Philip Green at his flagship Topshop store in New York.
The success – and failure – of brands like Topshop and Burton has been in lockstep with the high street.
This might sound over the top and rather wasteful. But rental wedding dresses are not uncommon.
Celine Dion at this year’s Met Gala. Camp is not merely a matter of glittery dresses, but a mode of performance.
Many of the gowns and costumes at this year’s Met Gala attempted to capture the essence of camp, and in trying to do so missed the point of camp entirely.
Antoine Arnault (second from left), son of Bernard Arnault and member of the LVMH board of directors, visited the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral the day after the fire.
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The biggest names in France’s luxury industry have given millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame. Questioning why they would do so overlooks the deep historical and religious roots of the industry.
Consumers should ask: “who made my clothes” so that they remember the modern slavery conditions imposed on many garment workers.
Fashion Revolution week puts a spotlight on the modern slavery conditions of the fashion industry and encourages fashion consumers to ask, "who made my clothes."
Leggings on women challenge all kinds of conventions about how they take up space with their strong and active bodies.
A feminist philosopher and fitness writer challenges a mother who recently asked Notre Dame University to ban leggings on campus. Leggings allow women to move like superheroes, she says.
‘Arroz con Pollo’ by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, part of the ‘Basquiat – Schiele’ exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, 2018.
Prada and Louis Vuitton are just two major brand names to make a big play in the art world. But if you are looking for innovation you may be disappointed.
Yellow anaconda (snake) skins pegged to dry by indigenous people in Argentina.
When small regional communities see economic value in animals like snakes and crocodiles, people are motivated to invest in their protection.
Making more sustainable fashion choices doesn't require a massive lifestyle change.
Billy Porter arrives for the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony. February 24, 2019.
Will men ever escape the tyranny of trousers?
Karl Lagerfeld in 2012.
Flickr / Modasplendida
Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) was a presence in the fashion world for so long that he seemed immortal. With his passing, we look at his impact and future legacy.
Consumers are only benefitting from cheap clothes at considerable cost to the environment and by exploitation of a poor, vulnerable garment workers.
Female members of Congress wore white in a nod to suffragists during the State of the Union.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Being the media-savvy women that they were, suffragists realized they needed to come up with a meaningful, recognizable brand.
Size and distance are difficult for the brain to work out at the same time.
Optical illusions appear when our brains have trouble moulding raw sensory data into shapes and patterns. Designers have been exploiting this process for centuries.
A self-portrait of George Platt Lynes from 1952.
Gelatin silver print, 7-5/8 × 9 in. From the Collections of the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. © Estate of George Platt Lynes.
Lynes was a highly sought-after commercial and fashion photographer in the 1930s and 1940s. But he had to keep his most important body of work hidden away.
GOOP founder Gwyneth Paltrow.
Celebrities are turning away from the fields that made them famous and becoming amateur experts.
The freedom to choose one’s clothes is key to sartorial experimentation. In the late 1920s, the Catholic Register wrote that these swimsuits were indecent.
State Library of Queensland
Powerful forces in Québec have long kept tabs on women's dress codes, and therefore women's bodies.
Twenty-nine-year-old Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Striking 20th-century garment workers wore their best dresses and hats to send a message that they had the right to be taken seriously and have their voices heard.
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Ancient Egyptians believed shaving was associated with cleanliness but Greeks were proud of their beards, which symbolised authority and wisdom.
Mary Quant with Vidal Sassoon, 1964.
photograph by Ronald Dumont, Image courtesy of V&A Museum
This exhibition is perfectly timed – feminism and fashion need Mary Quant now more than ever.