Fashion Coverage

Fresh Dressed

This doco explores hip-hop's intimate relationship with fashion

Flavor Flav greeting fans backstage during the 1989 American Music Awards, Los Angeles, California, January 30, 1989. (Photo by Clarence Gatson/Gado/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   The uniform wasn't always Versace and Céline, but bandanas, fat-laced Adidas and hanging-off-your-hip jeans in five sizes too big.

Gale Fail

UK department store installs wind tunnel test to prevent 'gale fail'

Marilyn knows our pain.

Kathleen Lee Joe   The term refers to the billowing effect the wind has on your skirt, often lending itself to your very own Marilyn Monroe moment – only a lot less glamorous.

Fast Fashion

This doco reveals the true cost behind those $8 T-shirts

True Cost

Kathleen Lee Joe   "There are hands, physical human hands that touch the things that we wear, and those hands are lives, and they matter ..."

Blogger Battles

Tavi Gevinson had the perfect response to an ageist insult from The Sartorialist

Blogger Battles

Kathleen Lee Joe   If ever someone insults you with those some ageist babble, just imagine angel-faced Tavi whispering retorts from atop your shoulder.

Future Fashions

8 surprisingly beautiful moments from Silicon Valley Fashion Week

Silicon Valley Fashion Week? isn't afraid to make fun of itself.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Designs that prove the future of fashion is looking bright. LED-level bright.


This brand is redefining Native American fashion


Kathleen Lee Joe   At last, Native American-inspired fashion actually made by a Native American!

Balmain x H&M

Balmain for H&M! Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner break the news

Jourdan Dunn, Olivier Rousteing and Kendall Jenner, all wearing Balmain x H&M, at last night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BMA2015/FilmMagic)

Kathleen Lee Joe   The next must-have fashion collaboration is here.

Why your organic cotton T-shirt won't save the planet


Kathleen Lee Joe   Often, choosing to wear an organic cotton T-shirt is just another way people like to compare and contrast their lifestyles with others.

Frida Kahlo

Why Frida Kahlo was a style maverick

Frida Kahlo

Kathleen Lee Joe   Among her belongings? Yellow cat-eye shades, smocked swimsuits and a pair of pink-fringed boots.

Anna Wintour

6 things we learnt from Anna Wintour's latest interview

Anna Wintour in her airy, 25th-floor office at US Vogue HQ. (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Did you know she's an activist for youth mental health? She is even more fabulous than you previously thought.

Courting Controversy

Why was this Miu Miu ad banned?

Mia Goth appears in Miu Miu's spring 2015 campaign, in an image which the Advertising Standards Authority has banned in the UK.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Protecting young girls from exploitation (and sexualisation) is a top priority, but does this ruling get it right?

GapKids x ED

Ellen DeGeneres is designing kids' clothes for Gap

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16:  Executive producer Ellen DeGeneres speaks onstage during the 'One Big Happy' panel discussion at the NBC/Universal portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   And she's promising a girls' line that isn't too heavy on the pink princess vibes.

Fashion Figures

The evolution of the naked dress

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Jennifer Lopez attends "China: Through the Looking Glass", the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Kathleen Lee Joe   There is nothing to hide behind – no clever tricks of tailoring, shapewear or double-sided sticky tape can save us now.

Met Gala Gold

Why Rihanna won the Chinese-themed Met Gala

Queen Rihanna steps out at the Met Gala on Monday night. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Not only did RiRi's golden gown launch a thousand memes, it was also the only one by an actual Chinese designer.

Sneaker Freaker

Women can be sneakerheads, too

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: Oleg Moscal wears a Chanel coat, Nike trainers, Dior Jeans on day 3 of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015, on January 27, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   The world of sneakerheads is fraught with gender inequity! The most substantial roadblock? The lack of smaller sizes.

Fashion's Age Issue

Can we please stop obsessing over underage 'it' girls?

Lily-Rose Depp attends the Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection in New York.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Why fawning over starlets with looks 'beyond their years' is a problematic business.

Style Muse

The evolution of Chloe Sevigny as a style icon

Looking fashionably androgynous in 1995.

Robyn Doreian   Actor and muse Chloe Sevigny breaks all the style rules, and the fashion world adores her for it.

Andreja Pejic

Transgender model Andreja Pejic lands Vogue feature

Andreja Pejic appears in the May issue of Vogue.

