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?
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.
Essay: Nick Knight on Plato's Atlantis
Nick Knight shared his memories of the show that changed the future of fashion with Emma Hope Allwood.
Essay: Posthumanism in Fashion
Queer: Georgina Evans on the queering of humanness in contemporary fashion.
Essay: Cottweiler's Subtle Queering
Queer: Joe Bobowicz on fashion's subtle take on queer, as pioneered by the likes of London-based design duo Cottweiler.
Essay: Kawakubo's Camp
Queer: Lara Johnson-Wheeler on Comme des Garçons A/W 18 and Susan Sontag's 1964 definition of Camp.
Essay: Design and Disruption of the Human Body
Queer: Jake Hall on how fashion has questioned the norm of the human form.
Essay: Pink Capitalism
Queer: Liam Hess on the dichotomy of authenticity and visibility in relation to queer representation in fashion