McBling: The Early 2000s You Always Knew Existed

Tube tops, lip gloss, and Juicy Tracksuits are back whether you like it or not. While some refer to this era as the “Naughties” or “Early 2000s”, another name is circulating through the Internet. Enter McBling. The name was coined through a Facebook page in 2016 and has generated over 5,000 members. The admin of...

Is the ‘Anti-Fashion Movement’ Just Another Trend?

Chanel not only invented ingenious ways of making women look twenty years younger, but she also contrived brilliant inventions for making them look expensively poor. – Cecil Beaton The Life of Pablo concert started and the migrant chic fashion show started and they were both wonderful. – Anna Wintour’s much-criticised description of the Adidas Yeezy season...

Women In Menswear: Katie Eary

In conversation with Katie Eary, it is easy to see that she is just as, if not more, audacious than her riotous collections. Characterised by an unabashed charisma and a snappy wit, Katie Eary ushers in a new kind of menswear — one that is reinvented through a cheeky mix of bold prints and the...

Nomi & Martine

Singer-songwriter Nomi Ruiz, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY on a heavy dose of Hip Hop, Freestyle, Pop and House Music .  As a child, she began composing songs around Hip-Hop heavy street samples. Her velvety vocals, personal lyrical content and dark melody lines found refuge in these raw arrangements, creating a unique brand...

The Doll Diaries

When was it that we started dressing for others acceptance and stopped wearing what we wanted?   The first beats of music start to play in the background. Sometimes it’s the latest pop song that’s been blasted on the radio for days, other times it’s something from Bach’s concerto No 6 (It always makes it...

Edward Meadham on Blue Roses Chapter Two

It’s hard to feel overtly joyful about anything existing within the current fashion industry. I may be a pessimist, but perhaps rightly so. With most designers dripping their collections in a frankly distasteful pseudo-irony combined with a lack of imagination and a misplaced fetishisation of banality — as each season ticks by, what appears on...

FF/17

Titled ‘FF/17‘ standing for freedom in fashion, based on a predicted trend for SS/17 – underwear garments worn as outerwear. My campaign aims to normalise this fashion, and liberates women in doing so. Making a statement that women in this day and age now have the freedom within their wardrobes to wear what they wish...

Black Widow

Dalong Yang’s “Black Widow” shows a woman at her darkest – not devouring the male but contemplating her own self. This series analyses the possible luxuries of womanhood alongside the grim underbelly of female existence. Regardless of how evil we may ever be to one another, the person we’re worst to is always ourselves. Photographer:...

Hoarding Nostalgia

   My happiest days were in the 90’s when I was raised by my grandmother. A habitual hoarder, she collected all kinds of one-of-a-kind, miscellaneous stuff. Sometimes preciously displayed and sometimes stored underneath dust, she never let them go. Despite some people calling her having ‘bad taste’ and weird fixation, she went on and created her own fantastic...

Go For Gold — part one

In our latest photo series ‘Go For Gold’ we seek to not only represent the weird and wonderful contributors who have made the zine what it is over the past two years, but those who inspire them on the daily. While we all may idolise people online, on the streets or from viewing their work,...

SculptHER

A collaboration between Eva Zar and Shop Holographic Fantasy, SculptHER is a collection created to represent the antithesis of current global positions on fashion. Each garment is made of raw silk that has been naturally dyed with turmeric, berries or coffee. The clothes are hand stitched and intended to show wear over time – allowing...

What Makes Me, Clio Peppiatt

For anyone working in fashion within the U.K, London is the immediate and seemingly only choice to continue a career and curate a brand. For Clio Peppiatt, of her eponymous brand, this is far from a negative. London is vibrance, London is diverse and above all else, London is female strength. Peppiatt’s focus on feminism...