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Virgil Abloh: A Legacy in Fashion and Beyond

Creative Director of Louis Vuitton and founder of Off-White, Virgil Abloh, sadly passed away on 28 November 2021. Aged just 41, his contribution to fashion and music throughout his career has made him one of the most legendary names in the creative industries. Virgil was one of the most innovative creatives to walk the Earth. I do not say this lightly – who else can add “walking” onto trainers and make them look incredible? He founded Off-White in 2013, a company known for chunky quotation marks, zip ties, capital letters and hazard tape. Despite losing the LVMH award in 2014 (LVMH being a French holding multinational corporation which oversees many notable fashion houses, including Loewe, Fendi, Celine, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton), his brand is arguably one of the most recognised and iconic in the world. One of my favourite pieces is from the Resort 2021 Womenswear and is modelled by his good friend, Bella Hadid. The electric blue mini dress is just stunning and acts as such a beautiful combo with the patent leather …

Content houses: the business model turning the young, privileged and problematic into social media megastars

TikTok is everywhere. Even if you’re too stubborn to download the app itself, you probably will still have heard of the likes Addison Rae and Charli D’Amilio. Stars of the video-sharing app are making a name for themselves in the ‘real world’, and it’s safe to say that a noticeable amount of popular content creators belong to, or at least used to belong to, a content house.

The Walk for Peace

Written by Laura May Bailey Last Sunday at 11 o’clock, as people across the UK and Commonwealth grew silent, they also gathered in distanced groups at the Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park to pay tribute and remember all those who have lost their lives in war.  The 11th of November 2020 marked 102 years since the end of the First World War, a milestone that felt even more poignant this year. Many of the men and women who lived through the Second World War are forced to stay at home, and perhaps, not even see family or friends, for their own safety. With many Armistice Day events migrating online, people feel more disconnected than ever. Looking to the past can provide comfort and inspiration.  The History of Victoria Park Before it was the large open park we know today, Victoria Park was a racecourse, a football field, and even one of the first roller skating rinks in Britain. During the Second World War, the park was a vital war resource, used for allotments by …