She’s not gotta have it.
Many argue that the end of the pandemic is an opportunity to move towards a circular economy in clothing.
Black Friday sales reveal fast fashion extremes. But how does it affect the planet?
Conservative suit? Check. Rep tie? Check. Mitch McConnell looks every inch a senator.
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
Coronavirus has shifted the mood in society, and the fashion industry should strike while the iron is hot.
Wardrobe choices can be part of a delicate social dance.
Recent research explores how women ‘dress defensively’ to avoid the aggression of other women.
Making more sustainable fashion choices doesn’t require a massive lifestyle change.
City clothes mark the wearer as being out of place in the country.
Your identity changes when you move house and, if that’s to a different community, your clothes change along with you.
Singer and actor Zendaya donned an outfit reminiscent of Joan of Arc at the recent Met Gala.
In the 1850s, the women’s dress reform movement advocated for a return to medieval design. The practice continues today.
Despite the myth that men don’t care about clothes, men’s fashion has been surprisingly political over the past 300 years.
For centuries, men’s fashion has been part of dynamic social change. Hairstyles, fabrics and suit styles have carried a political charge.
Women modelling qipao.
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.
A century ago, utopian thinkers and practitioners predicted the coming of a nude world of liberated bodies.
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We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
Think of what your clothes are doing to the planet.
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Water pollution, toxic chemical use and textile waste: fast fashion comes at a huge cost to the environment.
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.
Australian brand Discount Universe at 2016 Fashion Week.
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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.
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.
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?
I recently went to heaven, aka attended a week-long conference in Oxford devoted entirely to fashion theory. I presented a paper on catwalk shows, which you’ve heard me bang on about before here (and here…
This year’s summer resort wear collections have received lukewarm press, and have seen the whole idea of resort collections thrown into question. Writing in the New York Times, Vanessa Friedman described…
It’s a physical struggle in these skirts, but we always shop in store.
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In the world of luxury fashion, Chanel stands apart from the crowd. But it’s not the designs that make it different. The French luxury brand is one of the last few major labels that does not sell its clothes…