Skip to main content

How TikTok’s Tube Girl Dominated Fashion Week Season

by Marilla Cate


From the London Underground to front row at Balmain, Sabrina Bahsoon, better known as Tube Girl, has cemented her place within the fashion industry. 

Her signature erratic lip syncing has drawn attention for disrupting the usual subdued atmosphere of the London underground, attracting global attention, and sparking a conversation around our use of social media in public spaces. 

Whilst other passengers carry out their commutes, Bahsoon has been making a name for herself in the media and fashion world. 

Since starting to post TikTok’s on the tube in August 2023, she has received numerous brand partnerships, been spotted front row at fashion shows, and even walked the runway herself.


Her London Fashion Week debut included walking the runway in Mac Cosmetics first ever fashion show, ‘The Face Show’. She followed this by walking at Paris Fashion Week for Christopher Cowan whilst Cowan’s partner, Sam Smith, performed. 

She’s been a part of the digital campaign for Hugo Boss’ Milan Fashion Week show, and made a TikTok with Florence Pugh at Valentino. Outside of her notoriety at fashion weeks, the Tube Girl Spotify playlist has 67,000 likes, she’s helped promote Troye Sivan’s new single with a TikTok on the tube together, and worked with Bentley on a brand partnership.


Described by some as ‘confidence personified’, and by others as simply ‘dystopian’, Bahsoon has certainly made a place for herself within social media and the fashion industry. 

Her rapid rise in online popularity and speedy integration into the fashion week spotlight reflects the focus from brands on exploiting trends and situating themselves within the online conversation. Influencers have become a key feature of the fashion week landscape, with these platforms providing essential tools for designers and brands to connect with global audiences and highlight the modern relevancy of fashion houses.

The extensive reach and already engaged follower base that influencers provide have emerged as powerful features for the fashion industry. They attend runway shows, provide real-time updates, and create content that showcases current collections. 

The fashion industry and runways have embraced social media trends and influencers as powerful tools to remain relevant and harness the attention of social media users. Fashion's engagement with online trends and influencers is a strategic move to maintain its relevancy in an ever-evolving digital landscape, connecting with broader audiences and shaping the cultural conversation around brands and trends. 

In an era where digital presence reigns supreme, influencers like Bahsoon have become integral for brands who want to stay at the forefront of the fashion world.


Most Popular

‘Make Tattooing Safe Again’: Sheffield Based Tattoo Artist Exposed for Indecent Behaviour

 by Emily Fletcher TW: SA, Animal Abuse, Transphobia Photo Credit: @ meiko_akiz uki Recently, an  Instagram account  has been created to provide a  ‘space to safely give a voice to those who want to speak out about the behaviour of one, Sheffield based tattoo artist’. A  total of 40+ posts have been made by the above social media account regarding  one of Sheffield's most popular tattoo artists .  Thankfully, all posts are prefaced with a Content Warning prior to sharing screenshots of the messages that have been sent anonymously to the page. The majority of Content Warnings refer to sexual behaviour, abuse, and sexual assault. It is clear that there is a reoccurring theme within each submission, as many clients appear to have had the same experiences with the tattoo artist. Women, mostly, are being made to feel uncomfortable while being tattooed. One of the most vulnerable positions anyone can be in, tattoo artists should make their clients feel comfortable and safe during the pro

Eurydice’s Last Words

by Kate Bradley I do not want to return To sit in the stalls, Of an empty black box Strewn with petals Leave the ghost light on, Let it shine like a call home, But I will not come back To turn it off alone. I learn this as we walk Our ever so solemn path Our thudding funeral march, You think we’re going back. As I trace my old steps, I fear of the day When the symphony swells, And I land my gaze On you, yet you will be Enraptured by the sound, If you did twist To turn around, You would not see me. So I am not sorry, I speak out into the empty air And I am not sorry. “Turn Around.” You do, you look You think  I fall But I run on, Arms wide open To fall in love With it all “Perhaps she was the one who said, ‘Turn around.” On the X45 bus, back from the Tyneside Cinema, I wrote a poem entitled “Eurydice’s Final Words”, after having seen “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”.  That poem was terrible, so I wrote a new one, as my response to the beautifully poignant film.  In one scene, Héloïse, an 18

Single Review: ‘Tell Me’ - Jay Moussa-Mann

by Ilana Hawdon The feeling of pure betrayal and heartbreak is perfectly captured in Jay Moussa-Mann’s latest single, ‘Tell Me’. Jay Moussa-Mann is the folk dream we have been waiting for. A favourite on BBC Introducing, Radio 6 and BBC Radio Tees, Jay ’s sound is easy on the ears but delightfully addictive. With a background in writing and film, she began her solo musical venture when she released her debut album, ‘Little Deaths’ in late-2019, and since then, Moussa-Mann has defined herself as an artist with unbelievable range and promise.    ‘Tell Me’ is completely timeless; with notes of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, Moussa-Mann creates a folk-inspired track which is simultaneously heart wrenching and strangely empowering. Beginning as a simple guitar tune, ‘Tell Me’ builds with layers of luscious strings and twinkling piano, tied together with Jay ’s vocal line which is equal parts melancholic and divine. The song feels unwaveringly intimate; the lyrics ask, ‘what was I worth?’