Congo’s most famous musician Papa Wemba, performing at a concert in Kinshasa in 2004.
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Popular African musician Papa Wemba, who died recently, has been close to the heartbeat of the continent's music. His influence will continue long after his death.
Lamia Begum cries holding on to a barbwire fence in front of Rana Plaza building. The collapse killed 1,131 workers and nearly 2,500 were rescued.
The Rana Plaza anniversary is a reminder of the transparency lacking in the garment supply chain for the clothes we wear.
The association of female underclothes with fashion and seduction owes as much to the advertising and film industries as it does to technical innovation.
Modern debates around breastfeeding would be eerily familiar to someone from the 18th or 19th century.
The Fashionable Mamma, James Gillroy, 1796. The British Museum.
Regular controversies over breastfeeding might seem like a quirk of contemporary life. But 18th and 19th century clothing reveal that women have been handling the issue of visibility and practicality for centuries.
Beyonce’s new activewear clothing line, Ivy Park, is selling consumers a better lifestyle.
Screenshot from promotional video.
Activewear is a booming industry and Beyoncé is the latest celebrity to launch a new line of fitness apparel. But there is a difference between looking gym-ready and being active.
‘Brawny’ male model Zack Miko is one of the few plus-sized male models to sign a contract with a global modelling agency.
At a time when thin, muscly men dominate popular media, male 'plus size' models are all too rare. Yet the average Australian man is not lean and stringy – imagine if he saw himself in ad campaigns?
Glamour laboring ain’t easy…
Glamour labor is a phenomenon of the digital age, which is radically changing the way we think about work, success and privacy.
Luscious silks, big dresses and red soled shoes mean the same today as in Louis XIV's court. But today, different people own them.
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There's more to fashion than the clichés you find on TV and glossy magazines.
Style on street.
As models hit the catwalk for London Fashion Week, how do these trends actually relate people on the streets?
Ethical fashion: not boring.
A study has revealed shoppers' harsh attitudes to those who prefer to buy ethical fashion. But the headlines will only entrench the divide.
New York Fashion Week has grown from its humble second world war roots into a cultural juggernaut.
New York Fashion week starts today and the world will watch outrageous designs strut down the runway. How did New York become one of the great fashion centres of the modern world?
From changing its name to Saint Laurent to bringing an air of perma-cool to the fashion house, creative director Hedi Slimane has turned the company's fortunes around.
Don’t say cheese, please.
It’s not because their clothes are too tight.
The burgers that had people lining up around the block in Sydney.
Pop-up stores allow retailers to test demand for their product, while playing on customers FoMO - fear of missing out.
The musician's shape-shifting sense of style helped him recruit new audiences.
Presidential candidate Marco Rubio dons Cuban heels at a town hall meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Perhaps the 5'10" candidate felt like he needed a 'lift.'
Shades of pink and blue: for the first time, Pantone has chosen a blending of two colors.
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The global color authority seems intent on obliterating the confines of gender-color associations.
They’re back … with some iffy casting.
© Pascal Le Segretain
Is Benedict Cumberbatch's character, All, an unwelcome stereotype?
Garment workers sew t-shirts at the American Apparel factory in downtown Los Angeles.
For the company's brand, it's crucial to figure out a way to continue making clothes on American soil.