As fashion norms change, what people wear in public becomes ground zero for hashing out new ideas of race, class and gender.
The Bloomsbury group’s distaste for formality helped to set the foundations for how we dress today.
In some conservative countries, the abaya is part of expected dress. But in countries where Muslims are in the minority, the abaya can be a way for women to connect with their religious identity.
The Missing Thread is a careful and honest curation of black identity and displacement.
From her early designs that brought flowing silouhettes into fashion to her iconic evening wear, this is a must-see exhibition for any fan of fashion.
A new draft law on public security includes a clause criminalising the wearing of clothes that might be ‘hurtful to the spirit and sentiments of the nation’.
It would have amazed campaigners from 1967 to see people today wearing outfits that overtly describe the movement.
International career mobility can give people valuable knowledge and expertise to be used in their home country.
People in the First Nations fashion industry see their work contributing to cultural tradition, economics and cultural sustainability, and blak pride and storytelling.
The Mao suit has a fascinating history. Vast quantities of this ‘people’s uniform’ were made for soldiers during the Korean war – which ended 70 years ago today – including Australian POWS.
After the first world war, gender-bending fashions became front page news.
America’s veneration of gun ownership is seconded only by its commitment to rendering armed Blacks as an existential danger to the civility and structure of America.
Maman Creppy was one of Togo’s original Nana Benzes who had created a powerful wax cloth empire.
The clothing choices of the Windrush arrivals signified respect both for themselves and the life-changing journey they had undertaken.
Whalebone is the colloquial English term for a material known as baleen. Baleen is not bone.
Mismatched, ill-fitting and ‘ugly’ clothes are in so let go of the anxiety of dressing ‘well’ and dress however you want.
In a saturated market, fatigued by gratuitous partnerships such as Nike x Tiffany & Co., this collaboration has been praised for its timeless authenticity.
The exhibition’s Alexander McQueen garments show how the designer catapulted tartan into the 21st century, reclaiming its potential for resistance and revolt.
If you’re going to a wedding this summer, you should consider renting your outfit.
At Georgian masquerade parties, participants flaunted their status, taste and wealth through ostentatious and creative dress.