Opinion: Fashion and Feminism

Djurdja Bartlett, an expert on Soviet fashion and Senior Research Fellow at London College of Fashion, has written how ‘following the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, one of Lenin’s closest collaborators, Alexandra Kollontai, was shunned by her… View Full Post

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Opinion: A Question of Age

Many of the world’s leading fashion designers for example Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfeld, or Vivienne Westwood, to name but a few, are in their 60s, 70s, even 80s, yet create clothes that the fashion industry… View Full Post

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Opinion: Thought On Why Fashion Matters

Fashion influences most aspects of our 21st century world. Predicated on our need to clothe ourselves, it demonstrates our yearning to wear garments reflecting individuality and our need for beauty, adornment and creativity. We are… View Full Post

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Opinion: Mirror Mirror

Food is more carefully photographed than old people. Food is celebrated while old age is marginalized. Margaret Morganroth Gullette pointed this out at our conference last week, Mirror Mirror, discussing representations and reflections on age… View Full Post

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Opinion: Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is an extraordinarily stimulating event. Not only does it act as a crucible where ideas, arts and crafts are brought together to be juxtaposed, shared and challenged but the backdrop of the… View Full Post

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