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New Behind The Seams essay live!

'And now we want our rock gods to be bad again. We know we’re going to get hurt but we’re also quite happy to go along for the ride – flannel shirt, splash of studs and sequins on a leather jacket and boots to stomp the hell out of at the ready...'

Our latest Behind The Seams essay comes courtesy of fashion features editor and The Fashion Body contributor Jessica Bumpus. Behind The Seams aims to analyse and explore the ideas, inspirations and individuals in contemporary fashion through an ongoing series of articles.

In her analogy of the Autumn/Winter 2013 menswear and womenswear shows, Bumpus explores the factors behind fashion's current attraction to rock n' roll-infused looks. Tracing back two decades of seasonal trends — from noughties disheveldness à la Pete Doherty to Phoebe Philo's austere minimalism — her essay delves into the escapism and short shelf lives so inherent to both music and fashion.

Read her insightful and nineties nostalgia-filled essay now.