Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists

Continuing the store’s support of local talent Re: So, Southampton Solent University’s retail initiative hosted a launch event to celebrate a brand-new exhibition in association with Dr. Martens Southampton. Dr. Martens invited Southampton Solent art students to customise 10 pairs of the iconic 1460 boot that were worn by individuals from all walks of life as a symbol of rebellious self-expression for nearly 60 years. Students were encouraged to draw upon inspiration from … Continue reading Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists

Etsy Made Local coming to Southampton

Etsy Made Local is an annual community-led initiative scheme with pop up markets appearing across the country between December 1st and 3rd, where local sellers can trade unique and handmade gifts suitable for the Christmas period. In recent years there has been an influx of ‘shopping independent’ or ‘supporting small businesses’, which is a principle that sites like Etsy and Notonthehighstreet, for example, aim to … Continue reading Etsy Made Local coming to Southampton

British Vogue: A change of face and change in pace

Edward Enninful’s re-direction of British Vogue and what it means for the changing fashion world. After 25 years of Alexandra Shulman’s tight ship, a new chapter for British Vogue’s long life is about to begin with the announcement of creative director, Edward Enninful (W magazine), hired to take over as the first male editor-in-chief for the iconic British publication. Prior to British Vogue, Enninful has … Continue reading British Vogue: A change of face and change in pace

Virgil Abloh’s Nike

On September 14th, 2017, I was one of a handful to attend Nike’s “Process of Collaboration” talk within London’s Barbican centre; this was an occasion in which 5 of “The Ten” were released. Guest speakers included both Virgil Abloh and Nate Jobe; Nike’s Senior Design Director, who answered questions towards the end of proceedings on top of signing merchandise. As the event got underway, we … Continue reading Virgil Abloh’s Nike

Here We Are: The Burberry Exhibition

I’ve always loved London. Growing up within the hustle and bustle of commuters, teenagers and parents struggling to get their kids in the car for school was always fun to see. Having grown up (and ‘fled the nest’ as mums would say) to start university just over a year ago, I have more of an appreciation for landmarks and art culture that our capital offers. … Continue reading Here We Are: The Burberry Exhibition

The Goddess of shoes: Eleanor talks with Women’s Footwear Designer Adriana Dickson

I first met Adriana a few months ago, in her hometown of Chiswick, London where she lives with her husband and daughter. Graduating from LCF in 2011 where she gained a Masters in Women’s Footwear Design, I took this opportunity to sit down with her to chat. Walking into her studio, holding a glass of Prosecco in her right hand, she says, “Please excuse me Ellie, I haven’t put any lipstick on!” Causing us both to laugh.

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