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The Sukajan

You’ve come a long way, baby. From humble souvenir to runway sensation, the sukajan has enjoyed quite the ascent. This letterman-style embroidered bomber, often sumptuously decked out in tigers, koi, dragons, and cherry blossoms, has its origins in WWII, when troops who had served in Asia wanted a memento of their time overseas. They’ve since […] Read More

Dita’s Lingerie

As the Retro Wardrobe Queen launches her vintage inspired lingerie line in Harrods (it’s gorgeous, BTW) Dita Von Teese took time out of her schedule to talk about something she’s more than well versed about. Vintage fashion…. Q: What’s the most precious item of vintage in your wardrobe? A: I have a suit by Christian Dior haute […] Read More

Summer 2015 Trends

Getting a handle on Summer’s lead fashion stories (the chic sportif, the ’90s-meets-’70s love-in, the Canadian tux redux) is simple enough — it’s just a trend report away.  Tracking down the individual pieces that capture the mood of the season requires a higher level of study.  Finding the ones that flatter and function, then working them […] Read More

Creeper Boots

Pop impresarios and style stalwarts Rihanna and Madonna have already been spotted wearing Alexander Wang’s Fall 2015 ’90s platform goth combat boots, and it’s a sure-tell sign we’ll soon all be pounding the concrete in these heavily-studded clod-hoppers. Clomp! Clomp! Clomp! That’s the sound of a fashion trend coming your way. I know, I know […] Read More

Newstalgia Psychology

Many clothing fashions and styles of previous decades have experienced resurgence in popularity, with Nike blazer trainers and 1970s-inspired floppy hats once again featuring prominently in high street retail stores.  Meanwhile, we have seen an explosion of second-hand clothing and vintage stores to cater for the demand in classic styles of clothing. Psychologist Dr Glenn Wilson says Brits are increasingly embracing symbols of the […] Read More
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