Meet East London’s Muslim Model Ready to Shake Up the Industry

‘I ain’t no Kendall Jenner but I’m a black muslim girl from east london that’s about to finesse the modelling industry’ wrote Shahira Yusuf on Twitter back in November. Born in Somalia and hailing from East London, the 20 year old’s statement has since been retweeted almost 60,000 times, making her entrance into the fashion world one ofContinue reading “Meet East London’s Muslim Model Ready to Shake Up the Industry”

‘Mad about Mimi’, interview with Mimi Wade, Twin

Mimi Wade is one of the most exciting designers to have come out of London in the last few seasons. With her hyper feminine, seductive and playful designs she has created a new space for women to enjoy dressing up, and in doing so invites women to enjoy their bodies and the power they hold.Continue reading “‘Mad about Mimi’, interview with Mimi Wade, Twin”

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Skirt? Why New Menswear Designers Can’t Go Mainstream

‘Everything was worn with cowboy boots, many of them gold. They made me think of Myra Breckinridge, possibly Galliano’s sly way of underscoring that all fashion is drag,’ wrote Tim Blanks recently in his review of Maison Margiela’s couture show. That fashion is about performance is not new. Generations of designers have used clothes to explore ideas, and inContinue reading “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Skirt? Why New Menswear Designers Can’t Go Mainstream”

LFW | House of Holland AW16

Henry Holland rummages in history to create a glam vision of fashion’s future. Blast from the past Under the theme of ‘Backstage Flappers’, House of Holland took inspiration from the 1920’s and the 1970’s to create a party fuelled, effortlessly sexy collection. Showing everything from slinky slip dresses to rainbow shifts, loose fitting 70’s shapesContinue reading “LFW | House of Holland AW16”

LFW | DANIELLE ROMERIL AW16

LFW | DANIELLE ROMERIL AW16 An eclectic range of influences made for a fun, quirky presentation at Danielle Romeril. A Royal Sport Romeril’s AW16 collection took inspiration from influences as disparate as a portrait of Isabel de Valois, Consort of King Philip II of Spain, the football scarf and stripes on cycling jerseys. The outcomeContinue reading “LFW | DANIELLE ROMERIL AW16”

Wonderland| PHOEBE ENGLISH AW16

Phoebe English gave an eerie presentation, set in a dystopian waiting room. The Waiting Room  Phoebe English brought her presentation to life this season, realising her collection within the bleak setting of a waiting room. With a soundtrack that evoked the darkest recesses of Dante’s Inferno – “your call is very important to us, pleaseContinue reading “Wonderland| PHOEBE ENGLISH AW16”

Mary Benson AW16, Wonderland report

Skater girls and vampire slayers joined forces for an energetic display at Mary Benson. Bewitched  Taking inspiration from cult 90s TV series’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mary Benson conjured some witchy numbers that will have many under their spell this season. A floor length hooded denim dress, beautifully illustrated with gold, was adorned with SwarovskiContinue reading “Mary Benson AW16, Wonderland report”