• 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...
  • In defense of Gucci: Intellectual Property in Fashion.

    Recently it was announced that design powerhouse Gucci were going to tighten their lawsuit on the American fast-fashion chain, Forever 21. The latest in the onslaught of claims from Gucci is that Forever 21 have copied their trademark ‘blue-red-blue’ and ‘green-red-green’ stripe cuffs and webbing. As your style editor...
  • Gucci, Pre-Fall 2017 – Driving Diversity Forward?

    The fashion house has been teasing the world with audition videos of its pre-fall 2017 campaign on its social media channels. The major talking point is, that currently, the videos only feature black models. The modelling industry is no forerunner in ensuring fair representation of cultural diversity. Therefore, such...
  • Why I ain’t fallin’ for it, Michele

    2015 AD, the year of a great exodus. In a flurry of rebranding, the biggest ripples are being cast by Gucci successor Alessandro Michele who is slowly being groomed as fashion’s Golden Boy. But it’s an aesthetic that tells you just how to be kooky… The meteoric fame of ...
  • Inspirations Of The Week

    Five things that inspired us this week and determined the way we dressed 1. Man Repeller Man Repeller is hands down one of my favourite ‘fashion blogs’ – in need of a better word because it is so much more than just that. Ever wondered how you can channel...
  • “Fashion Isn’t About Looking Back, It’s About Looking Forward”

    Among the tempest of the Twitter-storm, the breaking of Alexander Wang’s new position at Balenciaga caused an online riot of excitement and expectation. Change is not exactly uncommon within fashion, the phrases ‘new’ ‘trend’ and ‘now’ dance across the pages of every fashion publication on a monthly basis. The...