I spent a couple of days judging the work of graduating fashion media students last week at the invitation of Professor Iain R Webb and Graduate Fashion Week.
I was completely blown away by the dedication and ideas of the students who had been forced to innovate in the face of the Covid crisis. With no access to on-site facilities, their supporting research to their Final Major Projects showed bedrooms fashioned as photo studios, and house share living rooms repurposed as magazine production hubs. (more…)
Exciting news for the five people left in the world who still care about fashion magazines. Samira Nasr, formerly executive fashion director of Vanity Fair has just been announced as Editor In Chief of Harper’s Bazaar U.S, succeeding Glenda Bailey.
Like thousands of others, I enjoyed the daily lockdown Polaroids of interiors photographer, François Halard. Sharing vignettes from his 18th century Arles home on Instagram, they’ve allowed an element of arty escapism from my own four walls during our enforced confinement. (more…)
This week is all about taking time to think about the troubles in America and consider our individual parts in the Black Lives Matter narrative. For once there is no excuse not to do something. If you’re on Instagram you will have seen all the black square posts for #blackouttuesday designed to create a pause for us to think about how we can actively support anti-racism. Whether that’s donating to Black Lives Matter causes, reading up on the everyday racism experienced by black people, well, every day, or buying from black owned businesses, it all helps.
Culturally, two important sources of information for me are Jamel Shabazz and Gordon Parks. (more…)