[In]Tangible: Redressing Fashion

My brilliant course mates on the MA History and Culture of Fashion course at London College of Fashion have resurrected a previously disused course blog because we felt that it would be a great opportunity to showcase our research and interests. Our editor, Gaba, and picture editor, Julie, have implemented a brilliant redesign (which I keep thinking about stealing for this blog!), and we’re hoping to publish two articles a week (Thursday and Thursday).

We re-launched at the beginning of November under the name [In]Tangible: Redressing Fashion. To coincide with Amy de la Haye’s wonderful exhibition, Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71, at the college’s Fashion Space Gallery on John Princes Street, the theme of the first month was Ground Breakers. Articles varied from Teleica’s examination of Rick Owens and the ABWs, to Giuppy’s analysis of Anna Dello Russo as a fashion icon (or victim), and Olexa’s look at the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher.

My own blog post went live last week too, “The History and Culture of The F-word“, which summarised ideas I wrote about in September regarding the definition and perception of fashion.  I’m really interested in how people connect with and define the term ‘fashion’. Particularly individuals that perceive it as something frivolous or unimportant, yet appear to be fully clothed.

We’re just about to launch next months theme, so if you’re interested in fashion, style, dress history or cultural analysis please do take a look at [In]Tangible and let us know what you think.

A night with Nick Knight

Last night, as part of London College of Fashion’s Inside the Industry series, I was lucky enough to meet Nick Knight. Waiting in the queue was electric. Normal people might be excited by Iggy Azalea or Kim Kardashian, but nothing will make a fashion student squeal with joy more than an industry icon. We all knew that this was a BIG DEAL, and several times I heard someone shriek, “OMG, I’m so excited”.

Greeted by rapturous applause, the image-maker, and Director of SHOWstudio, calmly took his seat to be interviewed by loveable Colin McDowell and Head of College Frances Corner, OBE. Wearing his signature single-breasted black suit (“I don’t want to look like what people imagine a fashion photographer to look like”), Nick has an aura of relaxed self-confidence.