Fashion, News

Honouring the life and legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood

The legendary fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood died on December 29, 2022 “peacefully, surrounded by her family” in Clapham, south London at the age of 81. To celebrate her extraordinary life, we looked back at some of the highlights from her trailblazing career. Born in Derbyshire, England in 1941, Westwood moved to the greater London […]

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Fashion

4 Halloween Costume DIY Ideas Inspired By The Runway

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are planning your costume last minute like us, we’ve got you covered. Here are 4 looks from this years Spring 2023 RTW shows which we are *sure* you can recreate – or at least have fun with! Make a statement with this drapey dress by everyone’s […]

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Fashion, Meet

ARK PRESENTS: IN CONVERSATION WITH MEESH

For issue 003 we sat down with Toronto icon Micheline Wedderburn – aka MEESH – and discussed her upbringing, creative outlets, inspiration and how the pandemic affected her. An award-winning designer, painter, hot glue artist, thrifter, spin instructor mogul, miniature business maker and mother with a BEd from the University of Toronto and a BA […]

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Culture, Fashion

ARK PRESENTS: A PLASTIC PLANET

For our third print issueIsabel Froemming sat down with Frederikke Magnussen and Siân Sutherland, founders of A Plastic Planet: a solution-based organisation on a mission to ‘turn off the plastic tap.’ They discussed everything from how COVID-19 shifted the conversation around climate change to how the founders’ relationships with fashion and film inform their mission. […]

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Editorial, Fashion

ARK PRESENTS: GIRLS

Girls is a project by Nika Thompson which examines the flux from girlhood to womanhood, one’s femininity and self-expression, and the construction of one’s identity while exploring the relationship of subject and photographer. To view the full editorial purchase your copy of print issue 003 today! GIRLS Photography / Nika Thompson Featuring / Chantal Le […]

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Features, News

‘Climate: In all its manifestations’… Our Review of the Royal Academy’s 253rd Summer Exhibition

Climate: ‘whether as a crisis or opportunity, or simply our everyday experience, it is an all-embracing subject,’ notes Alison Wilding, chairman of the Royal Academy’s prestigious Summer Exhibition. Aptly landing on the hottest week in London this year, press, buyers, and artists alike rushed towards air-con, ironically, to catch a first glance. Ceaselessly operating since  […]

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Fashion

PFW – A Vessel for Love

The past week took on a different purpose than expected, as a long anticipated celebration of creativity turned into a tribute to those who’s greater freedoms had been dramatically curtailed.  At times the theatrics felt out of place amid breaking news, and at times they felt awkward. But as Ukraine-fled designer Lilia Litkoskaya shared, ‘the […]

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Fashion

Are London’s hot underdog designers strong enough to quiet the storm that nearly upended plans for London’s Fashion Week? 

While fashion icons from Anna Wintour to FKA Twigs made appearances at London Fashion Week, attending the shows of Richard Quinn, Simone Rocha, among others, many VIPs, even headline designers like Burberry or Vivienne Westwood, decided to forgo this week – perhaps to prepare for Milan and Paris. While their absence might have created concern, […]

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Editorial

A Star(let) is Born

Just over a year ago, Ella Marina Nina Oliveira (or ‘Ellie’ if you’re close enough to her) could be found with her head buried in junior year sociality books while working part-time at a Jewish bakery in Washington Heights. Today, it feels like we are on the eve of her inevitable stardom as she finishes […]

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Fashion, News

Nothing to Hide

An environment dictated by chaos changes your sensitivity and approach to life,’ streams across my monitor, as new talent, Tobias Birk Nielson, commenced Copenhagen Fashion Week. Reflecting upon a week loaded with expectations came not only in the form of the first Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter ‘23 shows this season. Emerging designers and flaggingly ‘niche’ Nordic talent, […]

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Beauty, Fashion

Happy Holidays 2021: Brands we are grateful for

Christmas Day is finally here and Santa spoiled us this year. Here’s a list of brands that we are feeling grateful for: East 29th has fast become one of our favourite clean beauty brands of 2021. The Vancouver-based vegan, all-natural line is non-GMO, non-paraben, non-fragrance, and cruelty-free. Just because the winter months are gloomy, doesn’t […]

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