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Ruth MacGilp

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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based blogger, and an activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.

Christopher Bailey's most memorable moments at Burberry

Christopher Bailey not only transformed Burberry; he transformed fashion as we know it. Bailey basically invented the see-now-buy-now model and popularised instagrammable fashion and live streaming straight from the runway, while re-inventing the classic Burberry check from chav to chic, and unforgettably rounding up an unbeatable posse British supermodels: Kate

FFD Fashion News Roundup 18/3/18

This week we've been reporting on Versace's new real fur ban, we are asking if RuPaul has threatened the future of drag, and we're sharing all the nominees for this year's Scottish Style Awards. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from

Has RuPaul threatened the future of drag?

Disappointment has been the main feeling towards the host of RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul Charles this week after comments made during an interview with The Guardian where he made controversial comments about the exclusion of both trans and cis gendered women from drag. A post shared by RuPaul Charles (@rupaulofficial)

FFD Fashion News Roundup 14/3/18

This week we've been reporting on the death of Hubert de Givenchy, we are asking if unpaid internships in the fashion industry are ethical, and we've interviewed designer Bea Åkerlund about her B Who You Are IKEA collaboration. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five

The death of Judy Blame: remembering a legend

Just days after Pam Hogg's catwalk show dedicated to the punk iconoclast, the legendary stylist, artist and designer Judy Blame is reported to have died, aged 58. With John Galliano, Rei Kawakubo, Kim Jones, Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen and Azzedine Alaïa to count as close collaborators and friends, this sad

The best Fashion Documentaries to add to your watch list

Fashion documentaries are ideal as a visual reference point for educating students, professionals, or for those with a profound interest in fashion history and its cultural significance. Here, we’ve rounded up the most entertaining, educational, inspiring and influential biopics from around the fashion world. Enjoy our selection for an

Redefining Fashion & Architecture in Bolivia

Get a fascinating insight in Bolivia's art, fashion, architecture and endlessly colourful culture. Meet Freddy Mamani, the bold and daring architect aiming to transform Bolivia's cities of La Paz and El Alto, and the women who uplift and celebrate indigenous Bolivian 'cholita' fashion for the modern day. Mamani, who is

FFD Fashion News Roundup 7/3/18

Lately we've been covering all things fashion month, from Balenciaga in Paris and Gucci in Milan to Shrimps in London and Coach in New York. But what have we been reading about? Heres a roundup of the top five fashion news headlines from around the web! Givenchy power duo reunite