Yesterday I went to visit the annual Pin-Up Pop-Up Shop organised by Ronke Fashola, the brains behind vintage-inspired ethical fashion brand Love ur Look. Each year she organises a pop-up featuring a selection of UK independent fashion brands with a vintage style, where you can meet the makers and try on a gorgeous selection of clothing in a wide range of sizes. As well as catching up with the lovely Ronke, looking stunning in her fruity melon dress, it also was great to see Alison from Silly Old Sea Dog

Brunch Club’s most recent adventure (I think we’ve stopped numbering them now, as there have been a lot!) took place on Sunday 22nd July 2018 in hot sunny central London, at Christopher’s, 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD. After an attempt to plan brunch in Walthamstow with mixed results (not everyone could make it, so no review there), our July trip was planned to the next highest ranking restaurant on our list of potential brunch options. The brunch menu at Christopher’s has a lot of delicious sounding options,

Take the time to look closely enough and a garment can be read almost as clearly as words on a page. In this way, archives of garments can provide a unique window into the past, revealing valuable clues to how previous generations shopped, dressed and laundered their clothes. Intact department store tags allow us to compare prices of similar garments from different eras. Laundry instructions on early 1950s bras remind us that nylon was then so new that women, unfamiliar with easy-care fabrics, had to be instructed not to boil

I have kept a close eye on the London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Contour graduates since 2014* and was lucky enough to be invited along to the catwalk event organised by this year’s graduating class. On Thursday 12th July, I headed to east London for an evening of lingerie, loungewear and swimwear, featuring three catwalk presentations and 15 of the class of 2018. The first catwalk featured Kristi Kuiken‘s bridalwear, Laurie Whiteley‘s swimwear, Holly Grace Evans’ loungewear for new mums, plus lingerie collections from Florence Morris-Clarke and Spasena Ilieva. After the catwalk presentation,

[SPOILER ALERT] This article contains mild spoilers for Westworld season 2, mostly in the form of discussion of costumes. I recently finished watching season 2 of Westworld and am still processing the clever storytelling, the visual brilliance, and the excellent performances from a delightfully diverse cast. Despite being set in a ‘wild west’ theme park, the show gradually starts to offer a greater variety of ways of ‘doing’ masculinity and femininity than that setting would usually allow, and two of the most fascinating characters – Maeve and Dolores – evolve

Sustainability is such a huge topic that it can be hard to work out what you can possibly do that will make a difference. It’s easy to become disheartened but, as Christopher Raeburn said at the BFC’s London Craft Week event, “We’re all part of the problem and part of the solution.” We can all make small changes to the way we consume clothing, and cumulatively those small changes will begin to have an effect, whether it’s by changing the way we think and shop, by influencing our friends and

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