1999 VINTAGE: IN CONVERSATION WITH HARRY EDWARDS

*Originally featured on FS/AW* Harry Edwards from ASOS sportswear boutique 1999 Vintage, has been immersed in the world of vintage fashion for over two and a half years since he stumbled across an Instagram page dedicated to pre-loved clothing. Harry, a founder of the brand, was inspired to start buying and selling vintage pieces after…

FIVE FASHION READS FOR 2019

Every year I set myself the goal to read more outside of my degree. With fashion and sustainability being both huge passions of mine, I’ve recently expanded my book collection to include some titles that I am really excited to get stuck into and others I have already read. DRESS SCANDINAVIAN – PERNILLE TEISBAEK I…

DOES WEARING FAUX FUR PROMOTE REAL FUR?

For centuries animal fur has been used by mankind as a method to “protect their bodies from climatic conditions and harm.”However, over the years the use of animal pelt has altered from a true necessity to a selfish desire that reflects upon societal status, wealth and power. It was not until the 1980s where people…

IN CONVERSATION WITH DB BERDAN AT FASHION SCOUT SS19

DB Berdan was founded in Istanbul and is for anyone that who enjoys bold statements, vivid colours and sarcastic humour. This quirky brand uses their prints to tell a story and explore their visions surrounding social rights movements. Inspiration taken from street and underground culture demonstrates influences from their London surroundings. These visions and ideologies…

IN CONVERSATION WITH EBBA ANDERSSON OF SWEDISH SCHOOL OF TEXTILES

Designer Ebba Andersson presented her collection as part of the Swedish School of Textiles show. Utilising and experimenting with the relationship between garment and form, her collection juxtaposed evening wear with sportswear, using mesh and iridescent tulle to add experimental features. Vibrant colours ran throughout the collection on glossy materials with drawstring detailing. We were…

DESIGNERS PIONEERING SUSTAINABILITY AT FASHION SCOUT SS19

With society consuming fashion at an extreme rate leading to detrimental environmental and social impacts, it was refreshing to see such emphasis on sustainability this season. Compared to 2002, the average person now buys 60% more clothing and keeps them for half as long, with many embellishments and textiles being non-recyclable, it is encouraging to…

WHY I WANT TO INVEST MORE INTO MY WARDROBE

It feels like a lifetime ago that I was binge ordering clothes from ASOS and lavishly spending on an array of breton stripe t-shirts but now I’m a typical student with less money to spend like I used to.  I took a gap year and worked full time with the luxury of not having to…