The Hermès building in Tokyo, designed by Renzo Piano (Ginza 5, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
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Case analysis of Hermès and its four strengths: a real identity, the creativity and skills of its artisans, innovation, and the fact that it remains an independent family company.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
Two High Street titans look like they are travelling different paths, but watch out for trouble in 2017.
Dita in 3D.
While other industries stride ahead with 3D printing, clothing still has a few hurdles to overcome.
How we can change the business model of a £50 billion industry to make clothing work better for everyone.
Trade incentives and more inclusive union leadership could improve working conditions in the garment industry – particularly for women.
Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign rally in Cincinnati.
A fashion historian describes the controversial history of the pantsuit – and how Clinton transformed her signature ensemble into a rallying cry for female empowerment.
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The growth in popularity for larger, supportive underwear has, in turn, led to huge amounts of innovation in the sector and a 70,000 mile supply chain.
A spate of French towns have banned burkinis. It’s the latest move in a long history of unease over women’s (and sometimes men’s) clothing.
The burkini bans, now overturned by a French court, are selective and ridiculous. But controversy over women’s clothing, and competing cultural notions of appropriate garb, are nothing new.
A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs.
Fast fashion is the second most wasteful industry on Earth. But with the creation of dresses that charge cellphones and clothes made from recycled bottles, we could be on the verge of a green fashion revolution.
The association of female underclothes with fashion and seduction owes as much to the advertising and film industries as it does to technical innovation.
Beyonce’s new activewear clothing line, Ivy Park, is selling consumers a better lifestyle.
Screenshot from promotional video.
Activewear is a booming industry and Beyoncé is the latest celebrity to launch a new line of fitness apparel. But there is a difference between looking gym-ready and being active.
New York Fashion Week has grown from its humble second world war roots into a cultural juggernaut.
New York Fashion week starts today and the world will watch outrageous designs strut down the runway. How did New York become one of the great fashion centres of the modern world?
Who’s the most commanding of them all?
Research shows that the clothes you wear not only affect how others see you but also how you see yourself and who you are on a biological level.
Garment workers sew t-shirts at the American Apparel factory in downtown Los Angeles.
For the company's brand, it's crucial to figure out a way to continue making clothes on American soil.
What can concealed objects and engraved symbols tell us about our convict past?
The discovery of battered old boots, tattered garments, trinkets and dead cats concealed in the walls of historic buildings sheds new light on the lives of Australia's early white settlers.
This year’s summer resort wear collections have received lukewarm press, and have seen the whole idea of resort collections thrown into question. Writing in the New York Times, Vanessa Friedman described…
chambray fabric visivo.
Australian anthropologist Michael Taussig writes: To slip into the blue of your blue jeans is to slip into a surprising and unexpected encounter with the past … but without your having the faintest idea…