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Friday, June 24, 2022

Tag: fashion

Disappointing and passionless: The Met Gala 2022 review

"More than half of the outfits could have been worn for any other red carpet or film premiere that year."

Oxford Fashion Gala Review

Anna Roberts shares her experience of participating in Oxford's first FADSOC x Industry fashion gala.

Summer 2022 Trend Predictions

Shoes - As someone who struggles to walk in anything with a smaller surface area than a block heel, I am pleased to report...

The Afterlife of a Ballgown

"More than anything else you might buy, a ballgown represents an odd intersection of disposability."

Battle of the vintage fashion eras

Cherwell's fashion editors explain why each of their favourite vintage fashion eras holds a special place in their hearts.

“My wardrobe is not the most cohesive”: Exploring non-binary fashion

Naomi Man explores the blurred lines and performative norms of self-expression in non-binary fashion.

Behind the scenes: fashion and photography in Oxford

"A group as sartorially orientated as one named ‘The Oxford Fashion Society’ inevitably attracts those who care about what they wear. Fastidiously dressed, upright, serious-faced characters come in and sit down quickly. Tote bags are removed from shoulders. Sauntering in alongside, generally attired with less panache, are members of the photography society."

Wearing the colour pink

"just as paler pinks bring to mind troubling questions about our femininity and how we express it, brighter pinks can tread a fine line between feminine power and caricature."

The Black Sheep: On Princess Diana’s statement sweaters

Though she is often remembered for her most daring and glamorous looks, especially the infamous Revenge Dress, I find the Princess of Wales’ casual looks featuring statement sweaters even more iconic. Some have described them as ‘grandma sweaters’ or ‘campy’, but it is clear that they remain influential and appreciated in fashion.

Billie Eilish and the exhaustion of being a young woman in the public eye

Since Billie Eilish burst onto the pop music scene in 2016 with Ocean Eyes, her voice has reverberated around many a bedroom, club, and...

Second Hand Stories

To grow up in my corner of East London, neatly pinpointed between Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, was to grow up around second hand...

Emma Chamberlain and the changing face of fashion

By embracing the fun in fashion, she inspires her viewers to do the same.

Archival fashion is having a renaissance – but is it here to stay?

And really, where else is there for a fashion enthusiast to turn other than to the past?

‘Lockdown made me do it’: the sustainable benefits of getting crafty

"If people were making a small fortune on Depop and Etsy (occasionally funded by me) by selling vintage and up-cycled clothes, I might as well try doing it for myself on a budget." Sophie Wright discusses how she turned old into new by upcycling during lockdown.

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