Copenhagen Fashion Week 2021 launched on Tuesday 10th August with a huge lineup of incredible brands, collections and, important messages. CPFW is Denmark’s answer to haute couture, high quality fashion; demonstrating a fusion of eclectic creativity and sustainability all at its core.
Dirty Feet Theatre co. is a homegrown, London-based, company who strive to tackle issues of sustainability via their theatre productions. The company was founded by Royal Holloway, University of London graduates Esme Pearson-Brown and Anna Robinson who are passionate in their creative response to the climate crisis. We sat down with the founders to discuss all things sustainable and their hopes for the future of their creative pursuits.
The early nineties haute couture scene became dominated by 'heroin chic'; a brand of supermodel distinctive for their gaunt-like features, pale skin, dark circles beneath the eyes, and thin, skeletal body-shape.
Often the thought of digitalised, heavily filtered, reality-altered figures can lend way to a discussion on self-imaging issues and body dysmorphic tendencies. After all, we live in a world dictated by the likes of Instagram where Photoshop and beauty filters are rife. Surely encouraging another, heightened, level of digital humanisation will only further this issue? Perhaps, this argument is too simplistic.
These women can still be sexual without being sexualised. It would be incorrect to assume that fashion photography from a feminine perspective removes any sense of sexuality; there's just a difference in power play.
Within recent years, the demand for environmentally-friendly products has grown considerably. Research has shown that a majority of consumers are willing to pay extra for products that they know to be ecological. Unfortunately, many corporations have viewed this rise in environmental awareness as a marketing opportunity; enter 'greenwashing'.
Often fashion brands are geared towards attracting a female-based clientele, yet few of these companies actually hold women and feminism as a core value. It’s about time we had companies both representing and supporting the feminist movement. We have compiled a list of brands who are really stepping up and doing their bit to promote gender equality and feminism throughout their work.
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.