The Craft of Jacketing – Customised Denim Jackets by Peter Gibson (Exhibition, Fabrications)

You’ve probably seen a customised denim jacket at some stage, but you’re unlikely to have come across the incredible detail, dedication and storytelling that goes into the jackets embellished by Peter Gibson. Best known...

Breaking Fashion: why has the BBC commissioned a TV programme that promotes fast fashion?

There’s one word to sum up the BBC’s new style show Breaking Fashion: Appalling. For those of you who haven’t heard of it let me explain. Breaking Fashion is a six-part fly-on-the-wall style documentary that’s currently...

Why does Zandra Rhodes have pink hair and things I learnt at her 50...

An icon for anyone with coloured hair Dame Zandra Rhodes is the most famous Brit to swap conventional locks for hair that truly represent her. I can’t remember when as a teen I first...

Best Haberdashery, Textile & Fabric Shops in London (Soho)

People often see me and ask if I work in fashion. I have a huge appreciation for clothes and though I haven't studied it professionally I did do Fashion & Textiles for one of...

Weavers of The Clouds – Textile Arts of Peru: Peruvian fashion, crafts and textiles...

When the email dropped in my inbox with news that the ‘Weavers Of The Clouds – Textile Arts of Peru' exhibition was opening at the Fashion and Textile Museum I nearly exploded from excitement. It...

10 Style Commandments from Sue Kreitzman

I heard more wisdom about life from Sue Kreitzman in 60 minutes at last night’s Riposte Magazine ‘A Question of Taste’ event than I’ve heard in the last few years. I’m a total Sue...

Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru – Craft and Travel’s favourite exhibition...

Image: Sebastian Castenada (This is my preview post, see my review from when it opened here.)  To say I’m excited about the forthcoming Weavers of The Clouds exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London would be...

Stop Brexit Fashion – when style and politics collide

Pin badge from Froggie and Rosbif Some serious effort has been made over the last few months at the numerous protests that have taken place by Anti-Brexit campaigners. Look back at the photos and you’ll see...

Learning traditional Mexican Gancho Embroidery from the Istmo of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico and trying...

All over the markets in Oaxaca and beyond you’ll see clothing (typically traditional Mexican Huipils) decorated with giant flower embroidery. The region this stitched style originates from is The Istmo of Tehuantepec in the...

I wore a bra on top of my clothes and here’s what happened…

Ever since I’ve been following Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower on social media I’ve become more conscious of how much I detest bras. Sure ‘bra-burning’ is a historic part of the feminist movement but...

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