Fashion



Splitting toes and opinions

8th January 2022

Gabriel Wheway explores the controversial Margiela Tabi boot. Constructed from chic leather panels, a chunky heel, and a distinctively hoof-like front, Maison Margiela’s unique piece of footwear has become an iconic silhouette and the fashion house’s most notable creation to date.  This unique piece, however, was not an organic creation of Margiela. The first Tabi ...


Manus x Machina: 3D printing in the fashion world

28th December 2021

Rachael Allan explores the future of accessible technologies in fashion. The fusion of fashion and technology was at the forefront of the media during the 2016 Met Gala, when the theme “Manus x Machina” was chosen as an exploration into this unfamiliar dynamic. Manus (the hand) meeting machina (the machine) is fundamental to fashion, and ...


Is faux the way to go?

19th December 2021

Elena Adams weighs up the pros and cons to wearing animal products in a time where ethical and sustainable consumption is in the spotlight.  In the past, fur has been perceived as a symbol of wealth and status. However, in recent years many major fashion companies have banned it: Gucci in 2017, Versace in 2019 ...


Fashion’s French love affair

19th December 2021

Fashion can be fickle, but the style of the French New Wave era continues to appeal to the fashion world. Why? Trends come and go, but classics are forever. Few styles can boast about holding such a mantle, yet, with a hypnotically red-lipped smile and raised eyebrow, La Nouvelle Vague has endured.  It comes as ...


Fashion on Film: Euphoria

17th November 2021

Lorna Doyle explains why Euphoria emboldened her to make braver fashion choices. Lauded as Gen Z’s answer to Skins, HBO’s 2019 drama Euphoria lives up to the style of the classic teen drama rooted in the extremes of sex, drugs, depression, and an accompanying sense of impending doom. Euphoria was the first instance of mainstream ...


Returning to campus fashion-foot forward

21st September 2021

Katrina Williams is approaching campus fashion from a new perspective post-pandemic The pavements of Glasgow Uni’s West End campus have historically been packed to the brim with fashion-conscious students. Back in those glorious pre-pandemic days when we had a strict ten-minute changeover between lectures (yet another thing you took from me, Zoom), my first-year commute ...


Making a statement: fashion and female leadership

30th April 2021

Our columnist Haneul Lee considers whether it’s anti-feminist to label fashion coverage as insignificant.  Though I am in no way a fashion expert, the media coverage of various female leaders over the past few years piqued my interest. The number of women getting involved in politics has been rising – in the UK, there has ...


The value of upcycling

4th April 2021

Rejuvenating and repurposing items for your living space. When the first lockdown was announced last March, I, like so many others, panicked at the thought of having so much free time and impulsively bought 150 embroidery threads spanning the entire colour spectrum. Upcycling is the conversion of old belongings into something new and repurposing them ...


Clothing my conundrum of conscience

8th March 2021

Theatre Editor Ananya Vankatesan looks at the troubles surrounding ethical fashion. I don’t know about you but I love dressing up. I love looking at the mirror, admiring my outfit, and telling myself that I look drop-dead gorgeous. In order for me to do that, I need to buy dresses that I like, outfits that ...


From runway to screen

23rd February 2021

Ahead of Milan fashion week, Olivia Marrins details what it will look like on-screen. As nearly every social event is rescheduled, cancelled, or taken to Zoom, it is no surprise that Milan fashion week has traded up bustling live venues for digital runways. This fashion exhibition showcases autumn/winter 2021/2022 collections across January and February through ...