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Living in a foreign city is exciting, pulsating, saturating, taxing and exhausting.
I’ve lived in two.
My first show at London Fashion Week left me stumped for words (no easy feat). I’ve worked within the confines of the high fashion stratosphere for some time now. I understand trends, colourways and the need for cutting edge designs that negate the utilitarian in favour of something more sartorially groundbreaking. But, there’s a distinctive line – when the reactionary…
The scandal that has ensued over the exposing of the 33-year old tradition of the Presidents Club, has bought many things to light. Not least, the treatment and the protection of individuals on 0 contract hours.
…as told my an un-wintery and slightly discouraged Australian living in London.
NO city’s image is more at odds with the reality than London. So many Aussies flock to the capital with raised expectations only to encounter disappointment.
It’s almost become a rite of passage, hasn’t it? Moving to London in your early to mid-20s, in search of opportunities, friends and a glimpse of a watered-down and libated Royal. London, the frenetic hub of entertainment, art, culture, history and comedy. It’s a city that pulsates with life, energy and dynamism. It’s also the seed of ambition. Ambitious writers, actors, musicians, suits and creatives scowl the streets looking for the next opportunity, hoarding the coffee shops and ordering one too many Americanos in digital pursuit. We’re all here, and we’re all vying for that ‘break’.
‘Here’s the thing,’ my best friend Diana exclaims loudly to an audience of 125. ‘She’s half bogan, half posh – a total 50/50’.
Sartorial statements have always been the backbone of Fashion Week, never more so than in London with its eclecticism and explosion of creative talent. Yet the humble accessory has demanded focus this season. From crocs to ornate headpieces, these were the breakout accessories that stuck to mind…
London is a sprawl of intellectual and cultural stimulation. But it’s also the only place I have visited and lived where the image exported is incongruous to the reality.