"We're finally figuring out that gender and sexuality are more complicated."

The androgynous maternity line for genderqueer parents

Co-founder and CEO Vanessa Newman.

Finally, a long overdue antidote to hyper-feminine maternity wear is approaching.

Model Diversity

Vogue Paris puts non-white model on cover for first time in five years

Vogue Paris

Kathleen Lee Joe   Liya Kebede becomes the publication's first black cover girl in half a decade. Slow clap.

Less Than 100

This pop-up charges women less to make up for the gender wage gap

A glimpse inside Less Than 100.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Women get 24% off. Men pay full price. Fair.

Parody Pics

The best fashion parodies of all time

Ben Stiller can purpose his chiselled features into handsome or goofy, as in <I>Zoolander.</i>

Kathleen Lee Joe   These legendary takedowns put the 'ha' in haute couture.

Fashion diversity

Where are all the Aboriginal models on the runway?

Noreen Carr.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Kathleen Lee Joe talks to Kira-Lea Dargin, the founder of Australia’s first fashion agency dedicated to representing Indigenous models.

Bridesmaid Style

ASOS solves your bridesmaid dress conundrum

Asos Bridesmaids

Kathleen Lee Joe   One to bookmark, whether you're a bride-to-be or have been drafted for duty.

Fashion Diversity

Meet ModCloth's first transgender model

All About Rye

Kathleen Lee Joe   Comedian Rye Silverman proves that true style is about expressing – and being – yourself.

Advanced style blogs

Style bloggers who prove that age is nothing but a number

Accidental Icon

Kathleen Lee Joe   These older faces are a refreshing break from the monotony.

Racewear don'ts

Philip Treacy hates fascinators, blames Australians

DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 07: Philip Treacy , milliner attends Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show 2014 on August 7, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Just because you have an old headband, a hot glue gun and a few feathers does not mean you should use those things to make a hat.

Fashion Parody

French stylist hilariously spoofs high-fashion campaigns

Nathalie Croquet.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Her attention to detail is brilliant.

Lingerie retailer's #ImNoAngel campaign takes aim at Victoria's Secret

Lane Bryant's campaign is getting positive feedback online.

A lingerie retailer is fighting Victoria's Secret's beauty standards head-on with its new marketing campaign.

Style diversity

Where are the minimalist brands for curvy women?


Kathleen Lee Joe   We need more crisp white button-downs and accordion-pleat skirts for size 14 and over.

Not just Stella

10 awesome ethical labels you haven’t heard of yet


Kathleen Lee Joe   #ItsNotJustStella: Thousands of lesser-known labels are committed to ethical, forward thinking choices – and they make some kick-ass threads too.

Watch: Lena Dunham's teaser film clip for & Other Stories


The clip is filmed for Rachel Antonoff's new range for retailer H&M's sister brand & Other Stories.

Original Grit

Granny impersonates Kate Moss, Kurt Cobain, Michele Lamy, slays it

Baddie Winkle

Kathleen Lee Joe   The world’s coolest grandma has been found. And she knows how to turn her swag on.

Size Diversity

Australian model urges us to #DropThePlus

Stefania on Instagram.

Kathleen Lee Joe   "I'm NOT proud to be called 'plus', but I AM proud to be called a 'model', that is my profession!"

Fashion Icons

Watch: Iris Apfel is totally charmed by Kanye West

Iris Apfel

Kathleen Lee Joe   "You're killing it, you look so good tonight," he says while holding her hand.

Neutral fashion

Why is everybody dressing the same now?

A Uniqlo shirt worn at London Fashion Week.

Kathleen Lee Joe   When society is increasingly geared toward celebrating the individual, why are so many of us making the same aesthetic choices?

Fashion Police

Why we’re done with style shaming

The original cast of E!'s Fashion Police.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Our main gripe with critiquing 'style' is when women become verbal dartboards for commentary that’s distinctly body shaming and inescapably offensive.

Puppy Love

This designer lets you wear puppies on your feet

A close-up of the puppy pumps in all their adorable glory.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Check out these adorable puppy-toed pumps worn with pastel socks and a heavy dose of whimsy.

Fashion diversity

Paralympians win the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week

Poet Ami Sano, born without arms and only one partially formed foot, models Tenbo's wedding dress.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Tsurata designed a wedding dress for a wheelchair-bound bride as well as coats that close with magnetic buttons.

