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Thrift On The Streets Pop-Up Vintage Stalls/Kilo Sales There are many pop-up vintage stalls that travel around Universities all over the UK, selling anything from cowboy boots to vintage levis. Kilo sales are also great value for money as you pay per KG of clothes,1KG tends to be priced around £15. So keep your eyes peeled for posters and facebook events to bag yourself the WAVIEST of garms. Charity Shops Bangor may not be blessed with the broadest selection of high fashion clothes shops, however it does have an extensive range of charity shops: Red Cross, Cancer Research,…

BIKER BOOTS  Valentino, £880 Office, £115 SKATE SHOES Chloe, £340  Vans, £26.99 COURT SHOES Gianvito Rossi, £470 Topshop, £59 SKATE SHOES Lanvin, £305 Nike/Stefan Janoski, £64.99 LOAFERS Gucci, £410 River Island, £55 BOAT SHOES Timberland, £105 River Island, £45 CHUKKA BOOTS John Lobb, £875 Topman, £35 WEDGES Kurt Geiger, £89 New Look, £22.99

YES By Katherine Barnes Yes, I do think fashion is important in society because it allows people to express their personality. Throughout the ages fashion has been an important part of society and culture. As the human world developed so did the practice of clothing and what people developed out of different materials to wear. From the beautiful arcs of printed silk dresses made in dynastic China, to the elaborate corseted ball gowns of eighteenth century England, what a colourful and imaginative array of designs that mankind has developed over the years! It is true that there are some stigmas…

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer best known for the enchanting mix of bold prints in his fashion line, as well as being the first designer to create the sand-blasted effect on jeans and printing on leather. Cavalli rose to fame after he presented his first collection of printed leather gowns to the fashion world in 1970. Mario Valentino, known as the key designer of Italian leather at the time, thought that Cavalli’s new printing technique was “fantastic!” This revolutionary idea of making evening gowns out of leather made him stand out from other designers, and he was soon…

Frills Frills were everywhere in the collections for Summer 2016. Frills add interest to summer dresses, and are perfect for making casual outfits look feminine. Shoulder baring This year is all about showing off your shoulders – perfect if you don’t like showing too much skin. Keep the rest of the outfit simple, and team with heels so your legs look as long as your arms. Colour If you fancy brightening up your wardrobe, now is the time to do it. Ladies, clash two bright colours if you feel confident, or look out for bold stripes and patterns. All shades…

Vivienne Westwood, a Dame in the fashion world, and one of my all time favourite designers, has recently released her new show ‘Mirror the World’ as part of her Gold Label collection. Her inspiration is the magnificent city of Venice, and saving this ‘emporium of culture’ (and of course everything else) from climate change. Yet I must admit, I am a little unsure as to how global warming immediately connects to her designs, but in her pre-show film she mentioned an idea that struck me, that to be as beautiful as the world, one must engage with the world. The…

YES By Katherine Babbs I would argue that celebrities have had a continuously shifting place in fashion, with major fashion houses using celebrities to showcase new designs on red carpets across the globe. In recent years that position has often shifted to behind the camera – figureheads such as Kanye West now designing, manufacturing, and presenting their own collections, gaining critical acclaim as they do so. West’s sleek lines and dystopian tones in Yeezy seasons one and two have created a style unseen before at leading fashion weeks. In doing so, he has caught the attention of both respected fashion…

Messy hair, sweaty palms, and an immediate struggle to get your jeans off.  Does this sound like your changing room experience? Imagine these struggles being placed on national television for all to see, and you’ve got yourself Henry Holland’s new show, ‘The Changing Room’. As soon as I switched the programme on (cuppa in hand), I was drawn in by not only Holland’s unusual choice of glasses (note to self: maybe purchase some zebra glasses), but his down to earth nature – similar to that of Gok Wan. As a result of this, I automatically felt comfortable watching the show.…

The beauty of any Fashion Week or fashion event is that while they are often a reunion of the same, predictable faces and brands that are the stalwarts of the industry, they can also be a great opportunity to meet new ones. In this instance, one of the most classic brands in fashion has not only been given a facelift, but a completely new face altogether. I am of course talking about the first outing of Oscar de la Renta’s new Creative Director, Peter Copping, at the Mercedes -Benz New York Fashion Week 2015 Autumn/Winter collection. The man personally chosen…

The 90s was a great time for fashion; a mixture of grunge and hippie, psychedelic rap hip and lumberjack chic. It was also the era when the Supermodel was born. As Seren celebrates its 90’s night we look back at some key trends to embrace whilst we go back to this iconic decade. First up is Grunge; this was the trend of the 90’s, think Kurt Cobain, Kate Moss and Courtney Love. This sexed up, devil may care look can be achieved through low slung flared jeans in plain denim, check/ plaid shirts and crop tops. Typically in muted colours,…

The key to having a stylish and fashionable 2015 is all to do with preparation. I have compiled a selection of predicted trends to hit the high street this year, along with some good old advice. Suede: 2015 is the year for Suede. Whilst leather seems to have been a big winner for the past few years, suede is making its comeback in seventies style force. Unlike leather, suede can be tricky to style. It should rather be used as an accent piece in your wardrobe. A simple pair of suede knee high boots is one way in which…

In current events, there has been a mass rally in Moscow for politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday; but more importantly, there is a dress. However, this is not just a dress; it is The Dress – hashtag. This dress, according to Buzzfeed, has “BROKEN THE INTERNET” and “TORN FAMILIES APART” because no one can decide on what colour it is. A picture of the dress appeared on tumblr where people could not agree on whether it was blue and black or white and gold. More and more people began to weigh in on the colour they…

‘American Horror Story’ actress Jamie Brewer has become the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. Brewer made her appearance in one of the first shows of the Fashion Week. Brewer is active in the Down syndrome community, involved in numerous organisations including the National Down Syndrome Congress and American Association of People with Disabilities of the United States. The 30-year-old strutted the catwalk in designer Carrie Hammer’s show, wearing a dress which was inspired by her roles on the popular horror series. Brewer played a witch on American Horror…

For  The reality of the situation is the image models present to us is an unattainable ideal. As a person of the public it is unrealistic to believe that we can achieve the tiny frame and beautiful faces of women in the fashion industry. Through the history of fashion and art the ideal body has fluctuated in size from the curvaceous naked bodies of the Pre-Raphaelite period to the American size zero bodies that we see on today’s runways. This variation in the female ideal creates uncertainty in women’s perception of what is beautiful. We continually hear people telling each…

As a response to Black History Month many people have commended the contribution of the black community in various areas of society. There are however aspects of life that still present challenges not only to people of African-Caribbean descent but to other racial communities as well. The Fashion Industry still shows worrying signs of racial preference. Fashion appears to be an industry that continually refuses to accept diversity and equality in the individuals they employ. Considering the ethnic diversity of today’s society it is shocking to see a lack of racial difference in modelling. There are however well established and…

It is certainly the most common question that a celebrity finds him or herself being asked by the media; whether they are simply out and about or attending events such as the Oscars. This is what fills the gossip columns in newspapers and magazines, from The Guardian to Hello! magazine. It is a question that is perceived to be a light hearted, but one that has nonetheless become a recurring theme as our growing excitement for not who is going to win what award, but to see the extravagant and luxurious creations that have been especially tailored for our favourite…

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