The 19 year-old feminist fine artist, Robyn Nichol from West Yorkshire caught our attention with her beautiful and raw artwork all on display on her Dropr website. As an artist, Robyn strives to use different mediums from sewing and embellishment to painting and photography, with each piece projecting a relatable message. Robyn says her drive…
The Cultural Black Hole of High Fashion
Charles Caleb Colton is responsible for the overused phrase: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Gee, thanks, Colton. That may be the case. But sometimes it’s just blatantly copying. Fashion. Week. Twice a year the microcosm of the fashion world is in a frenzy. Designers trying to impress insiders, fans and the general public…
Gyrl Gaze- Zarina Muhammad
It’s no secret that the internet is no longer a secret realm set apart from our day to day life. We’re using the net to create spaces for ourselves and invade spaces that have deemed us unworthy. This fortnightly column will serve as a platform where I get to introduce rad girls of colour who…
Words we wish were in the Oxford English Dictionary, but for now the Polyester Dicktionary will have to do. scovenge\ [scho-venge] \ verb scoveng∙ing: scoveng∙ed scovenge is a confident walk some does when they’re feeling sassy that day. Did you see Chloe scovenging today? Look at him scovenge down the street. Illustrations by Emma Farrant
Selfies: Strike a Pose and Ditch the Patriarchy
Everybody nowadays seems to have their own opinion regarding selfies; from being a narcissistic damaging action to women’s empowerment, to a harmless trend and part of the cyber antics that have come to represent our generation in popular culture.
The Cat That Got The Cream – Polyester Loves Clio Peppiatt
Since her graduate collection in 2013, Clio Peppiatt has been the new designer to watch.
Words we wish were in the Oxford English Dictionary, but for now the Polyester Dicktionary will have to do. frute\ [froot] \ adj frut∙er: frut∙est A frute is someone who dresses or displays behaviours that are a combination of funky and cute. 1: CUTE, FUNKY, PRETTY, ATTRACTIVE,FUN, AMAZING, ADORABLE, SWEET, COOL. That coat looks so…
Hannah Le Feuvre
As well as writing for Polyester Hannah is a contributor to The Coven and Bunny Collectives online. When she isn’t on the web she likes riding her (pink) bike and eating burgers, currently trying to survive her last year of Fine Art at Chelsea College of art and design, she needs all the burgers she…
How to Handle Twitter Beef
Louisa Rogers is just another crazy cat lady obsessed with vintage Kenzo. Her photography is an amalgamation of dingy snapshots of London life, colourful editing and her all consuming obsession with MySpace glitter graphics. Links: www.louisarogers.tumblr.com Twitter @lgrphotography WORK FOR POLYESTER: LITTLE MONSTERS