The Commercialization Of the Catwalks: Has London Fashion Week “Lost Its Romance”?

“Fashion has become very noisy. It used to be something wonderful, a world of allure, refinement and scarcity. Not any more”. That was the view expressed by Patrick Grant, the creative director of Norton & Sons of Saville Row, on the BBC Radio 4 “Today” programme on the morning the latest London Fashion Week (16th-20th […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The School Uniform Debate (2): What Should The Teachers Wear?

A “Gestapo Headmaster”: That’s how Matthew Tate, newly appointed to run the Hartsdown Academy in Kent, was described in a “Daily Mail” headline on 6th September. The previous day –at the start of the new scholastic year – he had sent home “around 50 children” (the media disagreed on the numbers involved) because they were […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on September 12th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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