Essay: Is Fashion Late To The Muscle Men Renaissance?
From the action hero figures in television cartoons through to the boyish waifs on the catwalk, SHOWstudio's Joshua Graham muses on changing beauty standards
Essay: On The Silencing of Women's Pleasure
In response to our Book Club conversation between journalist Anastasiia Fedorova and erotic jewellery designer Betony Vernon, writer Christina Donoghue looks deeper into the topics of kink, power, play and a woman's right to pleasure.
Sinking the Pink’s Closure Is A Reminder of the Ever-Pertinent Threat to Queer Nightlife
Responding to Nick Knight's editorial Sinking the Pink, editorial assistants Christina Donoghue and Joshua Graham reflect on the grisly details of queer rights, past, present and future in relation to the cultural phenomena that was Sink the Pink.
Essay: Code Red - Fashion & Climate Change
Dress historian and curator Amy de la Haye explores how our relationship with clothing has changed over time, and industrialisation's detrimental impact on the climate.
Essay: Fashion in Mourning
Dress historian and curator Amy de la Haye explores the ties between fashion and death, analysing mourning dress in early 19th century London.
Floral Provocateur: Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
Dress historian and curator Amy de la Haye reviews the Garden Museum's latest exhibition.
Essay: Communicating Fashion During A Pandemic
Across the A/W 21 season, designers experimented with printed matter, celebrity cameos, fashion film, runway shows and finally, the still image. Violet Conroy poses the year-old question: how best to communicate fashion during a pandemic?
Fashion and The Plague 1665 - Robes Most Resistant and Clothing Most Infectious
Looking at the Great Plague, Amy de la Haye explores the status of clothing when it emerges as the culprit of, not a radical response to, crisis.
Essay: Did Couture Just Get A Face Lift?
Hetty Mahlich returns to the age-old question: can couture be relevant in our contemporary, ever-shifting world?
Essay: The Artist Gluck - Resistance, Dress & Legacy
Amy de la Haye explores the Queer legacy of Gluck via an analysis of the artist's personal possessions and dressed appearance.
Essay: Roses As Resistance
Amy de la Haye explores how, when combined, fashion and roses can provoke.
Essay: The Spectacle Of Change
Hetty Mahlich explores what remains in the absence of the fashion show.
Essay: Queer Performance is a Protest
Studio Screenings: Gareth Pugh - Gina Tonic on why queer performance on film is a political act.
Essay: I, For One, Welcome Our New Tech Overlords
Bella Gladman explores Frederik Heyman's imagined tech futures, in the time of COVID-19.
All In Bad Taste: Why Does Miuccia Prada’s ‘Ugly’ Still Bite?
Each season, Miuccia Prada’s 'ugly' clothes take charge of what we constitute to be in good or bad taste, forcing us to challenge our own prejudices.
Jeremy Scott: The Marie Antoinette of Fashion?
As Jeremy Scott presented 18th century frivolity for Moschino's A/W 20 womenswear show, was it ignorance in bliss or wry social commentary?
Essay: The Seduction Of Subculture
Exploring the rose-tinted nostalgia surrounding British subculture, following a reference filled A/W 20 menswear season.
Essay: Baroque to the Future
The surprisingly political influence of the baroque period in Autumn/Winter 2020 menswear.
Essay: Walk This Way
From Marc Jacobs to Maison Margiela, Bella Gladman examines what S/S 20 model walks mean for fashion optimism.
Essay: 'Oh, and there were clothes.'
New York S/S 20: Katharine K. Zarrella comments on this season's need for spectacle.
Essay: Models of Perfection
The Fashion Body: Lauren David Peden on the pervasive power of models.
Essay: The Physical Body, The Mind and Spirit
The Fashion Body: Dean Mayo Davies on Riccardo Tisci's gender pioneering designs.
Essay: The Photo of a Girl
Tessa: Carrie Scott on notions of sexuality and agency in the work of Tessa Kuragi.