WITH OUR THIRD ISSUE IT WAS CLEAR WE WEREN’T PRETENDING. OUR CONTRIBUTORS GAVE RESPONSES TO A QUESTION. A QUESTION THAT ASKS “WHAT LIES BEHIND PRETENCE?”. SEVEN OF THESE RESPONSES WERE ESSAYS, TWO WERE FASHION EDITORIALS AND ONE WAS A SPEECH GIVEN AT OUR LAUNCH PARTY IN THE IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY’S OCTAGONAL ROOM. WE PUT ON A GOOD SHOW GIVING EVERYONE LOVELY DRINKS AND STARTING TO SELL IN THE UK.
"The regressive subservient cloak we sometimes carry around... I was walking over the Rosie Hackett bridge imagining her, an insurgent trade unionist, and how she had to completely suppress her identity in the workplace but how she refused to adhere to the ideals of femininity that were being bestowed upon her. Today we're using fashion and politics in a different way from what has been told to us. We're fashioning our own narrative."
– Anna Cosgrave, The Repeal Project