Creative Turnover on the Rise

Creative directors are the innovative leaders in advertising and marketing within a brand; the vital role in all the arts and entertainment industries. Currently, the fashion industry has an incredibly fast-paced turnover, due to the increased demand for instant gratification by millennials. With fashion evolving, churning fresh ideas is important to keep locked in the eyes of the largest consumer base.

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Beautycon London 2017

On 2nd December, Beautycon returned to Kensington Olympia for the third time, and I was lucky enough to go and check out what all the hype was about. For those of you that don't know, Beautycon is an annual beauty convention, thanks to our friends across the pond. The event that started in America has gained so much success and popularity that they decided to bring it to the UK. The event still going strong, I decided that as a beauty lover myself, it was time to see what I was missing out on. The event promises a range of stalls that you can buy beauty products from... but the best part? It’s all at discounted prices. What’s not to love?

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The New IT Bag Trend

I’ve been looking for a new bag for two years. Yes, that is a mighty long time to be looking for something, which primarily holds crushed up receipts - but whilst the inside may conceal, the outside of a bag needs to reveal...

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The Question of Gender

Gender, a hot topic of late, especially looking into the distinction between genders and how they play a part in our everyday lives. Differences in gender in the workplace has been an issue amongst many industries over the years, discussing opportunities and equal pay. However, I want to focus on something that isn’t focused on as frequently in gender roles; the place of the heterosexual male in the fashion industry. In an industry where women occupy 70% of the workforce, and are the primary consumer in the industry.

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Does Fashion Need Cultural Appropriation To Work?

A last-minute name-drop or sweeping statement simply does not cut it, when it comes to paying homage to the fashion of a certain group, culture, or individual. This is because the ‘homage’  comes with the expectation of a respectful acknowledgment from one party to another. Ideally, the brand publicly validates, and communicates the origin of their design choices. However, some believe that appropriating fashion without any real knowledge or cultural references, is offensive and should not be worn,  as it dishonors the background it originates from.

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Industry Icons to Music Majors

When it comes to runway shows, especially infamous Fashion Week, the focus seems to settle on the “who’s who” and what they are wearing, rather than the collection that gathered to view in the first place. This has been longstanding, but in recent decades we’ve seen a shift from the business moguls, models, editors and socialites occupying the exclusive front row to singers, rappers, and DJs.

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J.W Anderson Heattech Striped School Scarf

The newly hyped collection from J.W.Anderson and Uniqlo, is a collaboration for Autumn/Winter 2017. It represents British design meeting Japanese style and diversity. The collection, which dropped on September 19th, includes a range of pieces for both men and woman, including accessories. From popularity, the J.W Anderson Heattech striped school scarf has proven much interest following on from the football scarf. The oversized scarves are proving to be a staple in every wardrobe this Winter, with big brands such as Adidas jumping on the hype after releasing the now sold-out Gosha Rubchinskiy X Adidas Scarf. Keeping with tradition, bright colours are also being incorporated into the newly dropped scarves, with Kenzo as another example releasing a bright blue ‘team scarf’.

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Creative, Model and Sneaker Enthusiast Aleali May Collaborates with Jordan

Model, stylist, sneaker enthusiast, and one of Instagram's favourite fashion influencers, Aleali May recently released her collaboration with Jordan brand. This was her first official collaboration with the brand - only the second woman to collaborate with Jordan so far - and, judging by the success of the release it may not be the last. The first female co-designer for Jordan was Vashtie Kola, back in 2010, but May’s release of her 'Satin Shadows' collaboration is the first to release a pair available in men’s and kids sizes.

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Diet Prada: Copycat Police

Copycat fashion puts an ironic twist on an imitation of well-known, established or upcoming designer wares or logos, and it’s hit its peak. Copycat items can now be found for sale everywhere on the Internet, and even some boutique stores around the city.

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Tokyo Brings the Focus Back to the Fashion

Since its beginning in 2005, Tokyo Fashion Week has been one of the most eye-catching fashion weeks around the globe. The recent takeover of Seoul fashion week by Amazon Fashion from Mercedes is a move to help increase the coverage and attention that Tokyo Fashion Week really deserves. With only 50,000 fashion enthusiasts turning out, only a quarter of what New York would see. Being at the receiving end of four very busy fashion weeks does have its drawbacks for Tokyo. Amazon is using its power to reel in more of the big brands, some that we are more familiar with on the western side.

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From the Ground, Up

Over the past month, we have been overloaded with shots from fashion weeks around the globe. But unlike five years ago, an increasing number are not from the dark depths of the shows, which many of us don't get to experience first hand, but from the street outside.

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Modern Culture in Designs from Emerging Talent

This month, the Kingston Fashion Design Catwalk marked the ten-year anniversary of their MA collections, and documented ten fresh designer's pieces. Presented on the catwalk, were designs from upcoming industry influencers showcasing a variety of collections with a twisted concept of modern art. The selected designers from the final class of 2017 each disclosed a collection consisting of sixteen exclusive pieces.

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Isabel Marant Review: Summer 2018 Collection

Isabel Marant will welcome menswear for the first time in their Summer 2018 collection. With androgynous fits and broad cuts; from tight leather leggings to oversized grandad-knits, it's safe to say they've got it all. The collection celebrates the bright nightlife of California and is all about experimentation, throwing together hidden treasures together like a teenager in a thrift shop.

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