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The Power of the Cult Model

October 31, 2014 by Elisa

For the casting of the SS15 show, and the 125th anniversary of the House of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz looked back through the model archive. The designer explained: “I did not want it to feel like a coming-back-type-of-thing, but almost like … Continue reading

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An interview with Edie Campbell

October 28, 2014 by Jessica

I met Edie when we were both about 11 years old on our first day of school. While most girls looked as though they had been dressed by their mothers, Edie wore a black t-shirt with the playboy bunny logo … Continue reading

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Wearable Technology

October 14, 2014 by Lucy

During the summer of 2014, the Barbican staged its Digital Revolution – an exhibition that celebrated technology. From the humble home computer of the 1970s, to innovative special effects and interactive artworks of the present and future, it highlighted the … Continue reading

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Welcome!

October 13, 2014 by Alexis

Please join us in welcoming this year’s MA students on the course Documenting Fashion: Modernity, Films and Image in America and Europe, 1920-1945, taught by Dr Rebecca Arnold. Look out for their posts when they join our blog team next month!

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Fashion Week Reactions Part 4. Redressing Feminism: Chanel’s Fashion Riot

October 10, 2014 by Julia

Under the glass roof of Paris’s Grand Palais, a protest is taking place, a procession of women, signs held aloft, calling for female empowerment, as they stride confidently past the large crowds they have attracted. Its setting is a monumental … Continue reading

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Fashion Week Reactions Part 1

September 30, 2014 by Alexis and Katerina

As part of a special series this week, we give our reactions to the recent fashion weeks… Alexis: “I love New York, I’m a New Yorker, I can’t imagine living anywhere else” – video, DKNY S/S 2015 The city of … Continue reading

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Fashioning the Little Mermaid c. 1935

September 26, 2014 by Katerina

Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale, ‘The Little Mermaid’, is in many respects about a subordinated being who dares to seek a future that defies her society’s expectations. The eponymous protagonist rescues a Prince who falls overboard, and then vows to … Continue reading

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SNAPSHOT: ISABELA CAPETO

September 23, 2014 by Liz

Over the last few seasons the Brazilian fashion designer Isabela Capeto has concentrated on expanding her eponymous design house into a globally recognized brand, at the same time that she has been designing and producing innovative collections. Capeto graduated from … Continue reading

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FASHIONING THE FUTURE

September 19, 2014 by Fruzsi

Sci Fi references come in and out of fashion as futuristic aesthetics periodically capture designers’ imaginations. However, references that may seem forward thinking at first can turn out to be retro-futuristic on closer inspection. Unravelling these unexpected connections is one … Continue reading

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Questioning the value of my Jean Cocteau scarf: modern art, memory, and self

September 16, 2014 by Rebecca

Found in a brocante market in Cannes a few years ago, my Jean Cocteau scarf is a treasure that links me to the Côte d’Azur and modern art throughout the year. Wrapping it round my neck, I feel the warmth, … Continue reading

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