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
I’m glad you asked. There is just something about Celine isn’t there? An overwhelming sensation takes over every time I browse through the perfected lookbook or prized show. A good reason, then, to ponder the reasons as to why this French label consumes the best of us – straight from the typing fingers of an… Continue reading How is Celine Just So Good?
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.
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis. The age old saying “one’s trash is another's treasure” is becoming increasingly applicable in fashion today. Upcycling, the process of converting old, used or waste materials into something new and useful, is a technique growing in momentum and interest - whether it’s a well-worn pair of denim jeans,… Continue reading these new gen designers are making upcycling chic.