Lockdown Clothing: Noorin’s story

Today's interview in the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Noorin Khamisani. Noorin has worked in the fashion industry for over 17 years, with ten of those spent in the field of sustainable fashion. In 2009 she set up the ethical fashion label Outsider. Noorin has also had a parallel career in academia, lecturing in fashion... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Holly’s story

Today's interview in the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Holly Williamson. Holly is a college teacher in Manchester, UK, who also makes things every now and again. "I'm 31 and actually loving lockdown a little bit! I love fashion and one day would like to make my own fashion photography book. I spend a great... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Gordon’s story

Today's interview in the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Gordon McLean. Gordon is a sarcastic Scottish geek who has been blogging for far too long at gordonmclean.co.uk and posts photos on Instagram as @gmclean. 1) Can you describe what your personal style was like before lockdown - what did you wear most often? My 'style'... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Sheila’s story

Today's interview in the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Sheila Wolper. Sheila is a mixed media collage artist and photographer based in New York City. "I create an alternative, dream like world of distorted reality through my collage work. Using my own photographs or found photographs I delve below the surface of existing stereotypes of... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Lena’s story

The Lockdown Fashion project has a new name - Lockdown Clothing! - and today's interview is with Lena Lenman. Lena is a burlesque and vaudeville artist, show producer, model & photographer based in Surrey. You can find her on instagram as @lenamaelenman. 1) Can you describe what your personal style was like before lockdown? At... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Fashion: Karie’s story

Today's 'Lockdown Fashion' interview is with Karie Westermann. Karie works as a knitwear designer in the handknitting industry and also writes about, teaches, and consults on all things textiles, making and creative. "I'm originally from Denmark but now live in Glasgow, Scotland. I began by making clothes for my dolls when I was 8 and... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Fashion: Bianca’s story

Today's 'Lockdown Fashion' interview is with Bianca Petri. Bianca is a Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in Southeast London. "I am living zero waste and am convinced that ethical and sustainable choices are feasible even when living a busy modern lifestyle. I write about my experience on IG @myzerowastenook, and have a... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Fashion: Sarah-Mary’s story

Today's 'Lockdown Fashion' interview is with Sarah-Mary Geissler. Sarah-Mary is a Northumberland-based historian and writer working in luxury fashion. Her research into costume, homemade clothing, and communities of dress reflect her background as a maker. While furloughed from work she has joined a nation-wide effort for home sewists to produce scrubs for frontline NHS and... Continue Reading →

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