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Social media and cosmetic procedures: how are the pressures of body image affecting us?
A recent report showed a link between social media and the rise in popularity of cosmetics procedures in the UK.
Why men need feminism too
Femininity is often associated with weakness; this negatively impacts people of all genders.
Review: Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion @ V&A
‘A woman has no need to be perfect or even beautiful to wear my dresses. The dress will do all that for her.’
New exhibition will explore international diplomacy as an alien conspiracy
Via an American diner and a 1980s living room.
Creative Saturday: Laura Brown - The Famous Curse
A modern day fairytale about fame, social media, and self-worth.
7 body-positive men you need to follow on Instagram
These body-positive men are encouraging people to love themselves and their bodies.
Victoria Graham: the US beauty queen raising awareness of invisible illnesses
Victoria Graham is using her public profile to give more visibility to the realities of living with an invisible illness.
Denny Anthony: the student designer rethinking the look and style of men's bags
When GSM London student Denny Anthony became dissatisfied with unpractical and unfashionable bags for men, he decided to design a new, alternative pouch bag.
Debate: Are fashion trends hot or not?
Zhenya Nikolova, Laura Brown and Ettie Stevenson explain whether they are for or against trendiness and why.
Interview: Sonnet Stanfill
Sonnet Stanfill is taking on the boys’ club and addressing the issue of gender inequality within the museum sector’s leading positions.
What I wore this week: Laura Brown, Assistant Fashion Editor
From Florence to London, here's what I wore this week.
Viral tweet calls out Zara for using slim models in 'Love your Curves' campaign
An image of the advert was shared by Muireann O’Connell on Twitter yesterday and has quickly gone viral.
Alma Har’el translates scent into sight in her short film JellyWolf
Created for The Fifth Sense, JellyWolf envisions the scent of CHANEL N⁰5 L’EAU as a striking sight.
Pussyhats turn catwalk into a Women’s March at Milan Fashion Week Missoni show
Missoni brought pussyhats onto the catwalk and into the limelight.
8 top anti-Valentine's fashion picks
For singletons, Valentine’s Day isn’t always the most fun. These anti-Valentine’s fashion pieces will get you through 14th February in style.
Interview: Hazel Symons
Hazel Symons discusses her award-winning graduate collection, her love of fashion, and gives advice to any young people considering a career in fashion.
StyleLikeU: The body-positive movement revealing What’s Underneath
StyleLikeU is an international movement led by Lily Mandelbaum and her mother Elisa Goodkind, encouraging self-acceptance and self-love.
Why erasing ethnicity is never the answer: a response to 'Painted Faces, The Colors of My Skin'
As the central idea of Painted Faces appears to be that hiding a model’s ethnicity achieves peace, Petyt is showing a worrying naivety.