Na hÉireannaigh a Chuir Faoi Chois: Na Dlíthe Chostais* in Éirinn sa 16ú hAois Déag

Déanann Grace Claro cur síos ar an tslí a rinneadh na húdaráis Sasanacha iarracht na hÉireannaigh a chur faoi smacht sna 1500í trí srianta ar feisteas agus stíl gruaige a chur i bhfeidhm ar fud na tíre.   Chuir rí Henry VIII na Bhreataine dlíthe costais i gcrích in Éirinn sna 1540í. Ba dlíthe iad […]

Sex and Relationships and Their Influence on Fashion.

Fashion and sex make unsurprising bedfellows. As an expression of one’s inner self, fashion is used to create characters and alter egos, act as armor in defense of an oftentimes unforgiving world and bolster political statements. Throughout history, it has solidified iconic careers in the mainstream consciousness and, of course, caused scandal and controversy. Equally, […]

From Topshop to No Shop: The Decline of a Fashion Retail Giant

Niamh Buckley discusses the recent acquisition of the Topshop brand by prolific online retailer ASOS.   ASOS has taken over Topshop, absorbing it and other brands from the Arcadia group into its corporation. Considering the recent surge in online fashion retail, then this development does not come as a total shock. Personally, I stopped shopping […]

For The Love Of Fashion

“The relationship between today’s society and the influencers of the fashion world is powerful, bordering obsessive, and certainly unrequited. So why is it that we feel the need to lean so heavily on both celebrities and influencers for fashion inspiration? Why is it that so many of us can’t decide for ourselves what style we […]

Don’t Lose Your Head

Digital illustrations by Ruth O’Connell  Find her on Instagram @ruthismessy Images available to purchase as prints on her Etsy shop Support local artists!    

Top 5 Apps For Fashion Lovers

    Deputy Fashion Editor Kaia Purcell brings you her top five app recommendations for those tech-savvy fashionistas out there.  In a world where we feel comfortable (and frankly, glad) to delegate even the most menial of tasks to technology, we are experiencing the many ways in which technology is bringing the world closer within […]