University of Derby students put on a catwalk show to remember

After a midweek teaser in the local museum, the East Midlands fashion student cohort took the fun outdoors.

The Art of the Tie - An Unlikely Symbol of Self-Expression

Once the standard for the working class and bourgeoisie alike, there’s one accessory seeing a rebrand: ties.

That Gorilla Brand present their AW24 collection Gahinga

The Gorilla Brand's AW24 Gahinga collection is another triumph for the premium lifestyle brand that firmly puts the biosphere at the forefront.

Q&A with Ego Death

Check out our sit down with one of the U.K.'s most innovative DIY designers

UNEEK II x Convertible MITA Sneakers 

The American footwear brand continues to navigate the boundaries of comfort, sustainability and style.

DeReal

A fashion editorial exploring derealisation from the perspective of the West African diaspora

Eastpak Built to Resist

The brand's latest campaign interpolates cosplay, challenging buyers to resist the temptation to conform and explore their playful side

Umbro 100: Sportswear x Fashion

The heritage brand celebrate their centenary by showcasing their role in forging football’s love affair with fashion collabs. 

Destiny
A fashion editorial exploring how growing up across different parts of the diaspora shapes life outcomes
CAMCORE
Camcore Celebrate AFCON 2024 with a range of looks incorporating some of the most stylish football shirts the continent has ever produced, courtesy of Cameroon.
Gucci Cosmos
Gucci welcomed Sludge Mag into their world where Polina Zakharova's vision shines through
Q&A with Ashley Hunt
Meet the man behind one of Depop's largest and longest serving stores Hunt's Emporia
Q&A with Fashion Roadman
Meet the fashion journalist published in Vogue, GQ, BoF & maker of the recent documentary ‘Turkish fashion: Talent amidst the chaos’
R.I.P. Vivienne Westwood
We speak to rapper Loue Marc and artist Jewel Kaye following the Queen's passing.
Q&A with Louis Bever
Louis Bever shares his romantic portraiture series in ode to classic Arsenal kits. We sat down with him to discuss his career so far.
Dystopian Tea Party
Our latest photographic editorial explores the seemingly contrasting prep and dystopian future trends
The 2000s frazzled English woman aesthetic
After cottagecore, gorpcore and just about any core you can think of, check out TikToks latest trend...frazzled English woman
London Fashion Week SS23 street snaps
Jacob Valdez captures the best street style London has to offer at LFW SS23

Patta to open their first store in Lagos, Nigeria

The Amsterdam founded streetwear brand’s expansion into the African continent is another marker in the continued connection between the diasporas urban cultures.

Donald Trump’s “Never Surrender” sneakers are sold out 

 Further evidence the U.S.A is not a real country

10 years of the KEEN UNEEK

Keen celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their breathable sustainably made sneaker the UNEEK

From Power to Passivity: the changing role of trends in the modern era

The last century has seen an evolution from fashion trends displaying ideological allegiances, to a consumable contextless aesthetic. Mia Separovic explores why

Sludge x AOF

Sludge Mag x AOF release exclusive shirt celebrating Women's Football

Sludge Mag presents Next Up

Speak to fashion industry experts and figure out your next steps to conquer your field.

Sludge Mag presents Fashion Forward

Fashion forward will ask a range of industry experts to discuss the state of the industry

We don’t need celebrities polluting the fashion industry with aimless designs

From polluting the fashion market and literal planet to stealing from actual designers, celebrity's forays into fashion are contributing us less and less

Jewel Kaye presents debut capsule collection Wijnruit

Multi-disciplinary creative and member of the art collective Boys Don't Cry Jewel Kaye presents his debut collection Wijnruit


Q&A with Skyla Round

We had the pleasure of attending Enter Atlantis' 2022 show and caught up with the founder of one of the U.K.'s most exciting modelling agencies

ROUTINE

An allegory of daily routine, posing the question are we living for the moment, or just living in routine. 

Cyrene Blue

Jewel Kaye draws on childhood memories for WIJNRUIT's second collection Cyrene Blue

Q&A with Joy Julius

Adire Ogun is a masterful interpolation of Yoruba fashion and military history in response to the Lekki Toll Gate massacre

notwoways drop their third exclusive model Formula

The third official model comes from the exciting trainer brand making luxury footwear affordable and sustainable

childsdraw summer capsule collection

childsdraw delivers a stunning summer collection. Fusing the work of James Barnor's Ever Young Studio in 1950's Ghana with the aesthetic of the Black Panthers

International Women's Day | Ayesha Brown

The founder and creative director of football rework streetwear brand Offside Outlet's star continues to rise

Q&A with Taneshe Oliver-Lodge

We chat to the groundbreaking emerging designer channeling her Caribbean heritage and infusing Black British history through her stunning garments 

Introducing £Monzo

Our latest editorial "Introducing £Monzo" sees artist @3Monzo channelling Foxy Brown and celebrating Black women's reclamation of style and sexuality through fashion. 

A legacy that transcends labelling 

The Grammy’s clumsily labelling Virgil Abloh a "Hip-Hop fashion designer", shows an establishment failing to keep up with the fluidity of Black culture.

London Fashion Week AW22 street snaps 

Jacob Valdez catches the best street style from London Fashion Week.

Watch: Q&A with Foxdale 1651

Meet self taught designer designing for Jacquees, Big Sean, Ghetts and many more. All from a secluded Birmingham studio. 

