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...

Stop!

Following Mercedes Benz’ Berlin Fashion Week is Stop!: a Moschino fantasy, playing at the races with a fun themed look at where the iconic prints and statements are drawn from for fashion. Creative Director: Emmalynn Photographer: Jerry Fill Make-Up/Hair: Lina Mourey   Model: Louann von Brochwitz Male Models: Jaylon Candler, Joaquin Rivera Assistants: Bart Cops, Julie...

What Makes Us, Reel Good Film Club

For Maria Cabrera and Grace Barber-Plentie, their experiences of the world don’t just come through their gender, but their role as black women in society too. This affects everything: from what they wear, to how they embrace feminism as well as their work at Reel Good Film Club. Most Polyester readers will be familiar with...

What Makes Us, Dream Wife

In the beginning, Dream Wife was meant to be more of an experiment than a band — a way of exploring femininity, women in music and feminist communities through the guise of a girl group. Parodying tropes found in manufactured pop music, each member — Rakel Mjoll, Isabella Podpadec and Alice Go — embodied a...

What Makes Me

Being a Londoner can feel full of contradictions. Allure versus angst. Style versus stress. Are the rent prices really worth it? Is the status of an Oyster card — and our Oyster card holders  — worth belonging to one of the most creative cultures and fashion forward cities in the world? Represented in films and...

Reclaim The Street With Us And Them

The collection Us and Them is about embodying discarded street furniture as a reclamation of the streets by women, and as an act of resistance against the normalisation of patriarchy. The political slogans were inspired by graffiti on mattresses in Hackney, an obvious nod to feminist Artists and particularly poignant to Trump’s inauguration. A metaphor for the dead end situations...

Sugar And Romantic Love

  Natalie Baxter’s Valentine’s inspired shoot ‘Sugar And Romantic Love’ analyses the crazy ex girlfriend trope in the kind of pictures you wish you could send to your ex instead of the occasional Snapchat nude. Because what’s worse – looking jealous or crazy?               Photographer: Natalie Baxter Model: Aimee...

Learning

I wanted to do photo series that documented the different learning experiences a  foreigner can have when they move to China. Each image is reflective of my own personal vision of moving here, but I think it’s one that others who have also moved here would be able to relate to. It reflects the times of...

Oh The Places You’ll Go

16 year old fashion photographer Sophia Wilson enters a Seuss-ian fantasy with NYC youth: The kind of fantastical fairy land that could only ever take place at the fun fair. Photographer: Sophia Wilson  

FaceTime

A collaboration between photographer duo Sally & Emily and make up artist Sissy Sosro: As much as we like to think that we are pretty low maintenance ladies, most women will find themselves with more products than they thought they needed, with more uses than they thought they had. I still stand by coconut oil,...

Been There Done That

This throwback fashion editorial is celebrating all things early noughties, because we just can’t get enough of nostalgia – regardless of if we’ve “been there, done that” or not.   Photography: Muriel Bruschi Styling/Art Direction: Karen Giha