We Catch up with Jess “Biig Piig” Smyth

Jess “Biig Piig” Smyth is a half-Irish, half-Spanish singer-songwriter based in Hammersmith. At just the age of 20 she exudes soul, confidence and writes with a certain conversational poetry. Creating tunes with London’s cutting-edge Nine8 collective, a group of underground musicians, artists, and designers. Collaborating on projects spanning music, filmmaking, and clothing design, Biig Piig...

This Queer Chinese Electropop Star Is Speaking Out

Chenta Tsai aka Putochinomaricón (translated as “FuckingChineseFaggot”) is a Chinese electropop singer and musician who talks about racism and being migrant and LGBTQ+ in this homo/transphobic country that is Spain, minorities, being bullied, and pop culture. His videos are always very DIY, and he’s so charismatic. His first hit in his career was to sing...

Louise Cook: The First Woman To Gain A World Rally Championship Title

Polyester spoke to the champion few days before the beginning of the World Rally Championship season. In many countries, the road ahead is long and full of obstacles for a woman who wants to drive or to get involved in a Motorsport environment. Until September 2017, women weren’t allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. At...

MAKE SOME NOISE: Polyester x PUSSYLIQUOR

PUSSYLIQUOR are one of the hottest new bands around, self- described as ‘unapologetic punk female power,’ the four piece from Brighton are taking no shit when it comes to making their way in the world. In the first in her monthly msuic column for Polyester, Georgia Evans caught up with lead singer Ari to talk...

India’s Gaze On Women: Priyanka Shah

It’s hard to be a woman in India. From birth many suffer the consequence of gender hierarchy, where baby boys take the top spot in many families as they are considered both good luck and a blessing. As a female you’re at a disadvantage in society before you’ve even started your life. With a more...

Inside London’s Feminist Wrestling Club

  Watch out: female wrestling is not just a fiction popularised by Netflix. At EVE, the London club of “Punk, Feminist and Riot Grrrl of Pro-Wrestling” women are rocking and kicking asses.   This Sunday 4th of March, it was cold in The Resistance Gallery, the place where EVE’s members are training. “Don’t worry, you...

Women In Menswear: Michiko Koshino

Michiko Koshino has been a veteran of the menswear industry since moving to the UK in the 1980s. Along with the new wave of Japanese designers that have forever changed the London fashion scene, Michiko has offered up a new vision for menswear — one that is characterised by experimental silhouettes and a unique streetwear...

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...

What Sex Means To Those Who Have Been Sexually Exploited

Sex. To someone who hasn’t been chained in an attic, beaten, strangled, and raped, sex can mean love. Sex can mean pleasure. Sex can mean adventure. Sex can mean children, and family, and more love. Love and pleasure are not what victims of human trafficking equate to the performance of any sexual act.Young girls and...

Whatever, No Big Deal

One creative woman interviews another – we get to know whatevernbd.com – who’s creating queer LA fashion statements celebrating all things DIY. From weed culture to the gender binary, this interview conducted by Rebecca Zephyr Thomas gets to know not just everything about this popular indie brand, but the owner Kelsey Rubenstein too. What made you...

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...

Jouana Jasim On Finding Escapism

Somewhere in between claustrophobic boredom and an underlying creative desire Jouana Jasim found art (or maybe art found her). The things we wholly and truly love often have a funny way of finding us. We may never know we need something, and then soon enough we can’t imagine life without it. Or maybe we have...