Seoul, South Korea is fast becoming a fashion hotspot. The pandemic has sparked a transition towards an ‘untact’ society; a Korean term to describe reducing contact as much as possible, wherever possible. In combination with its rapid consumerism culture, its unique ability to adapt, and an ever-evolving fashion industry; Seoul is booming.
Digital technology is sweeping the current fashion scene. This new-wave technology is making huge advancements, making use of 3D technology and pixelated imagery. It’s a software that allows you to wear varying amounts of different clothing without ever, actually, wearing them. It’s downloaded.
Veganism is a hot topic right now. With ‘Veganuary’, and an ever-increasing array of animal-free products becoming available in shops and restaurants across the world; it is fast becoming an accessible, sustainable diet. How truly accessible is it though?
"Positive representation and love for colour is my inspiration. Growing up a plus sized, mixed race girl in Britain, I felt out of place. I never wore bright colours or patterns in fear of being called out, and assumed that fashion like that wasn't meant for me. I mean, where do you see chubby brown girls in cool clothes in the 90's fashion scene?"
It’s a common phenomenon now, particularly when the news bombards us with soul-crushing statistics and images of the climate emergency. That helpless feeling of wanting help change the world for the better, yet having no idea where to even start.
If you’ve ever started a new job, club, or met a new group of people you can probably relate to that sense of feeling out of place. That out-of-body experience of being painfully aware of everything you do or say in a certain situation. But why does this happen? Does everyone experience this?
Never-ending streams of sales and promotions has bred a population of over-consumption in fashion. Second-hand clothing sites seem to offer a simple solution to this. But are these platforms truly as sustainable as they seem?