In the 1850s, the women's dress reform movement advocated for a return to medieval design. The practice continues today.
For centuries, men’s fashion has been part of dynamic social change. Hairstyles, fabrics and suit styles have carried a political charge.
The cultural appropriation debate has flared after an American teenager wore a qipao, a Chinese-style dress, to her prom. But the meanings around the dress are complicated.
This speed read explores why it’s hard to stop manufacturers in specific countries from dodging trade barriers by pretending that their goods come from somewhere else.
A century ago, utopian thinkers and practitioners predicted the coming of a nude world of liberated bodies.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
Summer may have come to an official end, but the plastics from your bathers might still be at the beach!
No longer in fanciful coats or button-down shirts with neckties, Olympians compete in uniforms specially designed and engineered for maximum performance.
As Coco Chanel said: 'You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life.'
We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
While today we sweat, early modern Europeans froze. Furs to the rescue.
If you want to do the greatest good, send money.
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.
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.
A fashion historian describes the controversial history of the pantsuit – and how Clinton transformed her signature ensemble into a rallying cry for female empowerment.
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.