’s what I’d fill my wardrobe with. But, alas, my finances do not stretch that far at the moment – luckily for my wallet, that just means the shoe-hungry gremlin in my… Continue reading Shoes! Glorious Shoes! (Or not)
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…