All posts by Silva Chege

Industry Insights: Portia Shaw, PR

Industry Insights: Portia Shaw, PR

In our last Industry Insights of the year (I know, heartbreak!), we speak to the hugely successful and driven Portia Shaw, head of the renowned POP PR.  Tell us about yourself? I’m a 30% feminist 70% career focused creature based…
Don’t Believe The Hype!

Don’t Believe The Hype!

We’ve all seen this odd sight – scores of teens, come rain or sunshine, waiting tirelessly outside of pint-sized, pop up stores in Shoreditch or Hackney to get their grubby little hands on overpriced tat. Come on… £1000 for a…
Modern Slavery in Fashion

Modern Slavery in Fashion

Slavery still exists. While it may no longer appear in its whips and chains form, modern slavery manifests itself in sweatshops, poor working conditions, and child labour. In accordance with the CNN Freedom Project’s definition, modern slavery is… “When one…
Industry Insights: James Anderson, writer

Industry Insights: James Anderson, writer

This week we speak to the incredibly talented James Anderson, who has over the years written for such illustrious publications as Smash Hits, The Face, Sleaze Nation and i-D Magazine. He’s also an Associate Lecturer in Fashion Journalism at Central…
Style File: Maddison Collymore

Style File: Maddison Collymore

Course: Fine Art, AUB How would you describe your style? I’d say I go for quite a hippy/rock look. My inspiration would be like Jimy Hendrix, I kind of respond to his music in my fashion as well. Have you…
Industry Insights: Dmitry Gotsfrid, designer

Industry Insights: Dmitry Gotsfrid, designer

This month we talk to the insanely talented Dmitry Gotsfrid! He’s a recent MA graduate of London College of Fashion and will undoubtedly become a major name in fashion with in the years to come…Introduce yourself? I’m Dmitry Gotsfrid. We…
Industry Insights: Ade Hassan, entrepreneur

Industry Insights: Ade Hassan, entrepreneur

This month we talk to the incredible Ade Hassan, the heart and soul of  Nubian Skin, a company that sells wonderfully inclusive nude coloured underwear and lingerie for darker skin tones – just in time for Valentines, no less! Tell…
Style File: Poppy Bullen

Style File: Poppy Bullen

Course: Multimedia Journalism, BUHow would you describe your style? I think I’m quite a tomboy…but I do like going a bit funky every now and again. Lots of bright colours. My statement piece would be my Doc Martin shoes, I…
Style Wins & Fails At The Grammys

Style Wins & Fails At The Grammys

This weekend, New York City’s Madison Square had the pleasure of hosting “Music’s Biggest Night”, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. However, while the performances were immaculate on the night, the same couldn’t be said for the outfits being worn. From…
The Emerging Fashion Capitals You Need to Know About

The Emerging Fashion Capitals You Need to Know About

When I ask, ‘what is the fashion capital of the world?’ what springs to mind – London? Paris? Milan? New York, perhaps? For decades, these same four cities have been jostling tirelessly to be the answer to said question. And…