Fashion for Five – The Culture Team

With a number of successful shoots now complete, things for the fashion film are coming together. The culture team have conducted three shoots focusing on subculture with a sneak preview below.

Culture Shoot

Following last week’s post on the creative team’s thoughts on fashion (click here if you missed it), this week the culture group share their ideas…

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Gabby

What is your favourite fashion item?

My favourite fashion item is a pair of sunglasses I bought last summer from a Brixton market for £6. They have the phrase “cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye” around the frames. They are a bit of a statement to say the least. I often forget I am wearing them and see people walking past reading them with a look of puzzlement on their face.

Who is your top fashion designer?

I have been described by my good friend Ciara as “the least fashion aware fashion student ever.” I am terrible with the names of designers or brands. I just like the clothes rather than who they are by. If I had to choose, Alexander McQueen is an amazing designer who is always pushing the creative barriers.

What was your biggest fashion fail?

My Avril Lavigne phase, when I had a swoopy side fringe and cargo pants with far too many pockets.

What side of fashion do you identify with the most; creative, culture or business?

Creative

What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion to me means confidence. They act as a short cut to my rather loud and mad personality. I used to exclusively hide behind baggy jumpers and flouncy scarves. However, now I am happiest and more comfortable in the likes of my canary yellow halter neck, high-waisted stripy hippy trousers or red suede cowboy boots.

Alanah

Alanah

What is your favourite fashion item?

My favourite fashion item has to be my Swarovski stardust bracelets. They come in lots of different colours and are suitable for day and night accessorising. Some of them even double as a choker. I currently own five!

Who is your top fashion designer?

My favourite designer for a long time was Alexander McQueen, I loved his galaxy/alien inspired collection that Lady Gaga showcased in her “Bad Romance” video.

What was your biggest fashion fail?

My biggest fashion fail had to be these trousers from the 90’s.

Alanah Trousers

What side of fashion do you identify with most; creative, culture or business?

I would say that I identity more with the cultural side of fashion; subculture to be exact. I am definitely a fan of pop culture and would say that inspiration for my looks comes from both past and present pop icons.

What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion is a way to express yourself, to make a statement and to promote confidence.

Magda

Magda

What is your favourite fashion item?

Probably jacket or sunglasses, I feel like they can make even the simplest outfit stand out!

Who is your top fashion designer?

I don’t think I have a specific designer that I follow all the time, however I really like the aesthetics of Gucci and Balmain. I love Balmain for its extremely chic designs and Gucci shoes or accessories are to die for!

What was your biggest fashion fail?

There has been quite a few, but one of the main ones I can remember would be wearing too many colours at the same time, like purple coloured jeans with a yellow hoodie, even the thought of that now still gives me the fear.

What side of fashion do you identify with most; creative, culture or business?

Definitely creative, I admire the work of fashion designers that are really creative and not scared to make something that really stands out and might not be approved by everyone. Although I am not always the one to wear that clothes, I try to convince myself to buy something more daring from time to time.

What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion to me is definitely the way to express myself, it allows people to be able to show different sides they have to them. I also think fashion is a great way to boost up your mood and add confidence into people, when they might find it difficult to reflect it in another way.

Erin

Erin

What is your favourite fashion item?

Definitely my leather jacket, an investment that was so worth it and can make any outfit look edgy and cool.

Who is your top fashion designer?

Chanel or Gucci. I’m obsessed with both and couldn’t pick a favourite.

What was your biggest fashion fail?

When me and my best friend use to purposely dress the exact same. It makes me cringe so much when I see the old pictures.

What side of fashion do you identify with most; creative, culture or business?

Creative

What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion allows me to show who I am and how I feel, whether I want to be laid back and casual or dressed to the nines. There are no rules.

 

Thanks to the culture team for sharing their fashion views. Next week we’ll be meeting the business group, who’ll be sharing their fashion thoughts.

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