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Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park. New Models Shaving Their Heads. Shockwaves went through the fashion industry in the early nineties when Eve Salvail first appeared on the runway with a shaved head, her head bare save for a curled dragon tattooed on her scalp.

New Models Shaving Their Heads

Her hair, or lack thereof, stood in direct contrast with the lengthy, ultrafeminine locks of the era’s supermodels—think Christy, Cindy, Naomi, Stephanie, and long, swingy sheets of hair. Two decades later and long hair is still the default for new models, whose agents praise its versatility: With fashion shows and editorials requiring models to be quick-change artists, longer hair can more easily lend itself to the required transformations. As a result, agencies have historically preferred that models play it safe. But the current fixation on models with “personality” has given rise to a set of beauties who follow in the footsteps of trailblazers like Salvail. Bell’s newly shorn hair also helps to differentiate her from her twin and fellow model, May. Want to be seen as sexy, intelligent and confident? Wear black, say researchers - News - Fashion - The Independent.

The survey asked 1,000 people which colours they associated with various personality traits.

Want to be seen as sexy, intelligent and confident? Wear black, say researchers - News - Fashion - The Independent

Black came first or second in all the positive qualities, including confidence, intelligence and sexiness, and "barely figured" in less admirable traits, such as arrogance. The survey also found that black is the colour that each gender likes the most on the other - 66 per cent of women liked to see men in black, and black was the most popular choice of colour for women's clothes amongst men. Miley Cyrus' VMA outfits spark copying controversy - News - Fashion - The Independent. From bondage style bikini tops to multi-colour sweetie covered latex - Cyrus' costume changes were something to behold.

Miley Cyrus' VMA outfits spark copying controversy - News - Fashion - The Independent

But it seems one particular outfit is attracting attention and for all the wrong reasons. Australian label Discount Universe is unhappy with Cyrus' performance outfit - a glittery bodysuit complete with eye motif nipple pastie created by BCalla - which bares resemblance to Discount Universe's own designs. Social media users were quick to point out similarities comparing Cyrus' costume to designs from the Australian label: Discount Universe is famous for its outlandish designs which always feature an abundance of sequins as well as the evil eye and lip details which both feature on the VMA costume in question. ​agnes hedengård was told she was too fat to be a model. In yet another example of the fashion world's body shaming bullshit, a 5ft 11inch Swedish model with a BMI of 17.5 (which in medical terms means underweight) was told by agencies she was too "big" for the industry.

​agnes hedengård was told she was too fat to be a model

Tate Sensorium, Tate Britain, review. London Fashion Week 2015: From catwalk to High Street. 24 February 2015Last updated at 19:03 ET By Harriet Hall BBC News Inside London Fashion Week Twice a year, London's grand neoclassical Somerset House, welcomes a tumult of fashion designers and their models dressed in their finest gladrags.

London Fashion Week 2015: From catwalk to High Street

The courtyard becomes the centre of London Fashion Week - a far cry from the building's sober past as home to the Inland Revenue. This year sees the event's 61st year, during which more than 250 designers will showcase their collections for autumn and winter to a global audience. For those outside the fashion industry, it can be difficult to appreciate why this week is so important. Why 2015 is the year fashion’s casting is changing. 2015 has, so far, been a big year in fashion.

Why 2015 is the year fashion’s casting is changing

Topshop Gets Called Out For Unrealistic Mannequin Body Standards. By now, it seems as if most retailers have been involved in some sort of controversy.

Topshop Gets Called Out For Unrealistic Mannequin Body Standards

Japan zoo makes wild fashion statement. A Japanese zoo has taken the catwalk to a wild new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look.

Japan zoo makes wild fashion statement

The facility northeast of Tokyo has unveiled 'Zoo Jeans', styled by the fangs and claws of lions, tigers and bears. Zoo officials said the material held up well, all things considered. 'We wrapped several pieces of denim around tyres and other toys. Once they were thrown into the enclosures, the animals jumped on them,' said zoo director Nobutaka Namae, adding that the pieces were later patched together to create the finished product. 'The denim was actually much tougher than we had thought, and it turned out nicely destroyed.' The idea came from a Tokyo advertising executive who wanted to give something back to the zoo where he spent time as a child, Namae added. Culture - Fashion victims: History’s most dangerous trends. Arts and culture being 'systematically removed from UK education system' Creativity, culture and the arts are being systematically removed from the education system, with dramatic falls in the number of pupils taking GCSEs in design, drama and other craft-related subjects, a new report has revealed.

Arts and culture being 'systematically removed from UK education system'

A year in the writing, the Warwick commission report, published on Tuesday, examines all aspects of the creative arts sector: from film, theatre and dance to video games, pop music and fashion. It estimates the sector represents 5% of the British economy valued at £76.9bn. The report describes arts audiences as overwhelmingly middle class and white. It says that the wealthiest, best educated and least ethnically diverse 8% of society make up nearly half of live music audiences and a third of theatregoers and gallery visitors.