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Breaking Boundaries in Fashion: The Edward Enninful Era at British Vogue and What Comes Next

by Veryan Zimber Edward Enninful, current editor-in-chief of British Vogue, is stepping down from his position after just 6 years.  Instead, Enninful will move into the role of Editorial Advisor for British Vogue and Global creative and Cultural advisor of Vogue - a newly created role which he will assume in Spring/Summer 2024.  It was confirmed via a post on the magazine's Instagram account that the March 2024 issue will be his last issue.  This new ‘promotion’ was apparently born from a conversation he had with Anna Wintour and Roger Lynch, the chief executive officer at Condé Nast, about how he could play a more comprehensive role in broadening the spotlight on Vogue to a more global scale.  Enninful has held the coveted title as British Vogue’s editor-in-chief since 2017 and in doing so he has trailblazed the way for change within the fashion industry.  The first issue under his direction featured the mixed-race British model and feminist activist, Adwoa Aboah, as its cover sta

Barbie Ferreira and Flip-Flops? A Summer Trend to Dip Your Toe Into

by Shruti Parekh Its officially swimsuit seasons and, unexpectedly, flip-flops are here to cause a summer stir.   Something traditionally associated with lounging by the pool has now become the ultimate comfy fashion statement.  This year, flip-flops have emerged as a fashion staple, finding their place in everyday wardrobes. And, weirdly enough, on red carpets and fashion weeks too. You may be wondering, how have Flip-flops have made this elevated shift? All thanks to Havaianas, the famous Brazilian flip-flop brand.   Known for her badass role in Euphoria, Barbie Ferreira has designed their latest pairs.  The limited edition flip-flop collection is unisex, unique and “inspired by Barbie Ferreira's personality”.  Earlier this year, she gave us a peak of this collaboration at Vogue Ball in Copacabana - pairing pastel pink flip-flops with a matching dress and veil to demonstrate Havaianas’ message that you should experiment without judgement. Isn’t that what fashion is all about, aft

Victoria’s Secret's Downfall: Lack of Diversity and the Reimagined Fashion Show That Aims to Save the Brand

by Ally McLaren For 23 years, Victoria's Secret dazzled the world with its extravagant annual Fashion Show, but in 2019, the event was abruptly canceled.  This decision, however, wasn't entirely surprising. The brand had faced mounting criticism for its lack of diversity, which contributed to declining ratings and scandals behind the scenes.  Now, Victoria's Secret is attempting to reinvent itself with a new fashion show concept. Will this be enough to save the brand from its troubled past? The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was once renowned for its bejeweled bras, angel wings, and A-list performances. Despite thus, its popularity waned due to the brand's refusal to embrace diversity.  Public outcry intensified in 2018 when the show's organizer, Edward Razek, made controversial remarks about not featuring plus-size or transgender models, suggesting it didn't align with the brand's fantasy image.  Moreover, revelations about the brand's former CEO

The Dark Side of BookTok Fame: Examining the Impact of "It Ends with Us" by Colleen Hoover

by Aadya Paswan  In January, the exciting news broke that Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni were cast as Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid, respectively, for the on-screen adaptation of the bestselling novel "It Ends with Us" by Colleen Hoover. But as fans took to social media to express their opinions, it became evident that not everyone was thrilled with the casting choices. This begs the question: What caused such a strong reaction? The answer lies in the world of BookTok, where the perils of instant success are all too real. Thanks to social media, we've become a society of book critics and skeptics, sharing our thoughts and emotions about books with people across the globe. BookTok, along with Book Twitter and Bookstagram, has been hailed as the force behind "making reading cool again," giving us a platform to share favorite quotes and express how fictional character deaths devastate us. And surprisingly, there's a vast audience eager to listen. This phenomenon

Meet Atelier Jolie: Angelina Jolie’s Sustainable Fashion Collective Fusing Humanism and Creativity

by Tia Shah Angelina Jolie had a vision for Atelier Jolie, her recently launched fashion brand, to create elevation through garments.  Unveiled on May 18th, this fashion venture is not just about style. Jolie's commitment to sustainability, ethical practices, and supporting skilled refugees and independent artists are its backbone. Angelina Jolie's foray into the fashion realm may come as a surprise, but her vision for Atelier Jolie is clear - it's “a place for creative people to collaborate with a skilled and diverse family of expert tailors and artisans from around the world."  Implementing her own humanistic virtues, the brand's ethos revolves around elevating others. This is done through providing paid apprenticeships for skilled refugees, as well as supporting independent artists. Atelier Jolie will be “a creative collective for self-expression”.  And, this is a space for everyone.  Their website states, “We hope to create a community of creativity and inspira