Kelly Washington
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Kelly Washington

Fashion and Arts writerLondon, United Kingdom
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Kelly Washington

Fashion and Arts writerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a London-based Social Media Manager and freelance Fashion and Culture Journalist, and have written for Hunger Magazine, TANK, Miuse and Fashion Unfiltered covering a range of topics including fashion, music, youth culture and art. I have an MA in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins and a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Manchester. I also specialise in copywriting, copyediting and brand development. For commissions please get in touch via kelly.washington1@outlook.com.
Projects
  • RISING TIKTOK STAR RUTH CODD TALKS DISABILITY AWARENESS AND TRUMP’S AMERICA
    RISING TIKTOK STAR RUTH CODD TALKS DISABILITY AWARENESS AND TRUMP’S AMERICA"My channel isn’t just me saying 'hi I have one leg' – it's about other aspects of my life too." If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you’ve probably seen a hilarious young Irish woman with white hair in space buns, dressed as a nun pop up on your feed. Sound familiar? That’s Ruth Codd, a make-up artist and barber using her account as a sounding board for her comedic takes on religion, style and diversity. Ruth might have gained over half a million followers almost overnight but she insists she’
  • YELLOW DAYS TALKS SYNAESTHESIA, CRAFT AND LIFE IN LOCKDOWN – Hunger Magazine
    YELLOW DAYS TALKS SYNAESTHESIA, CRAFT AND LIFE IN LOCKDOWN – Hunger MagazineI interviewed Surrey-raised musician Yellow Days, who fresh off of signing to Columbia Record is gearing up to release major-label debut 'A Day in a Yellow Beat'.
  • How luxury fashion won by blending high and low culture in the late 2010s – Miuse Magazine
    How luxury fashion won by blending high and low culture in the late 2010s – Miuse MagazineFor Miuse Magazine's print edition, I wrote a feature on how brands Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Balenciaga, influenced by a post-ironic digital age, blended high and low culture in the 2010s to change and challenge luxury fashion as we know it today.
  • Ten Years On: How Fashion-Obsessed South African Skhothanes Went from Rebels to Influencers
    Ten Years On: How Fashion-Obsessed South African Skhothanes Went from Rebels to InfluencersIt’s a decade on since the very first Skhothanes appeared in the townships of Johannesburg, South Africa. Kelly Washington went to find out how they’ve changed
  • Samuel Ross: Streetwear’s New Star – Fashion Unfiltered
    Samuel Ross: Streetwear’s New Star – Fashion UnfilteredKelly Washington introduces streetwear’s new kid on the block, Samuel Ross – founder of cult brand A-Cold-Wall* and winner of the British Fashion Council’s Emerging Menswear Designer award.
  • Only Human: Martin Parr at the National Portrait gallery – TANK Live
    Only Human: Martin Parr at the National Portrait gallery – TANK LiveIn a major new exhibition, the eminent British photographer takes a satirical lens to nationalism and nostalgia. By Kelly Washington
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Work history
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    Social Media ManagerBolt Beauty
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Managing social media platforms, forward-planning content calendar for social and Bolt Blog, brand development, marketing, growth strategy creation, working with analytics, CMS and SEO.
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Copywriting/Copyediting AssistantUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Writing, editing, forward planning research content for website and internal/external comms, liaising with senior academics and staff at University of the Arts London.
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Copyediting
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media Management
  • Cultural Criticism
  • Fashion Writing
  • Brand Development
  • Journalism
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Music Journalism
Education
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    MA Fashion Communication: Fashion Critical StudiesCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BA (Hons) English Literature and LinguisticsUniversity of Manchester
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Design Travel AwardDesign History Society
    Was gifted funding to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for my MA dissertation research on the Skhothane youth subculture