Costumes tell a story through their design and give the viewer a look at the character’s personality.
Game of Thrones is brutal, shocking and great fun for fashion experts. Not confined to historical accuracy, its influences stretch from medieval northern Europe to 20th-century high fashion.
Fashion by Indonesian designer Dian Palangi.
It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun. But on social media Indonesian hijabers are challenging the stereotypes.
Madonna and fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrive at this year’s Met Gala in New York.
Why is Cher, 71, celebrated when she wears a near-nude costume while Madonna, 58, receives revulsion? 19th century women's magazines reveal how the double standards of beauty for older women came about.
The Queen’s top hats, this one designed by Angela Kelly and worn at the 2011 Royal Wedding, are her greatest invention.
The hat is an example par excellence of aristocratic excess, the equivalent of a peacock's tail in seducing the Queen's subjects.
There is a pair of jeans for every occasion.
Our clothes are cheaper, flimsier and shorter-lived than ever. But jeans, a staple of the modern wardrobe, are actually designed to be long-lasting – provided you take proper care of them.
The Sex Pistols perform in Memphis, Tennessee during their 1978 American tour.
Banned from the BBC, denied its rightful place on the charts, 'God Save the Queen' – released 40 years ago this month – remains one of the most controversial protest songs of all time.
Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne in the original Twin Peaks.
The fashion of Twin Peaks looked to the past and predicted the future.
Few would argue that exchanging cultural ideas could be construed negatively. But what happens when the influence and origins of that culture go unacknowledged and ignored?
Australian brand Discount Universe at 2016 Fashion Week.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearm
When Malcolm Turnbull released his innovation agenda, the arts were missing. But Australia's fashion industry is a true innovator, comparable to French and Italian fashion houses. It's time to recognise this at home.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
An Angolan importer buying Havaianas in the market of Brás, São Paulo, Brazil.
Léa Barreau Tran
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Portuguese-speaking Angola, influencing women's fashion and creating a business opportunity for thousands of Angolan female entrepreneurs.
Pierre Hardy’s Poworama, 2011.
Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, gift of Pierre Hardy.
Ron Wood Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum
A new exhibition explores the sneaker's status as a cultural icon, with shoes featuring an image of Barack Obama's head on their sole and examples of the celebrated Air Jordan 1.
Genking, a male-born Japanese TV personality and ‘genderless’ pioneer.
In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
Glossy magazines have a serious role to play.
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.
Fashion from the Ashley Graham collection is modeled during Fashion Week.
Plus-size models are in vogue – and it's about time, too.
The dress Marilyn wore to sing happy birthday to JFK sold at auction recently for a record-breaking $4.8m.
Musubizm at J Pop Summit; a masterclass in cute.
youngelectricpop via Flickr
From Hello Kitty and 'Lolita' fashion to Pokemon Go, millions of adults are seeking an endless childhood.
A floral wreath made from vegan leather designed by Sofia Moreno-Marcos and York Hon John Liang in 2014.
Conventional leather is fraught with ethical and environmental issues. But leather grown from fermented kombucha tea offers consumers a glimpse of a DIY, sustainable future.