Fashion Revolution Day: the Vintage #Haulternative

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With UK shoppers throwing away enough clothing to fill Wembley Stadium each year, our attitude towards fashion needs to change.  Fast fashion means that we can buy what we want and discard it with equal abandon.  New collections come and go so quickly that I don’t have time to fall in … Continue reading

Who Made My T-Shirt in the Who Made My Clothes Video?

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This week I made a video about How to Join the Fashion Revolution. To demonstrate how to take a selfie showing your label, I wore my favourite T-Shirt with the slogan WE ARE THE SEA.   And then I started wondering: Who made the T-Shirt I was wearing in the video? Where … Continue reading

Water: Fashion’s Dirty Secret

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Today is World Water Day.  Cotton is one of the world’s dirtiest crops. When you pick up a cotton T-shirt on the High Street, and only wear it a couple of times, do you ever stop to think about the impact which the water used for that garment has had … Continue reading

Rise of the normal-sized models

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I have never once considered myself a plus-sized model, yet I don’t fit the mould of the willowy size 6 models. However, a flow of normal-sized models are beginning to sweep the fashion industry.   The French Parliament have proposed a legislation to set a minimum weight for any model … Continue reading

The Savvy Student Guide to London Fashion Week AW15

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Thought that London Fashion Week was only for fashion buyers and press? Think again. There are plenty of events happening all over London throughout that week which are open to the public.  Even better, most of them are free! Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief is back! I was fortunate enough to … Continue reading

How to Recreate London Fashion Week Looks in a Charity Shop

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Your local charity shop is definitely the Savvy Student’s best friend for a fashion bargain. Honestly, why would you go to the High Street when you can find some incredible bargains in charity shops.  My mum bought a pair of gold Valentino trousers for £10 in the Cancer Research shop … Continue reading

The Savvy Student Guide to London Fashion Week

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Thought that London Fashion Week was only for fashion buyers and press? Think again. There are plenty of events happening all over London throughout that week which are open to students. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend London Fashion Week for many years as my mother is a fashion designer … Continue reading