Style File is the segment that puts the lens on you, the stylish students of Bournemouth and shows the world that when it comes to fashion, there is no better place to be in than B-town! However, this section isn’t just about clothes (gasp, I know), it also gives you the perfect opportunity to voice your opinions on life, politics and the universe itself. And kicking off our first ever Style File segment is the incredibly stylish Elizabeth Eaton…
Course: Fashion Design, AUB
How would you describe your style?
I would say that my style at the moment is…grungier. But I also try to keep it classy. I would call it classy grudge.
What is your number one rule for being stylish?
You need to show your individuality through it, like, don’t follow trends. I don’t think that anyone who follows trends is actually really stylish – I know that sounds mean, but you really need to show your individuality.
Have you always been into fashion?
I went through so awkward stages, as everyone does…I reckon, once I found out I wanted to do fashion, everything just came into one. I stopped following trends and started wearing what I wanted, I became my own person really.
The best thing about being young in 2017?
Expressing yourself, it’s so easy to express yourself with things like social media. You can just show who you are, even to people you don’t know. And just like the internet, we have access to everything – the whole world.
How would you spend one million?
I would expand my business and see if that sort of works out. Probably go out on a few holidays and stuff.
Best decade for fashion?
I would say the nineties, the grudge bit… I loved how people just throw things together. Like, I saw pictures of my mum in the nineties – she looked so cool.
I just think everything is going to shit, isn’t it? Just, everything is going wrong, it feels very surreal. But at the same time, nothing is really happening. Like, Brexit… nothing is really happening. So, it could end up being a positive thing, so I’m going to keep an open-minded hand hope it’s positive. Donald Trump…he’s going to go soon, anyway. I think he’s trying to be so bad that they want him out and then they’ll do a re-election.
Are you optimistic or pessimistic for humanities future? And why?
Pessimistic. I’m quite a pessimistic person, we’re just ruining things, aren’t we? Nothing is really going to get better, it’s going to get worse…we’re killing the environment.
I feel like I’m very sustainable, I want to design sustainably and try and change the world. But it’s not going to happen, I know it isn’t going to happen.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I would change…going back to fashion, the thing I would change is fast fashion. I absolutely hate it. We don’t need to wear clothes one time and then throw it out… it just really pisses me off, to be honest. I mean, people are dying in Bangladesh just for fast fashion. And now, the fashion industry has just so many negative connotations in people’s minds because of it. Fashion is something that should be celebrated all the time and not have so many negative effects on the environment and people!