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Is the Met Gala’s 2023 theme problematic?

Is the Met Gala’s 2023 theme problematic?

He may have been one of the most talented and influential fashion figureheads of the 21st century, but like most in positions of power, Karl Lagerfeld’s fame wasn’t without controversy. Is the Met Gala wrong to idolise him at next year’s event? Last year, I wrote about the Met Gala and the ways in which it seemed to have lost its allure. From its tone-deaf theme to its oversaturated invite list,...

By London, UK
Brands moving away from ‘free returns’ to curb fast fashion

Brands moving away from ‘free returns’ to curb fast fashion

Boohoo, Zara, and soon-to-be H&M are among the major retailers now charging customers to send back clothes in the post. Though shoppers are divided over the new policy, there’s no denying the environmental benefits of a move that targets throwaway culture. When attending a fancy event we don’t have the cash for, it can be tempting to order a specific outfit and return it straight after for free, allowing us...

By London, UK
Adidas launches new swim cap line for Black and afro hair

Adidas launches new swim cap line for Black and afro hair

In collaboration with the British company Soul Cap, the global sportswear giant has introduced another inclusive product to its athletic wear collection. This time, it’s a swim cap designed to fit swimmers with long, voluminous, or Black and afro hair. Last year, Adidas launched a marketing campaign that showcased how a one-size-fits-all approach to sports bra design has resulted in women lacking adequate breast support during their fitness routines. Today, the...

By London, UK
Do we really need gender-specific skincare products?

Do we really need gender-specific skincare products?

For decades, skincare routines and other beauty regimes have been viewed as rituals carried out solely by women.  But as the boundaries of gender become further blurred, gender-neutral skincare products are increasing in popularity. Was the concept of gender-specific skincare ever legit to begin with? Despite the fact that most straight men still recoil when being convinced to get a tidy-up mani-pedi (trust me, I’ve tried), the promotion of...

By London, UK