Q&A with Ayesha Brown

We chat to Ayesha Brown. The one woman creative force behind Offside Outlet also casually balancing being one of adidas' digital publishing managers. All in a day's work.

Q&A with 1NE Derby

1NE Derby are taking all of the hassle out of the resell market. Championing community, collaboration and sustainability - this boutique store is the one stop shop for streetwear fanatics across the U.K.

Q&A with Jess Dalton

Check out our interview with London-based footwear designer Jess Dalton whose worked with the likes of Palace Skateboards, Kickers, and Dr Martens.

Q& A with Second Outing

Second Outing is a new peer-to-peer rental platform that connects users looking to rent and lend pre-loved designer menswear through an online community. With no subscription fee, unlimited rentals and an endless expanding pool of clothes to choose from Second Outing appears to be the antidote to fast fashion wastage. We sat down with one of the founders to see how it all works.

Q&A with Offside Outlet

After working on the shirt of the summer Ayesha Brown releases the inaugural LEGENDS capsule under her Offside Outlet brand. Read our interview with the self proclaimed creative space invader

Q&A with Rockwell Princely

Fresh from a 9-minute sell-out of his latest subsolar trainer design, we got hold of Rockwell Princely, head designer at notwoways. Dubbed a designer to keep tabs on in 2021 and having received accolades from the likes of GQ and HYPEBEAST, there’s no two ways about it that Rocky has an exciting creative career ahead, and we wanted to tap into his inspirations for his latest design and his journey as a designer so far. 

Q&A with railontour

Missed flexing your fits during lockdown? That certainly didn't stop South-West London's Esther who's quite literally taken her rail on tour to showcase her style during Covid

Q&A with Omar Khaleel

British-Yemeni photographer Omar Khaleel 's work  is the sort of magic that can only really arise from a multi-cultural worldview. With a client list boasting everyone from Adidas and Puma to The Guardian, HYPEBEAST and the Financial Times he is one of fashion photography's shining lights. Read out new Q&A where he gives budding photographers his top industry tips  

Q&A with Rasha Khoyi

From Iran to America, to England to Alexander McQueen, Rasha Khoyi's life so far reads like a movie. Perhaps even more cinematic and enthralling are the designer's hand-painted custom clothes.  We sit down with the emerging designer to find out about her all things, her own brand, RKApparel

Sirens FC x Out of Office link up with Martyn Ewoma 

 to make custom Arsenal shirt featuring the names and faces of iconic black figures in education to raise money for The Black Curriculum

We know you had to do it to 'em

A few weeks back we challenged our Instagram follows to show us their best isolation fits in the iconic meme pose. You certainly didn't disappoint

Q&A with ede store

We interview Eve Williams, founder of the ede store. The skincare and wellness project taking self care beyond the skin deep.

Why cultural appropriation on the catwalk still matters

Comme Des Garçons are just the latest brand to come under criticism following their decision to have models wearing fake cornrows on the catwalk. Martyn Ewoma delves in to why fashion needs to do better

Q&A with Minor Formula

The Birmingham brand are encouraging you not to get bogged down by the pitfalls of modern life. They're a brand second and a family first, championing the spirit of collaboration.

The Age of the Luxury Collab

As the Christmas period beckons, a myriad of luxury collaborations are set to hit the shelves. We interview fashion polymath Vincenzo Borrelli to unpack why we are seeing such an influx of collaborations between established fashion houses and streetwear brands.

I’ve failed as a woman and I’ve never felt more beautiful

Frequent Sludge Magazine contributor Lauren Dorling's subject matter covers any number of complex issues. Her new article for us explains how she dealt with the one topic request from an editor that stumped her: beauty.

Had To Wear The Dress 'Cause I Had a Stick

After the hugely successful release of Young Thug's So Much Fun one lyric has captured the imagination of listeners. Martyn Ewoma explores the history of androgyny in rap music.

Read up on the rise of social media maven Jess Lawrence

From modelling in worldwide campaigns, to brand collaborations and navigating the office environment as a social editor, Jess Lawrence is clearly a rising star. We managed to spend some time with the woman herself to find out how she's managed to put herself on this impressive career trajectory.

Style and sustain with SET 

Since 2013 U.K. based contemporary outdoors brand has been going from strength to strength, attracting co-signs from the likes of Skepta, Frisco and Casey Neistat. We sit down with the brand's founder Jack to talk sustainability, style and SET's plans to make sure they're part of your wardrobe for decades to come alongside a new editorial featuring rising model and musician Mo to showcase some of the summer line.

Q&A with Bare Vintage

Over the past few years what started out solely as a Depop page has transformed in to a platform for budding models, and an Instagram page that provides some of the most beautiful editorial photography showcasing contemporary streetwear brands. We caught up with founders Lauren and Gus to talk inspiration, running a small business and what the future holds for them.

Q&A with Vincenzo Borrelli 

His outfit photos, taste in music and hilarious knack for zooming in on his own face on his story has his followers clamouring to be as much like him as they can. Whether it be via buying the pleated Issey Miyake Homme Plisse pleated trousers he's undoubtedly popularised or literally shaving their own heads to join "the egg cult", his influence is unquestionable. We sat down with him to get to know the man behind the cult.

'Smear' for Sludge Mag

Model Tionne Harrison takes centre stage in our first ever exclusive fashion editorial. Lensed by Martyn Ewoma this dreamy pastel editorial is comprised of looks styled by Skye Lai with beauty looks dreamed up by make-up artist Berny Ferr.

 


 

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