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Kimono Revisited
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Kimono Revisited

Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment worn by men and women alike, is the biggest and one of the more surprising fashion trends of 2014. Although Asian-inspired fashions have been seen on the runways for years, kimonos have not enjoyed the same level of popularity as, say, harem pants – perhaps because we’re not quite sure how to incorporate this centuries-old tradition … Continue reading

New Nordic Fashion
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New Nordic Fashion

This week took me to the shores of the Baltic Sea, a region which has recently made its mark on the fashion scene – from H&M, world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, to many more globally successful designer brands such as Acne Studios and By Malene Birger. Many Nordic countries look to sustainable fashion as the region’s unique selling point. After the new … Continue reading

The Art of Transformation
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The Art of Transformation

Metamorphosis is a Greek term that stands for “transformation”. A biological process that is common in many insects, it is also perhaps one of the best ways to describe fashion. From day to night, season to season and through the years, we change our clothes and, in doing so, transform ourselves. This week’s article is all about the … Continue reading

In Search of Alternatives to Toxic Fashion
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In Search of Alternatives to Toxic Fashion

From fire-retardant infant sleep-suits to designer T-shirts, the use of chemicals such as teflon and formaldehyde in clothes is ubiquitous, while heavy metals including chromium are widely used in leather tanning. However while the presence of hazardous chemicals in cosmetics and household cleaning products is relatively well-known, consumer awareness of toxic elements is rather low when … Continue reading