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A matter of inches: corsets make a comeback

An exploration of the 21st century corset renaissance, spurred by icons from Madonna to McQueen.

Power Up

This week we celebrate the power of androgynous fashion and its capacity to reshape workwear.
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Flattering fashion: fiction or reality?

Are fashion rules completely damaging, or do they have their uses?
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Introducing 2019 in colour: Living Coral

Pantone has revealed Living Coral to be their 2019 Colour of the Year. But what exactly is the significance of this title? And how far can colour reach beyond fashion in shaping our everyday lives?
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Raf Simons: short-lived brilliance

Raf Simons' recent departure from Calvin Klein raises questions about his history of short-term affairs with fashion houses
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Simply the breast: fashion frees the nipple

Fashion is an undeniable driver of the movement to free the nipple. But what are the darker implications of this?
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Binge shopping – a no brainer?

Exploring the science behind the 'treat yourself' mentality

Word on the Street

Student style in its laidback, everyday glory
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The Year in Fashion: 2018’s Best and Worst Trends

The Cherwell Fashion Editors give their take on 2018's key trends.
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Why fashion can be whatever it wants to be

In defence of the outrageously impractical: an art form that deserves the same freedom to invent impractical and weird creations
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