Naomi Purvis explores the artist Grayson Perry and his female alter ego, Claire, questioning whether or not there is a deeper artistic meaning behind his act of crossdressing. While tapestries and ceramics are what you would find at a Grayson … Continue reading ISN’T IT FUN TO DRESS UP?
Naomi Purvis explores how the fashion of the decade impacted the working woman. ‘Night and Day’, the new exhibition currently on display at London’s Fashion & Textiles Museum, celebrates the 1930s with a collection of exquisite never-before-seen garments alongside an … Continue reading THE ART OF ESCAPISM IN THE 1930S
Naomi Purvis discusses how arts and crafts can be an incredibly powerful tool of protest and activism in the right hands. Today, activism and protests are something we find ourselves familiar with in response to controversies surrounding subjects such as … Continue reading CRAFT AS ACTIVISM
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