• Selfridges is the latest fashion brand to ban exotic skins

    Fourteen years after the department store banned the sale of fur, the ban has now been extended to include exotic skins, starting in February 2020. The luxury store will still sell leather from agricultural livestock, a move which arguably reduces waste when animals are slaughtered for human consumption. The...
  • The Man Behind the Glasses: Karl Lagerfeld

    The man, the myth, the legend. You don’t have to be a fashion connoisseur to know the name Karl Lagerfeld. Sprung from the golden age of haute couture, the German designer’s legacy lives on in his work as Creative Director for major fashion houses Fendi, KARL LAGERFELD, and of...
  • Best Dressed at the 2019 Academy Awards

    The 91st Academy Awards on 24th February were not only a celebration of the incredible hardships and successes of those in the film industry, but were a treat for fashion followers. Who will be outrageous? Who will be the picture of elegance and class? Here are some chosen highlights from...
  • The Gucci blackface scandal is not a ‘learning experience’

    Earlier this month, the luxury fashion brand Gucci withdrew its ‘balaclava jumper’ from stores after being criticised for its blatant blackface resemblance. The knit top, which was retailing at an extortionate $890, with its black pull-up neck and over-sized red-lip caricature looks uncannily like the cartoons popular in the Jim...
  • Oscars 2019 Controversy: How Important is Hair and Makeup in Film?

    If the last few years have taught us anything, it is that the Oscar’s are nothing short of controversial. The 2013 awards saw Seth McFarlane tank with tasteless domestic violence jokes, and 2016 became the year of celebrity boycotting, a direct result of the predominantly white nominations list. So,...
  • Best Dressed at the 2019 SAG Awards

    The 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards was held on Sunday 27th January at the Shrine Auditorium in LA. To mark the 25th Anniversary of the event, the awards saw a star-studded crowd of the year’s best actors walk a silver, instead of red carpet. This year, softer shades were...
  • Fashion and Beauty: Trend Predictions for 2019

    It’s a new year, it’s a new season, and it’s time for Impact to give some predictions on the fashion and beauty trends for 2019. Time will tell if we see any of these on campus this year! 1) Layering Runways were filled with designs featuring a multitude of...