Banning retouched images of models is a step forward, but the fashion industry's attitude to beauty needs to change.
Our behaviour is far more selfish than we might like to believe.
Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Ice Scene’ (c. 1610).
While today we sweat, early modern Europeans froze. Furs to the rescue.
'Gabrielle' the perfume harks back to Coco's early days and the business instincts that built a global brand.
British actress Emma Watson was featured in Marie Claire’s sustainability issue: She wears only sustainable clothing on the red carpet.
(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Climate change needs to be front and centre in fashion, which is one of the most polluting industries. Fashion magazines can help consumers to embrace more sustainable lifestyles.
A model wears one of the author’s original zero waste designs.
The scale of fast fashion is so massive it can easily eclipse sustainability initiatives. We need investment in new technologies to revolutionise the industry.
Costumes tell a story through their design and give the viewer a look at the character’s personality.
Game of Thrones is brutal, shocking and great fun for fashion experts. Not confined to historical accuracy, its influences stretch from medieval northern Europe to 20th-century high fashion.
Fashion by Indonesian designer Dian Pelangi.
It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun. But on social media Indonesian hijabers are challenging the stereotypes.
Madonna and fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrive at this year’s Met Gala in New York.
Why is Cher, 71, celebrated when she wears a near-nude costume while Madonna, 58, receives revulsion? 19th century women's magazines reveal how the double standards of beauty for older women came about.
The Queen’s top hats, this one designed by Angela Kelly and worn at the 2011 Royal Wedding, are her greatest invention.
The hat is an example par excellence of aristocratic excess, the equivalent of a peacock's tail in seducing the Queen's subjects.
There is a pair of jeans for every occasion.
Our clothes are cheaper, flimsier and shorter-lived than ever. But jeans, a staple of the modern wardrobe, are actually designed to be long-lasting – provided you take proper care of them.
The Sex Pistols perform in Memphis, Tennessee during their 1978 American tour.
Banned from the BBC, denied its rightful place on the charts, 'God Save the Queen' – released 40 years ago this month – remains one of the most controversial protest songs of all time.
Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne in the original Twin Peaks.
The fashion of Twin Peaks looked to the past and predicted the future.
Few would argue that exchanging cultural ideas could be construed negatively. But what happens when the influence and origins of that culture go unacknowledged and ignored?
Australian brand Discount Universe at 2016 Fashion Week.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearm
When Malcolm Turnbull released his innovation agenda, the arts were missing. But Australia's fashion industry is a true innovator, comparable to French and Italian fashion houses. It's time to recognise this at home.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
An Angolan importer buying Havaianas in the market of Brás, São Paulo, Brazil.
Léa Barreau Tran
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Portuguese-speaking Angola, influencing women's fashion and creating a business opportunity for thousands of Angolan female entrepreneurs.
Pierre Hardy’s Poworama, 2011.
Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, gift of Pierre Hardy.
Ron Wood Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum
A new exhibition explores the sneaker's status as a cultural icon, with shoes featuring an image of Barack Obama's head on their sole and examples of the celebrated Air Jordan 1.
Genking, a male-born Japanese TV personality and ‘genderless’ pioneer.
In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
Glossy magazines have a serious role to play.