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The trouble with microtrends

18th February 2022

Dorota Dziki outlines the harms caused by the rapid trend cycles perpetuated by Youtube and Tiktok. Microtrends, or short-lived trends, are a plague on the fashion industry, reinforced by huge try-on hauls popular on TikTok and Youtube. Thanks to fast-fashion brands such as Shein, AliExpress and Pretty Little Thing, dupes of expensive and excessive amounts ...


Trouble in Tinseltown: the fallout of film crews threatening picketing

17th November 2021

In October 2021 blue-collar film workers threatened to bring Hollywood to a standstill through strikes. Patrick explores what became of the worker’s cries of mistreatment. This autumn, the negotiations between IATSE, the union representing film workers in the USA and Canada, and AMPTP, the association representing production companies such as Netflix, Disney, and Amazon, went ...