Body Image

Will banning thin models help curb eating disorders?

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 17:  A model poses, bag detail, at the Ayse Deniz Yegin backstage during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul FW15 on March 17, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images For IMG)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Though it’s easy to demand a model present a doctor’s certificate and undergo regular weight checks, doing so ignores the many complexities of eating disorders.

Wearable Tech

The Apple Watch is mercilessly (and hilariously) mocked on Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook debuts the Apple Watch collection in San Francisco, California.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   These tweets will make you un-sad for not being able to afford an Apple Watch to begin with.

Bacall Auction

Lauren Bacall's couture is going up for auction

'The Look'

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Everything from the actress's Louis Vuitton luggage sets to her Chanel tweeds and Halston jumpsuits is going up for bids.

Second-Hand Style

6 tips for reselling your clothing

Simone Hadfield, vintage clothing retailer, wearing Lauren and Hector cotton trousers and Orla Kiely shoes during London Fashion Week.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Trying to sell your closet overflow can cause some major stress headaches, but here are some strategies to help boost your profits.

Vintage Sewing

McCall’s Pattern Behavior is your new favourite nostalgia-inducing Tumblr

A scan from McCall's Pattern Behavior.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   This hilarious new Tumblr pairs outdated fashions with modern-day dialogue.

Vogue Gaffe

Vogue editor deletes tasteless Instagram post

Elisabeth Von Thurn Und Taxis at Paris Fashion Week this weekend.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   As it turns out, Zoolander was no exaggeration in its portrayal of fashion’s elite and how clueless they can be.

Curvy couture steals the show on Melbourne Fashion Festival catwalk

Tess Holliday

Janice Breen Burns   Model Tess Holliday is unapologetically body positive in a business bristling with size zero women.

Femmo trend

Could this be the most feminist trend from fashion month?


Kathleen Lee-Joe   At Paris Fashion Week, models sashayed down the runway carrying boob-shaped saddle bags.

Customer Service

Does working in retail teach you empathy?

Miss Brahms And Mrs Slocombe in Are You Being Served?

Kathleen Lee Joe   Behind the name tag, beneath the cheery smile, shop assistants are people, too.

Uniqlo Line

Uniqlo to team up with ex-Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire

Christopher Lemaire's quietly luxurious designs sent down the runway at Paris Fashion Week.

You can count on the designer to oversee each stage of this project, placing an emphasis on quality every step of the way.

Body Image

How the fashion industry has come to embrace pregnant bodies

Model Ashleigh Good – bump, baby and beyond.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   As the diversity conversation amps up, designers are broadening their minds as to what body types to cast.


Gucci are making yeti feet fashionable

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25:  A model walks the runway at the Gucci show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Can you look elegant when you have feet like a Hobbit? Gucci says yes.


Danish magazine apologises after underweight cover model backlash

Cover magazine photo shoot in question.

The hashtag #covergate took off after thousands joined a 'Corpse or model?'Reddit thread.

Did Hollywood #AskHerMore at the 2015 Oscars?

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   The perfunctory fashion questions may be an entrenched part of red carpet culture. But they should always co-exist with more substantial questions about work.

Mini history

Was the miniskirt actually invented in Africa?

An image from a 1969 copy of The Drum.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Though debate over who designed the first miniskirt has raged on for decades, the mainstream view cements its origins firmly in 1960s London. But a new article calls this belief into question.

Best in Show

Vogue went behind the scenes at a dog show, and it was glorious

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Skeeter, a Miniature Pinscher, is kept warm by his owners while waiting for a shuttle at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of "Best of Show" on Tuesday night.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   When it comes to these pampered pets, a basic rinse with the hose won’t always do.

Fugly footwear

A new dawn in fugly footwear at NYFW

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway at the Coach fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Want to put your trendiest foot forward? At New York Fashion Week, the hottest things going are traditionally daggy shoes.

Best of Etsy

8 designers to bookmark on Etsy

Queen Bey

Kathleen Lee-Joe   A decade ago, fledgling labels would push their wares at the local markets. These days, Etsy is the place to be.

Down Syndrome model

First Down syndrome model walks New York Fashion Week catwalk

Jamie Brewer became the first person with Down Syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.

Actress Jamie Brewer has become the first person with Down syndrome to grace the New York Fashion Week catwalk.