Index on Censorship magazine: Talking fashion and freedom
10 Jan 2017

The winter edition of Index on Censorship magazine 2016 looks at the theme of Fashion and freedom of expression. We have called it Fashion Rules and examine why dress codes and freedom clash.

Talking about how they have broken fashion rules and how they have seen others break the rules we talk in this podcast to three writers from different parts of the world.  Model and journalist Wana Udobang tells us how fashion rules in Nigeria today often go unquestioned. Novelist Eliza Vitri Handayani, an Indonesian writer is fascinated by the continuing subculture of punk in her country, while editor of British Elle, Maggie Alderson, talks about being arrested as a punk rocker in the UK in the 1970s,

You can read articles from these three writers in the magazine, as well others including by Bangladeshi fashion designer Bibi Russell on how women in her country are changing what they wear; Natasha Joseph on a crackdown on miniskirts in Uganda and Jemimah Steinfeld on designers in China.

Print copies of the magazine are available here, or you can take out a digital subscription via Exact Editions. 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.

Fashion Rules

The winter 2016 issue of Index on Censorship magazine looks at fashion and how people both express freedom through what they wear.

In the issue: interviews with Lily Cole, Paulo Scott and Daphne Selfe, articles by novelists Linda Grant and Maggie Alderson plus Eliza Vitri Handayani on why punks are persecuted in Indonesia.


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Sally Gimson

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