Sometime Between

Why don’t we celebrate those slightly stilted spans of the year more often, when seasons slyly begin seeping into one another and moods shift almost imperceptibly? There’s really no need to be firmly in the summertime camp of see-through sarongs and plunging tan lines — nor strictly #TeamFall, nursing a pumpkin spice fetish in flannel and fair…

New Love for Old Duds

Cherishing the significance of clothing and accessories sewn and worn in another time is a very personal way of preserving our global history. Personally, I find fashion to be one of the most detail-oriented and honest accounts of the doings of mankind. Out of every other species on the planet, we are the only animals that choose daily to clothe our bodies. Some…

Tai Shani

The product of a peripatetic, cosmopolitan childhood and fleeting associations with miscellaneous art schools, free spirit Tai Shani went on to study fashion design and photography in New York and Tel Aviv. So how did she wind up in London creating large-scale performance art that marries historical characters with science fiction fantasy? Gemma de Cruz investigates.…

Zing Went the Strings of My Harp

This woman is dressed as an haute couture woolly octopus. This woman is NOT a kook. Keiron Phelan meets singer- songwriter and harpist Serafina Steer and finds a strong mind, a clear intelligence and a love of life’s ambiguities. Watching Serafina Steer play is an engaging experience. She cuts quite a figure sat at her…