Join Index on Censorship for a drinks reception and conversation to celebrate the launch of our latest award-winning magazine, Fashion Rules, Dressing to oppress: why dress codes and freedom clash. The evening will explore how fashion rules can be used to oppress and how responses can challenge and confront, in the glamorous surroundings of one of Google’s London offices .
We’ll hear from an expert panel, including Maggie Alderson, former editor of Elle magazine, Regina Jane Jere-Malanda, editor of New African Woman magazine, award-winning documentary maker Laura Silvia Battaglia and fashion historian Amber Butchart.
In the upcoming issue, models Lily Cole and Daphne Selfe discuss why changes in society are reflected in the clothes we (are allowed to) wear, while writers from around the world look at indigenous dress in Nigeria, oppression of Indonesian punks today as well as fashion and freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia. Plus, Donald Trump in a fur thong courtesy of cartoonist Martin Rowson, poetry from Paulo Scott and a never before seen English translation of a short story by legendary Argentine writer Haroldo Conti.
Order your high-quality print copy of our fashion special here, or take out a digital subscription from anywhere in the world via Exact Editions (just £18* for the year). Each magazine sale helps Index on Censorship fight for free expression worldwide.
*Will be charged at local exchange rate outside the UK.
Copies are also available at the BFI, the Serpentine Gallery, MagCulture, (London), News from Nowhere (Liverpool), Home (Manchester) and on Amazon. Each magazine sale helps Index on Censorship continue its fight for free expression worldwide.