HOW TO CREATE A MORE SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE

*Originally featured on FS/AW* As the new year gets people thinking about the things they wish to change or introduce to better themselves and their lifestyle, being more sustainable and ethical are more prominent decisions than ever. Life/self-improvement goals are within some of the most popular resolutions, but with a mere 9.2% of people actually…

MY FIRST EXPERIENCE AS A FASHION WRITER

London: crowded public transport, inflated price tags and the grey, polluted sky that looms over the city. A place I always knew I would have to move to but not necessarily find suitable. I would have to swap the comfort of my quaint home-town to the daunting fashion capital where all my career aspirations would come…

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…

ASHLEY ISHAM | FASHION SCOUT SS19

Originally from Singapore, Ashley Isham moved his life to London to venture on a fashion career in 1996. He studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design before launching his first collection in November 2000. This season he incorporates 70’s inspired evening wear through glistening tinsel visors and metallic fringing. Inspired by tropical…

AGNE KUZMICKAITE | FASHION SCOUT SS19

Agne Kuzmickaite, one of the most famous fashion designers from Lithuania, often takes inspiration from everyday concepts for her collections. Agne is influenced by common objects and feminine roles within society. Her collections reflect popular culture and this concept is challenged beautifully through her use of her staple butterfly motif. For her SS19 collection Agne…

THE SWEDISH SCHOOL OF TEXTILES | FASHION SCOUT SS19

The Swedish School of Textiles within the University of Boråsaims aims to push the boundaries and explore the entire field of textiles including technology, design and management. With around 900 students attending, the school hopes to inspire and create talented young designers fuelled with expert knowledge and the skills to work with textiles in an innovative…

ANISSA AIDA | FASHION SCOUT SS19

After being raised between Tunis and Paris then moving to New York to study Fashion Design at Parsons, her contemporary brand ‘Anissa Aida’ was born. The brand’s name ‘Aida’ commemorates her older sister who passed away in 2010 and is strongly inspired by Tunisian and Japanese cultures. Anissa likes “to mix and match different references”…

International Designers at GFW 2018

The International Fashion Award Show 2018 saw a stimulating array of designs and incredible talent. The award show, sponsored by Swarovski, named the winner Danqi Chen from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Chen showcased a collection of animated pieces that displayed true craftsmanship and imagination. Bold yellow and scarlet red ankle-length trench coats were paired with matching accessories that projected…