Faustine Steinmetz LFW SS16 Presentation Report

When we think of Faustine Steinmetz, handwoven shredded denim usually springs to mind, but forget what you thought you knew – this season marked the designers  venture into new realms of territory. For SS16, our everyday staples were reimagined and distorted through a surreal lens, with the help of conceptual influences from artists Salvador Dali...

Le Petite Fleur- Pre LFW Showcase Interview

Brought together by their creative director Rob Phillips, Le Petite Fleur is creative collaboration between five recent graduates from London College of Fashion. The collaboration consists of fashion and textiles students Kate Donald, Rosemary Lambert and Kate Cheung Wing Ki, contour student Sian O’Neil and jewellery student Tanaporn Wongsa. Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian flower shows,...

Fyodor Golan SS16 Show Report

           What do you get when you marry the inspirations of transformers, rave, space, hippies and geishas with sexuality, pop, childhood and nature? I couldn’t guess either, but think badass futuristic babes baring lots of skin, clad in plastic, chiffon, and ruffles, all whilst taking cues from Princess Ardala. Channeling retro...

Molly Goddard SS16 Presentation Report

    Following a life drawing class for her first presentation in February 2015, Molly Goddard returns this season serving up soggy sandwiches and her trademark tulle. Goddard’s coming of age style, for me, always seems to incur the misplaced memories of the nostalgic nineties. Remember waking up on the day of your Birthday party...

Play Time Playlist! Vol. 1, Its Our Birthday.

This time of year comes with an overwhelming sense of change, (my hair is freshly seaweed turquoise), and the dire need to buy a shit load of new stationery (scented gel pens anyone?). That’s September for you, c ya l8r summer – it’s back to school and back to work. Oi. None of that doom...

Fyodor Golan Studio Visit

Before their SS16 show later this week, we visit the Fyodor Golan studio to discuss fashion as an art form, striking a balance between creativity and commerciality and keeping up with the pace of London. Sugar, spice, and everything nice, that’s what girls, and London based label Fyodor Golan, are made of. However Fyodor Podgorny and...

Horoscopes By Una Jynxx- September 2015

[cycloneslider id=”2823″] Meet Una Jynxx, 16 year old oracle of the internet and Polyester’s resident astrologer. A word from Una… *A note 4 all zodiax* Make sure to back everything up ritually, Mercury goes into retrograde on the 17th of September. Mercury rules all forms of communication, from speaking to editing, and when it begins to retrograde,...

Why Do I Use The Shell In My Work?

  Seeing through the eyes of the Shell- Glacier Girl’s second column. The extreme grossness of the logo is used as a symbol of evil and destruction rather than a direct portrayal. I am trying to show that effectively we are all wearing shell and reiterating the fact that we are blind to this. I...

When I Talk About About Taking Up Space

This is my personal conclusion to the series of interviews I conducted for Polyester, ‘Collective Practices- Making Space For Female Creativity’. The story of how I came to write these and the struggles surrounding women and the spaces in which they reside. When I talk about taking up space, I don’t just mean literal space,...

Polyester First Birthday Celebrations- A Day of Panels & Workshops.

  To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of our first zine we invite contributors past and present, as well as the Polyester team, to curate a full day of feminist n queer workshops and panels. ʸ(ᴖ́◡ु⚈᷉)♡⃛ (♡ ὅ ◡ ὅ )ʃ♡  Fundraising for Polyester issue four. Tickets are £8 for the full day,...

Live Fast Die Young, Gross Girls do it Well

My body does something gross at least once a day – from producing an assortment of goos, to picking God knows from between my thighs, to sticking my finger into my belly button and sniffing it. Human bodies are gross, but girls’ bodies are grosser. For whatever reason, I’ve always thought that you have reached...

Remember the Glaciers: Introducing Elizabeth Farrell

Most commonly known in the virtual world as Glacier Girl, I am a 19-year-old visual environmental activist from London. I was awarded a ‘Gap Scholarship’, (for this year), by the Royal Geographical Society for my project ‘Remember The Glaciers’ and am starting university in September to study geography and environmental studies. Remember The Glaciers aims...