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Y2K: Here For Better Or For Worse

Y2K fashion is everywhere: on Instagram, TikTok, even the runways. Just look at Dolce & Gabbana’s SS22 ‘DG Light’ show that debuted on 25 September. Belts with massive buckles, underwear above waistbands, bejewelled everything, it’s clear we’ve taken a time machine returning to the iconic era:  the noughties. What is Y2K fashion? Spanning from the […]

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Fashion In Response To Covid: A Push For Sustainability

Whilst the recent summer Birkenstock trend signalled that maybe the world wasn’t quite ready to rid themselves of lockdown comfort fashion (The Cut reported that sales had ‘tripled’ to a remarkable ‘$800 million’), the recent displays at New York Fashion Week are a far cry away from my grey sweatpants.

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Fashion’s Biggest Night Out: The MET 2021

Following the massive global disappointment when the Met Gala was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic (yes, you guessed it!), the Met Gala 2021 was met with much pomp and splendour despite various COVID-19 restrictions. This year, the gala celebrated the exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” by the Costume Institute, and stars […]

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Film

Cruella review: Two Emmas for the price of one

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Orphaned in London the young Estella, not yet Cruella,  meets her sidekicks for the rest of the film, the street thieves Jasper and Horace. She, along with her dog, joins their gang and takes part in many swish pick-pocketing sequences, aided by their adorable dogs. She is happy, but never lets go of […]

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Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for a minimalist ‘new you’. Now that the sunny weather is finally making an appearance in Edinburgh, your spring clean senses might be tingling even more. […]

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Crocs are making a comeback

Yes, you did read the title of this article correctly. You might think I’m going mad…surely the rubber monstrosity of a shoe isn’t emerging from the depths of the 2000s where jeans were so low-waisted that you could see pubes? But hear me out here…Crocs are cool, and they will be the shoe of Summer […]

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Why the fashion industry needs a value overhaul

Over the course of the last year, the pace of life has drastically slowed down, allowing a number of important conversations to take place. Important power structures, from Hollywood, to the royal family, to our own university have been called upon to begin the momentous task of dismantling institutionalised patterns of discrimination.  However, the fashion […]

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Born in the wrong fashion generation

In these challenging times, it is an unsurprising (if not instinctual) reaction to long for a different reality. Naturally, we find ourselves looking nostalgically to the past and dreaming about a different way of life, reminiscing about feelings of stability and comfort. Having been boxed inside for almost a year has made us want to […]