For me, Oxfam is a shining example of a brand working to reinvigorate perceptions of second-hand fashion, beyond nan’s knitted jumpers and beat up trainers to hand-picked, well-cared-for clothing from great labels that are still stylish and relevant for today. Oxfam also celebrates the power of vintage; showcasing fashion that not only makes the wearer stand out from the crowd but also carries a heritage and a story, beyond mass production.
The latest and most exciting breakthrough in ethical fashion research and theory comes from a professor at my university, Dr Sue Thomas, who incidentally runs Scotland’s first and only fashion ethics course.
Today I’m sharing a few snaps from a recent photoshoot at BAAD (Barras Art And Design) for award-winning Glasgow fashion designer Rachel McMillan, featuring photographer Magdalena M Kaminska, make-up artist Beth King, and models Louise Blair, Ziggy, and me!
Anyone who’s a long time Urbanity reader will know that I’ve been obsessed with sustainable Scottish fashion brand Studio Five since day one, and now over a year old, the label’s Edinburgh based founders Lucy and Kitty Pressland have launched their A/W 17 collection, Wilderness, and recruited me to help promote it!