Naomi Purvis questions whether design degrees are making fashion an exclusive career. With results day behind us many young people will be planning to start university in September, some of them with their hearts set on becoming a fashion designer. … Continue reading FASHION DESIGN: THE DEGREE THAT BREAKS THE BANK
Are high-street clothing sizes representative of the average female? Joanna Cunningham investigates whether our high-street stores are supporting the everyday woman. Name: Joanna Cunningham Age: 21 Height: 5’4” Weight: 66kg Figure: Pear/Hour-Glass Shoulders: 17” across Neck to Shoulder: 6” Bust: … Continue reading CLOTHES SIZE CONFUSION
Leah Buckle explores the new return to French trends that has crept up on us, and why we’re obsessed with Gallic grace. Summer 2018 has seen the revival of Parisian chic. Think slouchy t-shirts tucked into cropped jeans with just-out-of-bed perfectly … Continue reading THE FRENCH GIRL RENAISSANCE
Ellie Dyson researches the evolution of women’s beachwear. With the holiday season upon us, shoppers everywhere are browsing the aisles looking for the best deals on mix-and-match bikinis. But that two-piece in your basket has gone through a two-hundred-year evolution … Continue reading SWIMMING THROUGH HISTORY
This issue, Ellie Dyson investigates the origin of memes, and if they can be considered a form of art. Meme miːm/ noun noun: meme; plural noun: memes 1. An element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to … Continue reading MEMES: WHAT ARE THEY?
The future of beleaguered department store chain House of Fraser is still uncertain, even after Sports Direct bought it out of administration for £90 million. Suppliers are waiting for payments, and many are now demanding that Mike Ashley – the … Continue reading HOUSE OF FRASER FUTURE STILL UNCERTAIN
Musicians Chase & Status have teamed up with Reebok to create a Selfridges installation that opened on the 9th August. Drawing inspiration from the influence that jungle music has had in fashion, from the mid-nineties onwards, the installation is accompanied … Continue reading CHASE & STATUS TEAM UP WITH REEBOK FOR SELFRIDGES INSTALLATION