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The newly formed Lancaster University Fashion Society has brought out the first issue of its magazine, ‘Tattered Lace’.
Since its launch at the beginning of Michaelmas term, the society now has 43 members, and has run a trip to the Birmingham Clothes Show. However, there was demand from members for the society to have a magazine.
The much awaited fashion magazine was finally launched on Thursday Week Ten with a party in Mint Cocktail Bar, the sponsor of the society. Special drinks offers were available for those with guest list tickets, and the first edition of the magazine was available on sale for an introductory price of £1.80.
The idea for the magazine was brought about by the large number of people in the society who wanted to write about fashion on a regular basis. In order to put the idea into motion, the society needed considerable funding. In total the magazine cost £1,000 to produce, fortunately the society was able to obtain just under half of this from LUSU, and the rest was taken from the membership fees and money raised through sales.
One of the Presidents of the society, Sophia Miles, a second year student said: “We wanted to create an outlet in which everyone in the society could have the opportunity to get involved, whether with photos, modeling, writing or editing,” adding “From the feedback we have got from members everyone is very proud of the first issue, and we hope it will be the first of many.”
A team of eight people produced the magazine; six of these were members of the society who wrote application letters for positions, and two were the Presidents, Miles and Laura Lane, another second year student.
Those involved with the magazine have done everything themselves, including providing the clothes for the models and designing the layout of the magazine. The Photography Society did the photo shoots, in order to ensure top quality photos for the magazine. Once the magazine was complete, it was printed by INKcomparable, who are also responsible for printing everything included in Intro Week.
The magazine was sold on the last two days of Michaelmas Term, and will be on sale again in Alexandra Square on Thursday and Friday Week One. If the magazine proves to be a success, and sufficient funds are available then the society intends to publish the magazine once every term.