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An 18th-century illustration of a woman in a crinoline. James Francis Driscoll collection of historical American sheet music/The Internet Archive

Video: The fashionable history of social distancing

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.
Crinolines, by design, made physical contact nearly impossible. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images

The fashionable history of social distancing

In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
Wardrobe choices can be part of a delicate social dance. Everett Collection/Shutterstock.com

How women dress for other women

Recent research explores how women 'dress defensively' to avoid the aggression of other women.
Ugandan opposition politician Bobi Wine takes a selfie with Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa Aaron Ufumeli/EPA-EFE

Politics and fashion: the rise of the red beret

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.
You would recognise their designs: bright, bold, colours; clothing filled with fun. Step into Paradise gives us a glance at the women, as well as the fashion. Hugh Stewart/Powerhouse Musuem

Step into Paradise review: from koala jumpers to the Sydney Olympics, Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson defined Australian 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.
From Country to Culture: Artist: Lisa Waup. Designer: Verner. Collection: Journeys. Dylan Buckee

How Indigenous fashion designers are taking control and challenging the notion of the heroic, lone genius

Indigenous fashion design today is being shaped by First Nations people at every level.
Zara says it will only use sustainable textiles in the future to do its part in the climate crisis. This image is from a Zara shop in Singapore, 2019. Shutterstock

Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?

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.

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