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Inspiration #25: Bella Hadid for EXIT Magazine

Model Bella Hadid photographed by David Roemer for an editorial feature in EXIT Magazine’s Spring 2016 issue. Styled by Sam Ranger, featuring dress and gown offerings from Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Chanel and Hèrmes. Blog post compiled by Editor-in-Chief, Dominika Wojciechowska.

Inspiration #24: Edie Campbell for Vogue Paris

Model Edie Campbell photographed by Harley Weir for Vogue Paris, March 2016 issue. Styled by Jane How, make-up by Miranda Joyce, hair by Anthony Turner, and nails by Adam Slee. * Blog post compiled by Editor-in-Chief, Dominika Wojciechowska.

Inspiration #23: Anna Ewers for ‘Stern Mode’ Magazine

Model Anna Ewers photographed by Ryan McGinley, a fine artist, in an editorial for ‘Stern Mode‘ Magazine Spring/Summer 2016 issue. Styled by Julia von Boegm. * Blog post compiled by Editor-in-Chief, Dominika Wojciechowska.

#News: May

The month just passed saw even more announcements, controversies and social media posts within the fashion industry – for high fashion and high street alike. Here’s the round-up of all the most important fashion news stories for May – read on to find out about the most exciting new collaborations coming soon, and more… >> Gisele Speaks Out Against Animal Trafficking Model Gisele Bundchen has passionately voiced her opinions opposing illegal animal trafficking, through the UN campaign ‘Wild For Life’ – an issue she describes as a “shameful trade pushing species to the edge of extinction”. As part of the campaign, Gisele picked an animal which best represented herself to raise awareness – in her case, the Sea Turtle. The campaign encourages others to pick a ‘spirit animal’ on social media to spread the message. >> New Horizons For M&S The new CEO of Marks and Spencer, Steve Rowe, has announced plans to completely turn around the dwindling retailer, making changes to improve the style, fit and quality of its clothes. He told the BBC’s Today …

“Pas en Service”, Editorial by Stephanie Alcaino

Pas en Service, Editorial featuring model Connie Robinson @ Premier Models, photographed by Stephanie Alcaino. Published in Fashion Philosophy: the Art Issue, available *here*. Hair and make-up by Sharon Massey, styling by Hannah Sargeant. Connie is wearing: cami and shorts from ASOS, blouse from Pitchouguina, sandals from Sadie Clayton (image 1). Two piece top and shorts from Simon Ekrelius (image 2). Bralet is stylist’s own, and culottes from Three Floor (image 3). Jumpsuit is stylist’s own, and sandals from Sadie Clayton (image 4). Jumpsuit from Zara (image 5). And finally, body from River Island (image 6).

Exhibitions [London] – May Edit

Spending the summer in the City never sounds that exiting — nor that boring, just very ‘meh‘ — especially when all the people you know are counting the days away from their departures to jaw-dropping destinations. It would be a huge mistake, however, to undervalue London during summertime; the City is in full bloom with all kinds of events, music festivals, parties — you all know what I’m talking about — but sometimes it’s better to stop to strive for the mesmerizing and incredible summer experience and to enjoy the refreshing quietness of a museum. Any art lover knows that no, museums are not just for rainy days: they are also the perfect haven from the warm and lethargic summer days — and, most importantly, let’s not forget the knowledge you get from them. Here is a list of selected exhibitions in which art, photography, and fashion are explored in countless, various ways — for all the different tastes possible. These exhibitions are currently on, or will start and finish during the month of May, and are held …

#News: April

>> Duchess of Cambridge Graces Vogue’s 100th Issue The Duchess of Cambridge starred in her first ever cover shoot for a fashion publication, as the June issue of Vogue celebrated 100 years of the iconic magazine. The shoot took place in Norfolk, and was photographed by Josh Olins, styled with classic casual-wear in keeping with the pastoral countryside setting. The issue is available to purchase now. >> 100-year-old Model Makes Her Debut Elsewhere in the milestone publication, Vogue 100-year-old, Bo Gilbert appropriately made her debut in the magazine’s 100th issue. In a special Harvey Nichols campaign, the stylish centenarian shone in the bright and playful shoot, wearing Dries Van Noten, Valentino and Victoria Beckham – proving that fashion truly has no age limit. >> Elbaz’s Departure from Lanvin Board Following his departure as creative director of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz has been dismissed entirely from the fashion house’s board of directors, despite continuing to hold shares in the company. This follows after controversy with a majority shareholder, Shaw-Lan Wang, and his subsequent replacement with Bouchra Jarrar, …

Anecdotal Luxury: The Fashion Hybrid Complex

The individuals behind brands such as Hood By Air, Nasir Mazhar and Cottweiler are at the frontier of a new fashion format. They each share the artistic inclination to explore deeper facets of our humanity through their work, revealing something subversive about our species. The way they present their collections is also fitting of this new formation. You can find their clothing seeking refuge from the commotion of commerce in sparse exhibition spaces, moving away from the segue of the runway, indicating the need for a change in the way fashion is communicated. These brands also have a closely connected peer group both online and IRL, which has been described by some fashion critics as “cult” and “tribal”. This description seems banal for an industry which is supposed to encourage collective forms of creativity within communities. The clothing that these brands produce is also more ambiguous and casually constructed than has previously been the norm in traditional fashion circles, leading to their collections being generalised as “streetwear”. This is a term that some designers strongly …