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You Don’t Need a Hood to be in the Hood

Heard of S.I.T.H? It could stand for many things: Sizzling In The Heat…. or Super Igloo: Tremendous Home… or Screaming Invisible Trampoliner Hurt. But (fortunately) what it actually signifies is: Star In The Hood. London’s Tinchy Stryder is not just a pretty face/rapping rapper/musical melody maker who likes to flash around with his S.I.T.H clothes […]

Plastic Fantastic

Best letter of the alphabet? It has to be ‘K’. For starters it looks fantastically angular, can be written uniquely in each style of handwriting – so it’s personal, and some of the most wonderful people have names which begin with this letter. Of course I’m talking about Keith Chegwin, Kanye West and Keira Knightly….cough […]

SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution @ Somerset House

Indigo printed t-shirts for a new fashion and photography exhibition at London’s beautiful Somerset House. Fashion Revolution will showcase the talents of innovators as various as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Kate Moss and Björk – alongside Knight himself. If you are in town, pop-in and check it out. Jo and Vick went along […]

Run Forrest Run

The famous London Marathon has just passed us by, and with it has passed a whole world of fashion, from freakish costumes to personalised team gear; these days running events are more about sporting fashion that you might think. Some of my favourite fancy dressers from this year’s race included a dashing Rubik’s cube and […]

Hats Off to Stephen Jones at the V&A

Initially they were worn to provide protection against the elements. Protecting sensitive scalps from falling rocks or direct sunlight. As the years progressed they offered head defence against weapons, and then, in the footsteps of haute couture – they became symbols of social status. There’s more to a hat than meets the head. Today the […]

Just Junk or Fashion Phenomenon? Recycled Couture.

Couture fashion reminds me of going to an art gallery and walking around some strange exhibitions, liking them, but not knowing quite why. Recycled couture is my favourite (gazing with awe upon the versatility of an empty can of Dr. Pepper never ceases to disappoint) and Gary Harvey’s collection of recycled wonders from London Fashion […]