Dancing, exhibitions, archives and more

As you've probably noticed, I appear to have lost my blogging mojo this month. I felt a bit guilty when the lovely Shasleigh from My Betty Woo mentioned Rarely Wears Lipstick in her recent post on blogs she loves reading, as there's not been much new content here lately. Not a single blog post has... Continue Reading →

2016: A Knockout Year for Underwear?

We're only a couple of months in to 2016, but it's already proving to be quite an exciting year in the world of underwear. Obviously, this is of particular interest to an undie-obsessive like me, but there is much to hint at this being a more engaging year than most. A handful of the many... Continue Reading →

LCF MA16 Exhibition

Last night, I attended the opening of the LCFMA16 exhibition, featuring some very impressive student work from across the London College of Fashion's postgraduate courses. With an overall curatorial theme of 'anti gravity', clothing and costume could be found floating in space with horizontal mannequins levitating next to spot-lit shoes on dark plinths. LCF's postgraduate... Continue Reading →

Art + Feminism = STOPJECTIFY

Back in February 2014 I wrote about a fundraising campaign for a feminist art exhibition called Big Swinging Ovaries. Created by London-based Berliner artist Jess de Wahls, who I interviewed for my Exploring Creativity blog series, the show featured huge sculptural portraits of inspirational women which were all hand made by Jess from recycled textiles,... Continue Reading →

The Future of Fashion: #LCFBA15

On Monday afternoon, I was lucky enough to get to see the London College of Fashion catwalk show, featuring the Class of 2015. Collections that were a result of collaborations between selected students on the womenswear, textiles, menswear, fashion design and development, contour, and jewellery courses showcased a brilliant combination of creativity and technical skill... Continue Reading →

Review: Fashion on the Ration

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Fashion on the Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (IWM). Having lived in London for almost a decade, I am somewhat ashamed to say that I hadn't visited IWM before, despite having paid frequent visits to IWM North on Salford Quays back when I lived in... Continue Reading →

MA15: Fashioning the Future

Last night I went to the private view of the London College of Fashion MA15 Exhibition, featuring work from graduates in a diverse range of postgraduate fashion specialisms, including: womenswear, menswear, accessories, footwear, curation, costume for performance, photography and media production. This annual exhibition is a fantastic showcase for the diversity of LCF's Graduate School... Continue Reading →

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