Tag : culture

Banksy And His Latest Canvas

7 months ago / 0 comments

During the last few weeks, an exciting buzz has been generated on social media regarding Banksy’s latest work on the unused Scott Street bridge in Hull’s city centre. The newest confirmed piece – verified by the elusive street artist via his Instagram account –  depicts a boy with his mouth … Read More

When Slam Poetry Turns to Slamming Poetry

7 months ago / 0 comments

When the worlds of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture collide, clashes will always be inevitable. Presidents on Twitter, political campaigns fuelled by popular music, and even memes used as classroom props have all been topics of debate in recent years, but now it is time for the attack on so-called ‘social ... Read More

Cultural Appreciation Or Cultural Appropriation?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Before coming to university, I hadn’t really given the concept of cultural appropriation much thought. Living in a small town, many people dressed in the same way. However, since moving to a large, diverse city I have been exposed to people from all over the world with conflicting opinions and ... Read More

Leeds Voted Fifth Best City in Europe

10 months ago / 0 comments

Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel guide publishers in the world, has voted Leeds the fifth top city to visit in Europe in its ‘Best in Europe 2017’ guide. Leeds is credited for its hard work over the past few years at improving the city and making it an attractive … Read More

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

10 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union have been plunged into controversy regarding their Halloween event, which, despite being marketed as ‘The Living Dead Festival’, was populated by decorations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Day of The Dead’. This has provoked accusations of cultural appropriation from some members of the student body, who feel that the … Read More

McDonalds Around the World

1 year ago / 0 comments

Photo fro : IGrow If you have ever ventured into a McDonalds outside of Leeds, or the UK for that matter you have probably noticed that the standard Big Mac, McChicken, nuggets etc cannot be found. In fact the menu when you walk into the different McDonalds around the world … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Must See Fashion Exhibitions in 2017

1 year ago / 0 comments

Balenciaga: Shaping fashion Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK When: May 27, 2017 to February 18, 2018 This exhibition showcases the work and legacy of Crisóbal Balenciaga, the influential Spanish couture designer, and includes over 100 of his pieces, as well as examining and featuring the work of … Read More

Introducing…Vogue Arabia

2 years ago / 0 comments

21 countries going on 22. The world’s most popular fashion magazine has just added a new country to its ever-growing collection. Let me introduce you to Vogue Arabia… Although Vogue Arabia is still very new (only launching online in October 2016 and the print edition on sale this month), the … Read More

Politics, culture and global representations

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fashion are finally starting to get cultural acceptance right.  Fashion is an art form which allows individuals to express their personality, attitudes, opinions and their individual differences. In today’s current political climate, we witness a rise of groups which punish instead of celebrate culture, however in fashion there has been … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Riccardo Tisci’s most memorable designs at Givenchy

2 years ago / 0 comments

Upon the announcement that Riccardo Tisci will be stepping down from Givenchy after 12 years as creative director, we look back at some of the most famous looks from the celeb favourite. Undoubtedly one of Tisci’s standout pieces was this jewel encrusted sheer gown that Beyoncé wore to the Met … Read More