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The most ridiculous trends of the year
Not every trend does (or should) catch on.
Best looks from the FDC Young Designer Awards
The FDC Young Designer Awards showcased the work from young fashion designers across the world.
Dressember: the fashion movement helping to end human trafficking
When Blythe Hill began wearing a dress for every day of December in 2009, she had no idea it would become the global movement that it is today.
There's a new subscription service offering luxury handbags on demand
Uncloset's service helps subscribers spend less money to get more handbags - what's not to love?
Deddeh Howard calls for more racial diversity in fashion with the Black Mirror project
“It is time for more diversity and models of all races being seen.”
Art History: why I'm tired of my degree receiving unfair criticism
As a state-school educated art history student, I am tired of defending my degree against claims of exclusive elitism
One to watch: meet emerging artist Robert Badu
Up-and-coming artist Robert Badu looks at the world as “a silent bystander”, and presents what he sees in brilliant colour.
Jazz Egger opens up on Instagram about the #TruthBehindThisShot
Life on social media is not always as it seems.
Iskra Lawrence undressed on a New York subway to make a powerful statement
Her message is clear: there is much more to all of us than our bodies.
#BeautyBeyondSize celebrated with Ashley Graham's new Barbie doll
Body-positive activist and model Ashley Graham now has her own Barbie doll.
Arts Review: Hair by Sam McKnight @ Somerset House
In celebration of Sam McKnight’s highly influential career, Somerset House is currently presenting a major exhibition of his work.
Review: 1920s JAZZ AGE: Fashion & Photographs
Against a backdrop of glitz and glamour, the 1920s JAZZ AGE: Fashion & Photographs exhibition presents the dazzling clothes and dizzying lifestyles of women in the Roaring Twenties.
Meet a Milliner: Linda Mirembe on London Hat Week 2016
Ahead of London Hat Week 2016, Linda Mirembe discusses her experiences of the millinery industry
Meet the young fashion designer whose new campaign is empowering entrepreneurship across the world
Tom Cridland is supporting young entrepreneurship with his fashion campaign, The Entrepreneur's Shirt.
Interview: Candice Lin
In the exhibition 'A Body Reduced to Brilliant Colour', Candice Lin explores how the histories of slavery and colonialism are "echoed in our contemporary times".
Meet the Student Designers who launched LFW 2016
Ahead of London Fashion Week, designers from across the world are gearing up to prepare for the highly anticipated week of fashion shows and events.
Tom Cridland: Turning disappointment with Brexit into optimism for the future
From Portuguese manufacturing to a 30-year guarantee for shirts and trousers, Tom Cridland is looking to the future despite post-Brexit blues.
Art Slave: An interview with Laurie Vincent on his first solo art show
More used to laying waste to the city’s live music venues as one-half of punk duo Slaves, Laurie Vincent descends on Edinburgh this week for a different reason.