Photoshoot: Lingerie brands I love

Back in January, I reviewed Karolina Laskowska's bespoke lingerie service. At the end of the post I said that I had a photoshoot planned and now, finally, the time has come to tell you all about it and share some of the shots from that day. I enlisted the camera skills of the fantastic Paul... Continue Reading →

Why Fashion Matters

When I tell people I'm studying the history and culture of fashion, I get a mixture of responses. Perhaps because I'm female and dress to stand out rather than fit in, people often react as if I couldn't possibly be studying anything else. Some folk take the opportunity to declare that they, personally, know nothing... Continue Reading →

The tale of a lingerie obsession

I have always had a passion for clothing and, more recently, underwear. A personal search for a decent suspender belt a decade ago began an obsession with the design of lingerie, and my subsequent discovery of several UK-based retro brands gave me a surprising insight into the lingerie styles and tastes of the mid 20th... Continue Reading →

Fashion Theory: The Joy of Archives

I've always had a fondness for old clothes. Whether I'm looking through my mother's lovingly saved garments, rummaging in a vintage shop or browsing an antique market, touching a piece of the past has always been my most powerful window into history. Whilst looking at images of what people used to wear is fascinating; being... Continue Reading →

eLai AW14: Constellation

I was very excited to see the first images of eLai's new "Constellation" collection this week. When a brand starts out it can be tricky to find a signature style and get to know the target customer, but designer Eva Lai has just been going from strength to strength. Staying true to the eLai signature... Continue Reading →

View From The Moon

As regular readers will know, I love independent designers and small brands, plus I have a fondness for upcycling. So, when I come across a brand that ticks all those boxes, I just have to share them with you. Offering reworked garments and vintage pieces, View From The Moon is a fun young label making... Continue Reading →

[In]Tangible: Redressing Fashion

As regular readers of this blog will know, I am currently in my second year of a part-time Master's course at London College of Fashion. Having completed five assignments and looking forward to starting my dissertation research in 2014, I am still immensely excited by this course and what I have gained from it. One... Continue Reading →

RAW: Natural Born Artists

If you're a creative type, how do you spread the word about your work? At all points in their careers, artists, musicians, film makers and designers can find it tricky to reach their target audience and get their work known. If this sounds like you, I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that an international... Continue Reading →

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