Tag: fashion

Instagram: The New Catwalk?


Victoria Chapman discusses how Instagram is becoming more influential within the fashion industry than the catwalk. Ever found yourself aimlessly scrolling through Instagram and wanting that cute outfit you saw on a model? You’re not alone; Instagram makes the inaccessible accessible. It’s a social trend that’s reconstructing the fashion industry into a new virtual catwalk. […]

Gigi Hadid, Vogue, the Hijab and the West.


There has been much controversy surrounding Gigi Hadid’s cover for Vogue Arabia in which she adorns a veil and poses for the camera. But why has this caused such a stir? And what is the real debate here? As a young female Muslim living in Britain the hijab is of much importance and of great […]

Reel Fashion Show


Kathryn Pearson reviews the Reel Fashion Show: a collaboration of societies’ designers and performers. Set in Stumble Out under hazy lighting and the soft scent of perfume, the Reel Fashion Show radiated elegance from the outset. The collaborative event was organised by Reel Music, Textiles and Fashion Society, and CoppaFeel, with guest appearances from Dance, Sustainability, […]

Diversity’s Demons


Hefina explains how to embrace your individuality ‘Be your own person’, ‘don’t let others dictate who you are’ -the sad reality is, people find it difficult to express who they want to be. The lack of diversity today is an appropriate reflection of the media’s influence on our own bodies. Often the media depicts how we […]

Tackling Gender Codes this LFWM


Lifestyle journalist Chloe Hill discusses the changes in gender-normalisation at the most recent London Men’s Fashion Week With the current strain on politics, now seems like a perfect time to discuss the perversion of the rules in terms of men’s fashion. This year’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection overlooked traditional masculine codes and embarked on a new […]

Could you win at being Anna Wintour?


Fashion Weeks come and go all over the world, and for the most part, the students who are interested, like myself, are glued to Instagram just to see a glimpse of the couture gowns flowing down the runway at ungodly prices. I bet some of those garments cost more than my own house in Englefield […]

MAFIA Maximum: concept bags hit Topshop


Extreme sports to city life! Marcos Mafia is taking the world in a whirlwind. From starting his unique company only four years ago, Mafia age 26 has expanded the horizons of not only his company but also lifestyle branding in general. MAFIA Bags is a San Francisco based company that focuses on recycling sails from […]

Literary Party


We are welcoming the new library development on campus. Well to be precise, cranes and cement mixers have invaded campus since September. However it is an exciting time for campus as it expands to welcome not only more students and facilities but opens its doors to an ever-growing world of literature. Therefore, for this month’s […]

Davison, Porter and you: the Fashion that shaped a century.


Archaic, grand and classic are just a few synonyms that you may use when you describe Royal Holloway’s campus. Set apart from other Universities, it has a unique majestic look that has placed Egham on the map. Our students past and present have a sartorial that is reinventing London’s West End style. For Royal Holloway […]

Trick or Treat: The Fall Essential Looks


This year fall fashion and makeup has taken a turn for the scary, for some, adventuring into a more dangerous stylistic sartorial. Fall usually sticks to the same look: flannels, thick scarves, black boots, berry lips…you get the picture. Autumn essentially tricks people into thinking what they need to wear and what makeup they must […]