Monday, 8 September 2014

Feminist Fashion



Feminism /fɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/

Definition: the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. 


The basic idea that surrounds feminism is simple- that women are to be treated as intellectual and social equals to men. Whether you love or hate the word, no-one can deny the idea of feminism is logical and contrary to belief, it can be on-trend. 

For anyone wanting to bust out their inner feminist, I found some rather tongue-in-cheek pieces that send a subtle message of girl power so forget bra-burning and man-hating, it's all a myth- feminism is here and it's super chic. 






Mermaid Cushion // Picture in frame // Feminist Necklace // No More Page Three Canvas bag// Fries before Guys sweatshirt 

For anyone who loves a good quote, Etsy's dothandmade from Toronto provides a digital art visual for your femme-tastic home. Combining two of my favourite things, Look Human have a wonderful Mermaids for Equality cushion that prove you can be a glamorous sea nymph AND be feminist. 

No More Page Three is a cause close to my heart and just as the name suggests, it's a campaign against newspaper The Sun, hoping to prevent topless women from being on the front of the tabloid. If you aren't prepared to wear the bold lettering on a tee, why not opt for their chic illustrated tote bag, perfect for campaigning flyers, or perhaps just your purse. 

Nothing says feminism more than a statement necklace with the word in bold. Sugar and Vice Designs have an engraved pendant and the best part is that 25% of the money goes to charity Rape Crisis. For those who fancy a laugh, encapsulate the ever-growing harajuku trend with a cheeky 'fries before guys' sweatshirt. Not so much feminist, but it sure makes me hungry.