This post was written for Fashion Journal. Do we all just want to be kids again? Fashion is often referred to as a cycle: from the lifecycle of a garments life in the sustainability conversation to the revival of trends. There’s a new cycle on the horizon, though – one where we rewind our wardrobes… Continue reading We Unpack Why Adults Are Trying to Dress Like Children
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Maybe we need to take a step back and adjust the way we consume. No matter how much I read, or how many podcasts I listen to, sustainable fashion doesn’t become clearer. What makes a label sustainable? How many “sustainable” decisions do brands have to make before they… Continue reading Is Circular Fashion The Real Deal?
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Let’s learn a thing or two from the made-to-order model. It’s no secret the world of haute couture is elusive, aloof, and exists only to serve those in the upper echelons. Couture garments are made for people with millions to spare (and a sprawling walk-in-wardrobe, no doubt). While… Continue reading Could Couture be the Most Sustainable Form of Fashion?
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Avoiding the perils of landfill. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twenty years, you’ll be familiar with the perils of landfill. We’ve got masses of waste building up in dumps and floating in the ocean with nowhere to go. It’s a sickening image. What’s… Continue reading A Guide to Disposing of Your Old Things Sustainably
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Sustainability is a big word; with so many individual interpretations, it can be hard to grasp fully. It’s easy to get lost in the semantics, but we can break it down. Here are five simple considerations to take in order to build a more sustainable wardrobe. Wash better… Continue reading 5 Rules to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe
This post was originally written for Fashion Journal. Fur is a hot topic at the moment. Gucci and Michael Kors have scrapped it from future collections and online retailers are pulling the plug. Authentic fur wearers are heckled and harassed while faux lovers embrace the comfort of cruelty-free clothing. But for those of us looking… Continue reading Does Faux Fur Live Up to the Sustainable Hype?
This post was originally written for Fashion Journal. And why ‘Made in China’ doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We’ve all heard the reports regarding China’s horror pollution; daily air contamination readings are frequently concerning for citizen health. While facts are often dire, China’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change last year… Continue reading How We Could All Learn a Thing or Two From China’s Approach to Sustainable Fashion
Each Fashion Week brings an iteration of the new: varied locations, original concepts, bold stunts. Of course, this past New York fashion week was no different. Now, more than ever, I have come to notice two different camps in fashion. There are the ‘party-party’ show-ers and the ‘make a statement’ do-ers. Rag & Bone’s Fall… Continue reading Fashion Week’s Humanitarian Side
Every feed, every day, for the last month or so, I’ve scrolled by the doom and gloom: ‘the end of NYFW’. A very hot topic. I suppose it’s left me wondering though if we are apparently so obsessed with the downfall, are we too distracted to see the positive – the collections themselves? The New… Continue reading Let’s Stop Talking About the End of NYFW and Focus on the Fashion
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis, edited by Clare Press. Adidas is making a name for itself as a self-aware, convention-challenging label. Following the brand’s partnership with Parley for the Oceans, a new collab is set to launch which, on purpose or otherwise, poses a poignant question to our consumerist society: Have we reached peak instant… Continue reading the slow sneakers everybody’s talking about.