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
Grow out of the mud and keep your colour 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.
We caught up with Lauren Sissons and Gus Walsh, the couple behind Depop sensation "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.
We had a chat with Vincenzo Borrelli about fashion, music and being an Instagram cult leader
Since moving to London a few years ago Vincenzo Borrelli has made a name for himself with his impeccable taste, exhibited primarily through his Instagram. 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.