Pigeons & Peacocks Issue 8: The Fashion Sense is here.
As a magazine, we strive to explore, challenge and celebrate fashion’s influence in our lives. Fashion is often spoken about in conceptual rhetoric, seen as something abstract and far reaching. In Issue 8, we wanted to extol fashion’s more tangible and visceral power, exploring how we approach it through our sensory channels of taste, touch, sight, sound and scent. We look at the new age of tastemakers, discuss handcraft techniques, question how we look at ourselves and delve into how the visually impaired approach an industry so based on looks. We also bring back the much-loved Sound of Style feature with amazing musicians like Laura Doggett and Kimberly Anne – singer songwriters who are as socially and politically conscious as they are inspiring artists.
Playing on the semantics of the word sense, we wanted to take the opportunity to question some of the issues within the fashion industry that don’t make sense to us. We look into fashion’s effect on our environment, on our finances and investigate attitudes towards age, the trans community and the physically impaired. We hope you will find it as thought provoking and challenging as we did.
As always, we have filled the pages of this magazine with truly amazing work from some of the most fantastic emerging talent coming out of London College of Fashion. With each issue, we continue to be overwhelmed by the brilliance and dedication of the writers, photographers, stylists, illustrators and artists who make Pigeons & Peacocks what it is.
We hope that you enjoy this issue.
Charlie, Dora & Darcy
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Engage your senses online with specially curated fashion films and sounds. In a new collaboration between fashion and music, artists have created Sound Responses to the shoots within this issue. Listen to them on the Pigeons & Peacocks Soundcloud.