Mass clothing production in fashion has been a problem for the industry ever since massive online stores like Asos and Missguided grabbed our hearts and purses with their enormous clothing range, next day delivery and relatively low prices.
After seeing the Alexander McQueen A/W 12/13 collection a couple of weeks back, I was not impressed. I felt that Sarah Burton had ridden away too far from the McQueen aesthetic for this fashion event- that it was not what the brand was about. In a way, I felt I was right, but after last … Continue reading Alexander McQueen Dress
Fashion books are one of the best ways to browse through an overview of a particular category or style, and it is through them that I have learnt the majority of what I know about the fashion industry, whether it is technical terminology found in the DK fashion history tome 'Fashion' or the inspiration I have had because of 'Nostalgia in Vogue'. I wanted to compile a list of four essential fashion books that remain timeless and offer a view of fashion from a different perspective.
This was a review of 'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins that I did for the Courier in the last academic year. As the trailer for the film version of this critically acclaimed book is currently going viral online, here is a review of the 'book of 2015' that is coming to cinemas this October. … Continue reading The Girl on the Train Review
Unfortunately I had not read any of the previous works by Eleanor Catton, and purchased the book on a whim (not in half directed by the gloriously inky-blue cover), hoping for a book that would transport me away from the mundane act of studying. The Luminaries is foremost a complex web of human relationships and … Continue reading The Luminaries Book Review
Dear God I have not read fiction in a long time. After marveling at the book for quite a while (I love beautiful covers), I decided to pick it up properly and read it, back to front. Now as a bookworm will know, I had a very hard time putting it down owing to too … Continue reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Dear Mr Pratchett, Many times I have leafed through your wonderful Discworld chronicles, expecting to understand why people I knew always loved your books. Then I began to search in them, to look deeper and to read every page like it was an adventure- I could feel the pages speeding up as my eyes … Continue reading RIP Terry Pratchett- One Huge Imagination Gone…