On April 10th 2017 Edward Enninful was confirmed as the new editor-in-chief at British Vogue, making him the successor to Alexandra Shulman, and quite frankly I couldn’t have been more excited. Shulman needed to go. This was an opinion I formed last year whilst watching ‘Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue’. In this two-part documentary (well worth the watch btw) she came across as cold, calculating and, to be blunt, rather clueless. Shulman was predicatable, and boring. Anyone can see the covers she’s produced over the last year have been nothing short of dull. That’s why I’m so excited about the appointment of Enninful, and this grew even more when his first cover debuted last week.
‘Fashion today is the number 2 most polluting industry on earth, second only to the oil industry.’ – Andrew Morgan.
During one of my lectures it was recommended to us that we should watch the documentary, ‘The True Cost’. It took me a few weeks to finally get round to this, something I now regret immensely. Whilst a heartbreaking and harrowing watch, ‘The True Cost’ illustrated the faults in the fashion industry that need to change, and need to change soon. Don’t get me wrong I love clothes. I love buying clothes. I love wearing clothes. I love following fashion trend after fashion trend. What I have discovered is that I don’t necessarily love the consequence of this.
As a tween I loved H&M. When I heard the news a store was opening in my small town, I queued with my friend to make sure I would be one of the first to walk through the doors – even though I ended up purchasing a hideous dress that I still cringe at the thought of today. Since then I definitely feel I have somewhat outgrown the brand. To be honest I don’t really want a hoodie that has ‘trouble maker’ written on the front anymore. However when the H&M x Erdem collection was announced my interest was peaked once again.
During my first week of University, we were set a project on the colour black. Now I’m not sure if it was the hangovers, freshers flu or a deadly combination of the both, but this task left me confused for most of the week. I had no strong opinions on the colour black. I mean sure, most of my wardrobe consists of various shades of the colour, but that didn’t mean I had enough knowledge on black to make two whole mood boards. When my course leader informed us we were to make a mood board on why we ‘love’ and why we’re ‘over’ black, I was quite honestly dreading it. View Post
Every year Pantone announce their Colour of the Year. This is a colour they feel symbolises what is going on the world culturally, thus reflecting the mood and emotions of what’s happening in society. This year they went with ‘Greenery’. A colour which at first I’ll admit didn’t excite me. No offence to Kermit, I’m just not a big fan of green, and to be honest initially didn’t see how this was a colour that was reflecting anything going on in my life. That was until I delved a little deeper. View Post