What to Watch: Fashion Edition

What to Watch: Fashion Edition

If you’re wishing you could be wearing your favourite clothing pieces rather than pyjamas, attending catwalks or shopping right now, here are some things to watch while in quarantine to fuel your passion for fashion from home.


WHAT TO WATCH: FASHION EDITION


NETFLIX

Next In Fashion – Hosted by Alexa Chung and Tan France, this series watches a competition between fashion designers in order to win prize money and a start up for their business. I’ve been binge watching this series and I can confirm it’s certainly worth the watch if you enjoy analysing the creative process of clothing designing. It’s versatility is an exciting aspect, with each episode focusing on a different theme or garment ie: couture, lingerie, shapes and patterns.

What I’ve added to my Netflix “list”

  • Styling Hollywood
  • McQueen
  • Franca: Chaos and Creation
  • Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
  • Clueless

YOUTUBE

A staggering amount of YouTube content is fashion-related, with hauls, DIY’s, tutorials, look books and catwalks… there is certainly lots to chose from.

Arden Rose is an amazing YouTuber who is honest and ethical, unlike many other influencers, due to her awareness of how harmful fast fashion is for our environment. She explains the issue so eloquently and provides her audience with reasonable alternatives which I think is truly admirable. She also makes videos going through her closet, talking about how to restyle pieces as well as sharing which ones she’s going to give away so they can be worn by someone else rather than thrown away. LINKS:

There’s also high fashion/ designer related content all over the platform.

Vogue stands out to me as one of the most popular and top quality channels. With videos containing some of the most famous faces in the fashion industry, it’s obviously perfect for those who crave fashion content.

You could also watch runway content! Simply search your favourite designer (ie: “Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2020/2021”) and you can easily access and immerse yourself into the world of your favourite collections and fashion shows. I’m currently obsessed with Miu Miu.

Link to Miu Miu Fall Winter entire show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um_g5gEdIec


IGTV

Lots of people forget about Instagram’s IGTV content but if you want shorter and vertical videos, it’s perfect for you. Here is a list of IGTV creators (companies as well as influencers) to look at for your fashion fix:

  • @ dazedfashion
  • @ cosmopolitan
  • @ fashioninflux
  • @ oliviagraceherring

TIKTOK

Tiktok is one of the most relevant apps at the minute, primarily known for it’s comedy and dance videos. While I certainly enjoy watching those, there are also many fashion tiktokers!

  • @ mayahavana reinvents old pieces in her wardrobe, shows the sewing process and provides tutorials
  • @ fashioninflux posts trend-relevant fashion videos and inspiration
  • @ nichole.ciotti shares fashion life hacks on her page
  • @ thatgemruby creates aesthetically pleasing videos revolving around effortless but effective fashion

Hopefully this helped fill the fashion shaped hole in your life at the moment! Let me know what you’ve been watching or if you have watched any of the programmes/ creators I have mentioned above.

Thanks for reading, follow and like if you enjoyed.

Stay safe. Lots of love,

Grace x

Join My Journey: Studying Fashion From Home (Part 1)

Join My Journey: Studying Fashion From Home (Part 1)

Fashion is an aesthetic expression I’ve always been hugely fascinated and excited by, therefore, I decided now is a great time to develop my knowledge of the art form further. This blog post will introduce you to my journey of studying fashion from home; looking at areas of inquiry and certain designers I am personally interested in. Please feel free to join the journey!

Please note: I am not following a syllabus and I’m certainly not a professional. This is purely for the satisfaction of learning new content whilst in quarantine, with the hope of continuing it for as long as possible.


Without further ado, welcome to part one…

I adore fashion journalism: it’s a dream job of mine. The first step of developing my knowledge of the fashion spectrum was simple because it was something I regularly do anyway… reading and writing articles, blogposts and magazines. Links to my favourite recent articles:

Secondly, I decided to take an online course from Institut Francais de la mode (French Fashion Institute) on FutureLearn entitled “Understanding Fashion: From Business To Culture” and so far, it is marvellously motivational and informative. I’m currently one week 1 of 4 so shall talk in more detail about the course in a future post. During week one, hearing from Simon Porte Jacquemus truly captivated me as his intense love for his job was revealed. This leads me onto step 3…

Step 3 of this exploration was the point in which I moved onto studying an individual designer… Jacquemus who has created one of the most well known upcoming brand in the industry. Having previously been obsessed with his lavender field runway (s/s 2020 “Le Coup de Soleil”), mini bag trend and after understanding his dedication during the online course, I was inspired to delve deeper into everything Jacquemus.

This began by me rewatching the Le Coup de Soleil runway video, this time taking note of anything significantly thought provoking (favourite pieces, artistic references etc). It was difficult not to make note of every single detail because I almost certainly could have… the collection is wonderful and the entire production is perfection. Next, I looked at previous collections and runway videos. Moving onto interviews, I began to establish a more detailed understanding of Jacquemus’ creative process and reasoning for creating his brand in the way he has. Before I knew it, I’d become a huge fan.

Inevitably, step 4 was MORE RESEARCH! I was eager to study more designers in detail, getting to know their garments as well as their motivations in the industry, using similar methods to those mentioned previously with regards to Jacquemus! Below is a list of a few more designers I looked at:

Step 5 will begin for me tomorrow, moodboard creation. Scrapbooking is something I have loved for a long time, it’s therapeutic, relaxing and satisfying. I am going to build up a portfolio/ scrap book of runway looks and magazine cut-outs and formulate them in a way in which I can annotate but is also aesthetically pleasing. If this goes well, I’ll share the results in the next post of this series!

In true Pinterest style, here are some pictures that captivate fashion study/ work to motivate us!

CREDITS: (order of top left to bottom right)
freyawewer on Instagram
Rose Inc. on Instagram
FashiionGoneRouge @ bellathomas on Instagram
Deborah-lovegrove on blogspot
DGTRF on Pinterest

Thank you so much for reading today’s post. I hope you enjoyed the first part of the ‘Join My Journey’ series! Part 2 will be up soon. Comment any thoughts or questions you have below, leave a like if you liked it and follow for more content!

Stay safe! Lots of love,

Grace x