Kangaroo skins are exported for use in football boots, motorcycle suits, fashion footwear and haute couture.
Pressure is mounting on fashion producers to stop using skins from Australian native animals. But Indigenous people are reviving traditions and there are ethical ways for trade to continue.
Women at Brisbane’s Oasis Swimming Pool, January 1950.
Brisbane City Council
The pool and the beach have become acceptable spaces to bare all, but how did we get here?
The glacier express train in Switzerland: on the bucket list for rich Indians.
Rich Indian women are anxious about being recognised as members of an international elite.
Ugandan opposition politician Bobi Wine takes a selfie with Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa
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.
The choice of sneaker often expresses its wearer’s desires, dreams and aspirations.
The meeting of canvas and rubber that began in the 1830s still inspires crowds to queue for the latest pair. Sneakers are now big business and high fashion.
Products like backpacks, beer and Q-tips are marketed in a gender-specific way.
The sale of women’s backpacks is up by more than 20 per cent in the past year: but why can't we just call it a backpack? Why does it have to be a 'lady backpack?'
Can a machine understand style? Facebook’s Fashion++ system recommends small changes to an outfit to make it more fashionable.
Algorithm-based apps can recommend clothes based on what other people have worn, but they have a long way to go before they understand fashion.
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
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.
Girton College, University of Cambridge
The president of the UK's supreme court delivered a hugely newsworthy judgment, but attention focused on her brooch.
Your fashion choices can help build a sustainable future – here's how.
XR fashion protests in April 2019.
Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images
There is no solution to the unethical, unsustainable fashion industry – yet
Enzymatic textile dyes.
Science is helping turn textiles into a cleaner greener industry.
In Asia, umbrellas are commonly used as a form of sun protection.
AP Photo/Kin Cheung
In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
From Country to Culture:
Artist: Lisa Waup. Designer: Verner. Collection: Journeys.
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.
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.
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.
Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP
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."