Billie Brand

Fashion

unpicking fashion’s unlikely fixation with face masks

Face masks made appearances on and off the catwalks at the spring/summer 19 men's shows. Are designers finally responding to the global pollution crisis, or is there something else at play?
Billie Brand
8.2.18
Fashion

why are so many fashion designers referencing their own archives?

From Versace to Martine Rose to Prada, a number of key designers are recreating archival looks for a new generation of fashion fans.
Billie Brand
2.7.18
Fashion

how london’s brightest menswear stars are getting it right

Fashion can be so derivative, but thankfully there’s a wave of London menswear designers that are carving out truly distinctive aesthetics. But in an industry shaped by mass movements, how is it done?
Billie Brand
1.16.18
Film

5 badass alien babes in film

Inspired by the arrival of Bubble, the stripping, shape-shifting alien in Luc Besson’s hotly anticipated sci-fi spectacular, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet, played gloriously by Rihanna, we salute our all-time favourite space babes.
Billie Brand
8.3.17
Film

unpacking the hyper-feminine, dream-like lens of sofia coppola

Sofia Coppola recently became only the second woman ever to win the award for Best Director at Cannes. As we now await her hotly anticipated new film The Beguiled, we salute her unmistakable aesthetic.
Billie Brand
6.30.17
Fashion

daddy cool: decoding menswear’s latest muse

For an industry that’s so obsessed with teenage dreams and youth culture, why are the kids now so down the dads?
Billie Brand
6.27.17
Film

eat me: dissecting cinema’s coming-of-age female cannibals

From Raw to The Lure, the coming-of-age cannibal is having a moment. But what does this say about society's view on girlhood and female sexuality?
Billie Brand
4.11.17
Film

scream queens on screen

To celebrate Halloween, we flick back through horror films past and salute its finest female survivors.
Billie Brand
10.30.15
Film

girls on film: sex work and the silver screen

To what extent has Hollywood’s depiction of sex-workers shaped the way we view the profession?
Billie Brand
9.3.15
Culture

go crazy, crazy, crazy for pornographic zayn malik fanzine, solo

We talk to the editor of Solo about fan fiction, fantasy, and dismantling the teenage dream.
Billie Brand
8.24.15
Culture

the feminist future of print

​Despite the rise of digital print is entering a renaissance period. So what’s fuelling a fresh-faced breed of editors to swap pixels for pens and paper?
Billie Brand
8.6.15
News

​fresh beef: the battle of drake and meek continues

Sparks fly in a new round of live tracks...
Billie Brand
8.5.15
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