From the bird masks of plague doctors and large voluminous skirts to hat pins and face masks, this video provides a quick tour through the history of protective fashion.
In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
Recent research explores how women 'dress defensively' to avoid the aggression of other women.
Sportswear is recognized as North America’s contribution to the western fashion tradition — yet its Indigenous and African-American origins are rarely acknowledged.
Pressure is mounting on fashion producers to stop using skins from Australian native animals. But Indigenous people are reviving traditions and there are ethical ways for trade to continue.
The pool and the beach have become acceptable spaces to bare all, but how did we get here?
Rich Indian women are anxious about being recognised as members of an international elite.
Bobi Wine in Uganda does it; so do the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa. The red beret is worn to signify the revolutionary. Its power lies in a symbolism that combines art and politics.
The meeting of canvas and rubber that began in the 1830s still inspires crowds to queue for the latest pair. Sneakers are now big business and high fashion.
The sale of women’s backpacks is up by more than 20 per cent in the past year: but why can't we just call it a backpack? Why does it have to be a 'lady backpack?'
Algorithm-based apps can recommend clothes based on what other people have worn, but they have a long way to go before they understand fashion.
With bright colours and a celebration of Australiana, designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson came to define Australian fashion. A new exhibition traces their nearly 50 years of creation.
The president of the UK's supreme court delivered a hugely newsworthy judgment, but attention focused on her brooch.
Your fashion choices can help build a sustainable future – here's how.
There is no solution to the unethical, unsustainable fashion industry – yet
Science is helping turn textiles into a cleaner greener industry.
In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
Indigenous fashion design today is being shaped by First Nations people at every level.
Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
The success – and failure – of brands like Topshop and Burton has been in lockstep with the high street.