SLEEK is an independent online and quarterly printed art and culture magazine, featuring interviews, short fiction, commissioned photography, opinion pieces, fashion editorials, photo essays and more.
For our first issue of the new decade, we wanted to put the concept of glamour under the microscope. It feels normal now to see a glamorous woman in fake nails and fashion that doesn’t attempt to look ‘dressed down’ talk about grooming and current affairs, but a decade ago, it wasn’t a combination of characteristics that many mainstream fashion publications endorsed. If you were born in the mid-Eighties, there was a real feeling that dressing up and indulging in glamour made you frivolous – something that negated intellect.
Over the last few years, behaviours have changed and a new generation has transformed its attitude to glamour: now, people see it as an attribute, a platform or just something to enjoy. To gain a greater understanding about this shift in perception we selected a group of artists, photographers and writers to pick apart the theme of glamour.