Fashion & Beauty Archive
Why do students love to look like skaters?
What is skater style and why has it become so popular for students in this decade?
Balletcore: Reclaiming femininity
Elegance, grace and femininity have always been attributed to ballet. We examine how ballet performance wear is being reinmagined to promote female empowerment
Who is Olivier Rousteing? The designer making fashion history
We profile the acclaimed designer Olivier Rousteing, celebrating his life and work at Balmain across the years
Personal style vs. following trends – what’s more important?
In an age of such swift social and technological advancements, the fashion options young people are bombarded with are more than plentiful. And thus a battle between what suits their personal style and what is on trend ensues.
Beauty: Only skin deep
The beauty industry isn’t as pretty as it seems, with Eurocentric ideals still being pushed by the industry’s giants, but has Fenty Beauty caused enough stir to tackle these ideals head on?
Coperni’s spray-on dress: A revolution or a gimmick?
Can Coperni’s spray-on dress really be considered revolutionary in this day ad age? We take a look at the history and sentiment behind the design
The history of rave fashion: What to expect from Manchester
Excited to go out in Manchester? Gear up and find out what everyone’s wearing on the rave scene today
Creative to Con Artist: An insight into concert merchandise
An insight into the creative history of concert merchandise and how current artists are exploiting their fans through the sale of fast fashion with a lacks of creativeness
Beauty is Pain … And Money: Cosmetic money saving tips
Read for tips on saving money on cosmetics, finding the best deals, and how to make your favourite product last a little bit longer
Since when was ginger ‘in’?
Since when was red hair in? Read our beauty article to find out why red hair is trending in the celebrity world and what it means for the real gingers of the world
Beauty is in the eyes of the colonizer
We discuss the damaging impacts of western beauty standards on women of colour in society today. Ideas of beauty should not be restrictive.
In the Beauty Bag #8
Have a look inside the beauty bag of fashion marketing student Zahra and see what products she recommends, from hair care miracles to skin care must haves.
Accounting for Style #12 – Second Hand Retail Therapy
A second year student who loves second hand shopping and relies on retail therapy records her spending for the month
Societies X RAG Charity Fashion Show round up
Our roundup and favourite looks from the Student Union fashion show
Manchester fashion and beauty events happening in April 2022
Clothing swaps, charity events and more! Take a look at the different fashion events going on in Manchester this April.
Gloves, corsets and ballet flats: Bridgerton season two
With the upcoming series of Bridgerton, we look at the possible trends that may come from it
Uggs and Moon Boots: why can’t we let go of the past?
Our favourite chunky footwear this winter – practical and avant-garde? Or just another fashion regurgitation from the noughties?
Free the Nipple: A History of the Bra
A comprehensive history of the bra, from corsets, bandeaus and nylon to under wiring, Victoria’s Secret and the ‘free the nipple’ movement
What does ‘Bimbofication’ mean for feminism?
Why is Bimbofication is trending on TikTok? We discuss what it means for women and their femininity
Springing into style: Spring fashion trends 2022
It’s spring! We delve into what trends are going to be hot this season: from super mini mini skirts to the scary return of low rise jeans.