Day: November 11, 2020

Bye-Don: a farewell to the Trump aesthetic

By Jess Cartner-Morley

It’s time to reflect on the weaponising of a certain Fox News-adjacent look that dominated his four years in office

The age of Trump was an ugly one. An ugliness in profound and harrowing senses – racism, lies and callousness – extended into a literal ugliness that, while in no way as significant as the president’s actions, has often made the past four years feel like an assault on the senses. This administration has looked and sounded like no other, just as it has acted like no other. The nastiness of Trump’s pronouncements has many times been made more shocking by his language: the barked, capitalised tweets littered with errors and exclamation marks; the misogyny underscored by snickering profanity. Every unmasked public appearance has been a visceral reminder of a shirking of leadership and responsibility in the face of a public health crisis.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/11/bye-don-a-farewell-to-the-trump-aesthetic

      

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Tinker, tailor … the return of made-to-measure clothes

By Melanie Wilkinson

A slow-burning Instagram trend for tailor made clothing offers one route towards less wasteful, better fitting, more unique style

Scrolling through instagram you’d be forgiven for thinking that fashion is moving as rapidly as ever. Influencers change their looks for every shot, T-shirt ads flicker between banana bread posts and even scandal hasn’t dented sales at fast fashion giant Boohoo during lockdown.

Yet, at the same time, a slow-burning trend for made-to-measure clothes is emerging. Or should we say, re-emerging, given that clothes have been made-to-measure for most of history. And while made to measure clothing never went away in certain sectors – think Savile Row tailoring and couture wedding dresses – this is something different, with prices falling at the upper end of the high street. Using powerful visuals and diverse models, the focus is on size inclusivity, using sustainable, quality materials, and producing clothes in a slower, more ethical way with less waste.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/11/tinker-tailor-the-return-of-made-to-measure-clothes

      

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