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with Orsola de Castro

In this first interview for ‘Fashion Unlearned’, Address contributor Emily McGuire speaks with Orsola de Castro about her views on the systemic problems within fashion. Since co-founding Fashion Revolution in 2013, Orsola and her team campaign globally for brand transparency as a way forward for sustainability. With wholehearted urgency, Orsola explains the flawed relationship between fashion and sustainability, and why we need to unlearn what we know about fashion in order to create a sustainable future …read more

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July fashion books

In preparation for summer holidays, Address has put together a list of fashion books you might want to indulge in this July. What unifies all of these books is that they engage with areas such as photography, modelling, magazine-making and fashion business in a way that is light and entertaining, yet informative …read more

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July fashion exhibitions

Fashion photographers Terence Donovan, Helmut Newton and Paul Outerbridge have their works on display in London, Amsterdam and New York whilst major exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s work is currently taking place in Los Angeles. Experimental Mode in Flux explores ideas around adaptability in fashion championed by emerging and established artists, designers, engineers and scientists, questioning issues of desirability, functionality and sustainability in clothing …read more

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear exhibition, currently on display at London’s V&A, tells the story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day, considering the practical and personal, sensory and fashionable and exploring underwear’s roles of protecting and enhancing the body. Address editor Grace Eagle visited the exhibition. …read more

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author and beauty critic Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

5 years ago, Autumn Whitefield-Madrano created a blog titled The Beheld in order to critically explore questions behind personal appearance and beauty. Since then, alongside websites such as Jezebel and Refinery29 as well as an array of independent voices contributing to the dialogues in the field, she has helped to define what criticism means when it comes to writing about beauty. Address editor Johannes Reponen interviewed Autumn Whitefield-Madrano in the eve of her Face Value book launch …read more

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Unpicking the politics of sustainable fashion

In this introductory article that lays the foundations for Fashion Unlearned series, Address contributor Emily McGuire sets off on a journey to explore how the fashion system could be re-designed for sustainability. In in-depth interviews with Orsola de Castro, Timo Rissanen, and Otto von Busch that will be published in subsequent months, Emily will unpick the topic in more detail with a focus on education, citizen agency, and consumer capitalism …read more

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June fashion books

June fashion books are all about people and positions. Author David Foy’s visual retrospective showcases designer John Galliano’s captivating contributions to contemporary fashion whilst curator Pamela Golbin has reconstructed ‘interviews’ with 21st century’s most important fashion designers from Poiret to Balmain. Fashion scholar Jenny Lantz investigates tastemakers who exist in and between fashion production and consumption, from designers and stylists to trend forecasters, buyers, and journalists …read more

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June fashion exhibitions

In Paris, Anatomy of a Collection is an invitation to discover garments with historical associations that reflects the essence of Palais Galliera’s archive. In Manchester, Freedom and Fashion exhibition examines the fashion legacy of the First World War for the 21st century. And, in New York, Uniformity explores the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, considering both their social role and their influence on high fashion …read more

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Alexander McQueen a/w 2016 – Look 41

Fashion system is in flux and many are announcing it as ‘broken’ but what does this mean for design? Address contributor Jacob Rosengren considers the aesthetics of fashion during a time of transition …read more

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May fashion books

From beards to bicycling and denim, the focus of May’s fashion books is decidedly masculine, perhaps even a bit hipster …read more

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May fashion exhibitions

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, that opens at The Metroplitan Museum of Art in New York tomorrow, is likely to steal most of the attention from other fashion exhibitions this month. After all, it enjoys from a star-studded grand opening ceremony, Vogue-backing and there is a documentary that follows the making of last year’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit that has just been released. However, there are other fascinating exhibitions in London, Melbourne and Hartford worth a visit this month …read more

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April fashion books

Masculinity is explored in Christopher Breward’s book about suits whereas James Bone’s book about America’s first supermodel Audrey Munson is about ultimate feminine beauty. On the other hand, Brent Luvaas’s ethnographic research on street style blogging is contrasted by a glossy picture book on Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s fashion photography for high-end fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar. April fashion books capture the polar opposites of fashion …read more

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