Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed a wave of bunions in medieval England

The 14th century saw the arrival of an abundance of new styles of dress and footwear in Europe, coming in a wide range of fabrics and colours. Among these new fashion trends were “poulaines” – rather eccentric-looking medieval shoes with a lengthy pointed tip.

The archaeological and the historical record suggests that this new fashion item was widely adopted by England’s medieval society and that, by the late 14th century, almost every type of shoe was at least slightly pointed, even in children. Shoe pointiness would eventually became so extreme that in 1463 King Edward IV passed a law limiting toe-point length to less than two inches within London.

The adoption of this latest flavour of footwear was not without its risks. Our research, conducted on medieval human skeletal remains from Cambridge in England, shows that hallux valgus of the big toe – commonly know as bunions

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Violet Chachki’s Best Fashion Moments are a Pin-up Style Masterclass

The RuPaul’s Drag Race industrial complex has now crowned 28 winners across the globe, but none has managed to use the platform and truly infiltrate the world of fashion like Violet Chachki. The winner of American Drag Race season 7 wowed the judges with her in-depth knowledge of fashion history on the runway—then promptly applied it to becoming a front-row regular at major fashion weeks. Chachki is not only one of the few people to walk the Met Gala red carpet in full drag and the runway for Moschino, but she’s also starred in a campaign film for Prada alongside Sarah Paulson. But despite serving as a muse for several houses, she’s never lost track of her own personal drag style, which incorporates elements of burlesque, Betty Page-style pinup, and classic glamour with a modern edge. Ahead of Chachki’s 29th birthday, take a look back at some of her

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Digital Fashion: Trends today and beyond



a person standing next to a body of water: The growth of phygital fashion suggest how digital fashion continues to witness an epochal rise.


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The growth of phygital fashion suggest how digital fashion continues to witness an epochal rise.

By Aarti Ahuja,

The world of business have lived through one of the toughest and yet most adventurous year in 2020, and we have all stood witness to every bit of it. From business operations evolving overnight, to unprecedented digital transformation covering every sector in matter of weeks, we have seen almost everything.

The apparel industry is no different, and it has been going through its fair share of transformations, as well. While the industry is trying to make a seamless transition from offline retail to online shopping, the focus have been collectively observed to have tilted towards digital fashion, or, to be more precise, Phygital fashion. Much like how it sounds, the term ‘phygital’ is used to refer to the amalgamation of the physical and the digital world,

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Fashion Trends Post-Pandemic, According to a Psychologist

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Fashion has always been an accessible creative outlet, but after more than a year spent inside our own homes, the future of getting dressed feels uncertain. We traded stiff jeans for pants with elastic waistbands and heels for house slippers—will we ever want to put on real clothes (or at least, clothes that don’t explicitly shout comfortable!) again?

The answer, according to fashion psychologist Shakaila Forbes-Bell is yes—but the approach to fashion won’t be the same. By applying psychological theories to how we interact with clothing, including the buying, selling, styling, and design processes, Forbes-Bell works with brands (she is also currently the in-house Fashion Psychologist for Afterpay), to determine not what the trends are, but why they exist. Now, she’s using the same approach to think about what post-pandemic dressing will actually look like.

Fashion and the Brain

“The pandemic has caused a shift

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