Introducing: Tinker Tailor

Tinker Tailor 4

Happy Monday people! I’m very happy indeed to be kicking off this week by introducing you to one of the most interesting and ingenious e-tail concepts I’ve learned about in a while. In their own words, Tinker Tailor is the world’s first digital destination for the creation and customisation of luxury fashion. This is, I’m sure you’ll agree, both a catchy soundbite and a pretty bold statement but it’s a claim I reckon this platform definitely fulfils…

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Look Du Jour: Pink Panther

Shrimps Pink Panther

What: Shrimps pink faux fur coat (available here), AG Jeans (available here) (c/o), Whistles leopard print sweater (similar here & here), Anne Bowes Jewellery Necklace (available here), Cambridge Satchel Company Bag (available here, cheaper alternative here) (c/o), Penelope Chilvers boots (available here) (c/o) & vintage fur hat

Where: Out and about in Geneva

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WOMEN FASHION POWER

WOMEN FASHION POWER Design Museum

As you probably know, back in July I graduated from Central Saint Martins having studied BA Fashion History & Theory. It was a fantastic course – if a little *ahem* challenging to balance alongside blogging at times – not least because of its focus on the huge significance of clothing within a a cultural, sociological and universally personal context that spans both the globe geographically and centuries back to the Renaissance and beyond historically. That was possibly one of the longest and and most confusing sentences I’ve ever written. What I mean, basically, is that recent decades have seen fashion start to be considered a worthwhile subject for academic study that has always played a crucial role in the time and society in which it exists. Getting to spend three years learning about that was pretty damn awesome and one of the things we looked at was how fashion has been explored in museum exhibitions. This has largely taken two forms. There are the “blockbuster” shows of gorgeous gowns with lashings of celebrity association, designed to entertain and draw in the crowds but not necessarily inform or spur much discussion. And then there are exhibitions that approach there subject from perhaps a more intellectual angle, examining how fashion has impacted on, interacted with and reacted to factors far more fundamental to our history and present reality than hemline lengths and catwalk trends. Of course, some are both. Having attended the private view of WOMEN FASHION POWER at the Design Museum earlier this week, I would say it falls firmly in the latter category…

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