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Setting the fashionable scene

This week Rosie Findlay is writing her column from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) describing in detail the experience of the live event. You walk down the stairs leading to the buildings…
Tommy Ton S RTW slide.

An open letter to the streetstyle stars

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York begins tomorrow, thereby kicking off “fashion month”. This is when fashion’s travelling circus of editors, critics, buyers, models and assorted hangers-on dress their…
Luisa Capetillo wearing Mens Clothing.

Why don’t more men wear skirts?

Two weeks ago, the bi-annual runway collections got off to a cracking start with the display of the Men’s Collections in Milan, Paris, London, New York and Pitti Uomo. (You will be entirely unsurprised…

Wedding dresses and bikini bodies

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how certain garments override the body of the person wearing them. For example, it doesn’t really matter what kind of torso/upper-thigh situation you’ve got going…

More to fashion than meets the eye

There is something fascinating about the contradictions that hold tension within fashion. It is an imaginary that we dress into each day in the privacy of our homes, the clothes we choose covering us in…