Harrods Fur Protest

The Harrods Fur Protest on
Saturday14th January 2012
On Saturday mornings anti fur campaigners meet outside Harrods to spread the word about the secrets of the fur trade. More specifically the protest encourages shoppers to boycott the Harrods store which is the last remaining department store in the UK to still stock real fur.

Today the British fur industry is worth over £500 million a year, and globally worth almost £7 billion.  

The Recessionista

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Is it okay to be redundant but not look redundant?

The recession, something none of us wanted to deal with. The recession may have changed our shopping habits and may even have had an impact on fashion itself. Despite the economic uncertainty, we still have our eyes on the trends, but are we just hanging on to what we have and guiltily spending on the credit card?

The Vintage Fur Debate - Glamour without the guilt?

A selection of vintage fur including Musquash,
Squirrel, Astrakhan, Rabbit and fake.
At any fashion show in the world, amongst the silk and cashmere there are also bound to be lavish swathes of real fur adorning coats, boots and gloves. 
In the nineties the "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" supermodel campaign led by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) left London and New York catwalks hiding fur in disgrace.

Fashion's Most Political Moment - Women and the War

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Fashion and politics, hardly a match made in heaven. Although fashion and politics couldn't be further from each other, it is the political movement brought about by women's suffrage groups that saw fashion change forever. Since the end of the Nineteenth century women's suffrage has struggled for equal rights for women.

Top 5 factors that shaped Fashion

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1. Vintage Styles and Trends
Vintage collections and styles are continuously making their way into our wardrobe, and there are very few clothes which aren't vintage inspired. From the camisole and corset designed in the 1920s to the military trend and cropped jackets that flooded the 1940s, they have all made a major come back on today's fashion scene.  Mary Quant's mini-skirt and tie-dye material dominated the 1960s and the platform shoes and flairs which dictated the 1970s have been repeatedly revived since the 1990s.

Trends from every decade are consistently making their way back onto the catwalk, whether it's the style or the fabric, or the elegance of an idol portrayed in a design.