Farid Bin Karim is the first student to graduate from the MSc Wearable Futures degree and has created a body of written work entitled "Couturier and the Art of Survival: a Technologist's Guide". This work is the result of Farid's ambitious attempt to explore the appetite within the 'closed-shop' of couture for current and future technologies.
I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.
The demise of the British high street, along with traditional retail, has been well documented in recent years. Indicating perhaps that we have finally reached peak stuff. Such saturation now causes us to seek experiences over material goods. And those who provide the goods are faced with the challenge of convincing us to buy.
Slow fashion is instead about evolving a personal style and incorporating consciousness into fashion, not manically following seasonal trends but rather staying true to yourself. This is why we put together this little list, to highlight the nine things you need to know about slow fashion!
Photo Credit: Screenshot/ X Factor Official Facebook Page During and after the second live show of the X-Factor 2016, some of the fans expressed th...
Denmark is not only world-famous for its design tradition, it is also a country that is leading in terms of social and environmental mindfulness. The following Danish fashion brands proof that a high sense of aesthetics, fashion-forwardness and responsible production methods can perfectly complement one another.
But what struck me as I peddled through city after city, each offering a kaleidoscope view into how our clothes, textiles, tiles, electronics to even our door knobs are made, is how disconnected Western people are with the impact of our consumption on communities around the world.
These are some of the words I frantically tapped into my iPhone notes during Fyodor Golan's stunning London Fashion Week presentation: 'tender, ferocious, glitchy, primal, diverse'. The words hit me in digital waves
Every season has it's key pieces, the indispensable: these are my top 5. If you don't already own them then you should treat yourself. They will effortlessly update your style for the cold season ahead.
It's pretty clear that the phenomenon of street style is here to stay. This Fashion Week I was out on the streets of London to scout for the best style, trends and why is the capital the most fashionable in the world. London Fashion Week might have ended but what a busy week it was.
As Prime Minister of Great Britain May, is daring to dress - like Michelle Obama, like both Queen Elizabeths - in a way that adds to, rather than apologises for, her femininity. Hillary Clinton's advisors, take note. Because in these fraught times a female politician needs every weapon she can lay hands on.
The term Scandi style is bandied around by millennials and hipsters, but have they got it right? I recently read a feature in a well known UK glossy magazine about Scandi style based on the recent Copenhagen fashion week.
The trend to wear lingerie as outerwear is growing momentum. With Vogue showing us how to perfect the lingerie as outerwear trend and with the most recent lingerie inspired catwalks, it got me wondering. Will it ever be acceptable for you or I to reveal the underwear beneath our clothes?
Laundry practices, clothing design and resource consumption has been the focus of my research over the past eight years. While laundry is a pretty mundane chore that most of us don't like to spend too much time doing, let alone thinking about, it's also an extremely resource intensive and polluting practice.
For me fashion has always been a feminist issue - not only because clothes can empower you, but also because the clothes we wear are most likely being sown and made by other women - so we carry their stories with us every single day.
Sustainability's foundation is based on 3P's ; they are -- People, Planet and Profit. It is important to strike a balance between these three to be successful. Here are how these foundations relate to fashion industry.