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The female boss: Maria Grazia Chiuri

Inkeeping with International Women’s Day, this week at The Mancunion we’re celebrating the female trailblazers of the fashion industry. Let’s hear it for the girls

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Sex sells

As feminism attempts to concur all, it cannot be denied that female sexuality is a taboo that causes mixed responses from the feminist community. Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski and Emma Watson’s recent controversy are claiming that there bodies and their sexuality do not contradict their feminism. This week Jenny Knowles has a look at how sex sells in fashion and, whether it’s the women who profit?

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Feminism and Japanese fashion

The fashion industry is often seen to sexualise women’s bodies but does this translate across continents?

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Case study: The ostrich feather jacket

Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals why the ostrich feather jacket should be the reason that you take out another loan

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Lets talk about thongs

Potentially the most controversial item you’ll find in your lingerie drawer

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NYX: the soft matte lip cream

Shannon Winterbone talks through the perks of NYX’s cult liquid lipstick

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Guardian Angel or Glamorising Arms?

Is there a danger in sporting a fashion accessory without understanding its power as a political message? How aware of we are the statements we make?

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Case study: theBalm cosmetics

Where Soap and Glory meet Benefit; but with a more appealing price tag. Contributor Zoe Dukoff-Gordon reveals the top products from the up and coming makeup brand theBalm cosmetics

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Personal style

Kitty Mitchell-Turner reveals the inspiration behind her style

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The style file

Deputy Fashion and Beauty editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals her signature style

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Style on stilts

Having begun university in monochrome monotony, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar discusses her drastic (ally necessary) style evolution

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Ashley Graham: fashion’s game-changer

Following the release of Vogue US’s first ever cover image to feature a plus-size model, Shannon Winterbone discusses a potential turning point in the fashion industry