Fashion Coverage

Feminist Fashion

This T-shirt has a long feminist history

The Future Is Female

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Since its celebrity-fuelled comeback, the T-shirt has drummed up its fair share of controversy.

Ethical Fashion

This app checks if your clothing is ethically made

This app checks if your clothing is ethically made

Kathleen Lee-Joe   How to avoid brands that don’t deserve your money.

Female Gaze

This gorgeous Instagram celebrates female body hair

"I'm interested in creating a platform for girls, by girls, completely the female gaze."

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Photographer Ashley Armitage stages rose-tinted poolside dreamscapes that are peppered with body hair, tampons, period stains and granny panties.

Insta Backlash

Grace Coddington thinks Instagram is 'pathetic'

Grace Coddington

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Vogue's creative director is calling BS on the whole charade.


#SareeNotSorry is using fashion to fight xenophobia

#SareeNotSorry wants to fight the stigma of looking (and dressing) different.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Women are celebrating their Indian culture on Instagram and Twitter with the trending hashtag.


Victoria's Secret Model shuts down 'stupid' food question

Magdalena Frackowiak has walked in five Victoria's Secret shows.

"This is stupid. Ask more smart questions, not 'eating after the show'."

Cultural appropriation

If you understood the story my hair tells, you wouldn't call it a trend

Models with cornrows at the Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week last month.

Andrea Arterbery   "I always experience a flash of annoyance when I see white girls wearing cornrows," writes Andrea Arterbery.

Kurt Cobain

You can now buy Kurt Cobain's ratty MTV Unplugged cardigan

Starting bid on the sweater? Your kid's education fund.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Take your creepy Nirvana fandom to the next level by bidding on an iconic piece of clothing that touched Kurt's actual, beautiful, feminist flesh.

Spring Racing

An ode to the Melbourne Cup and its ridiculous fashions

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 04:  Geoffrey Edelsten and Gabi Grecko attending the Emirates Marquee on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Jaimi Chisholm/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The fashion is just as much a part of the Melbourne Cup as the sparkling Chardonnay and horseys are.

Baby Swagger

The baby street style at Seoul Fashion Week is everything

Face it, you'll never be as cool as this.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   At Seoul Fashion Week, the finest street style came courtesy of these pint-sized (impossibly adorable) toddlers.

Mastectomy Bras

The brands redefining mastectomy bras

Linda Listening Bra

Kathleen Lee-Joe   For breast cancer survivors, the task of finding a bra that makes them feel comfortable and confident isn't just bothersome and frustrating, it's almost impossible.

Fashion Solutions

This brand is making fashionable prosthetic leg covers for amputees

The future of prosthetics is beautiful.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "Our clients and models are seeing themselves in ways they've always imagined — or never imagined before."

Grace Coddington

There is a Grace Coddington movie in the works

Grace Coddington

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Who will play Anna? Who will play Grace? And will their hair do justice to the bewitching cloud of wonder that is Grace's luminous red mane?

This Studio Ghibli-inspired clothing line is the stuff of dreams

Wizards of the West

Kathleen Lee-Joe   This brings you one step closer to living in a lovingly hand-painted Hayao Miyazaki dream world.

Tone deaf fashion

'Art gone berserk': outrage over Hungarian 'migrant chic' fashion shoot

'Migrant chic'

Many argue that the fashion world is warped.

Body Diversity

ModCloth drops the 'plus', makes all clothes equal

ModCloth's recent summer swimwear campaign, starring company employees.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "Our categories should be defined by types of clothing, not bodies."

American Apparel

American Apparel has finally filed for bankruptcy

American Apparel has finally filed for bankruptcy

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The company has been struggling for the past few years, crippled by huge financial debts, plunging sales and a drawn-out legal battle with the retailer's ousted founder, Dov Charney.

Carine x Uniqlo

Carine Roitfeld's collection for Uniqlo is just as foxy as you'd hoped it to be

Carine Roitfeld working her trademark mussed up, rocker edge.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "I started from the idea of clothes that I would want to wear myself, and developed this into clothes that anyone would want to wear," Roitfeld explains.

Big Noses

Fashion just went and declared 'big noses' a trend

Cancel your nose job! Big schnozzles are back in fashion. At least that's what Grazia has to say.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   A body part isn't a passing trend. There's nothing we can do to alter the noses we were born with – bar some unnecessary, painful and expensive nips and tucks – so can't we just be told to celebrate what we have?

Modern Hijab

H&M features first Muslim model in a hijab

H&M's first hijab-wearing model, salon owner Mariah Idrissi.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "It always feels like women who wear hijab are ignored when it comes to fashion."

Pirelli Calendar

Go behind the scenes: Annie Leibovitz shoots Patti, Serena, Tavi, Yoko and more in new Pirelli Calendar

Annie Leibovitz shoots Patti, Serena, Tavi, Yoko and more in new Pirelli Calendar

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Famed for its portrayal of top models baring flesh in exotic locales, the exclusive calendar has decided to head in an entirely different direction for 2016.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney has created a mastectomy bra in memory of her mother

Stella McCartney

Jenny Noyes   “We wanted to bring something feminine and beautiful into a bra that is taboo."

Serena Williams

Serena Williams recovers from U.S. Open by staging NYFW show

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Designer Serena Williams attends the KIA STYLE360 Hosts Serena Williams Signature Collection By HSN on September 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360)

After losing her match to Italy's Roberta Vinci at the U.S. Open on a Saturday, she recovered by staging a runway show at New York Fashion Week the following Tuesday. As you do.

Dapper Dressing

These women prove menswear ain’t just for the guys


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Meet The Dapper Chicks of New York, the women who do menswear better than most guys do menswear.

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood proves she’s the most badass boss in fashion

The punk icon got behind the wheel of a heavy-duty white tank, driving it to the front of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's house to protest 'fracking'

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The punk icon got behind the wheel of a heavy-duty white tank, driving it to the front of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's house to protest 'fracking'.

Spirit of now

Q&A with Aussie model Shanina Sheik

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Georgie Gordon   Shanina Sheik's career took off after she appeared on the reality show 'Make Me a Supermodel'. She's since walked the runways for Chanel, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Victoria's Secret.

Wearable Tech

How female coders are shaping the future of fashion

Coco Rocha commands the runway in an LED-studded dress created by Google's Made With Code at Zac Posen. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images  for Google)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Zac Posen recruited a team of teen girl coders to design a dress for his recent show at New York Fashion Week.

Gender neutral

Could this 11-year-old be the gender-bending future of fashion?

Acne Studios

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Meet the 11-year-old boy who has just landed the latest ad campaign for Acne

Alex Wang

Alexander Wang's new campaign features more celeb cameos than T-Swift tour

Kirsten Wiig poses for Alexander Wang's charity campaign. The two frequently play dress ups on the red carpet.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   To celebrate the brand's 10-year anniversary, Alex Wang has teamed up with youth social advocacy group Do Something.

Alex Wang

Alexander Wang's new campaign features more celeb cameos than T-Swift tour

Kirsten Wiig poses for Alexander Wang's charity campaign. The two frequently play dress ups on the red carpet.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   To celebrate the brand's 10-year anniversary, Alex Wang has teamed up with youth social advocacy group Do Something.

Hijab Confessions

Women open up about wearing the hijab using anonymous app

Whispers prove there's no blanket experience to wearing the hijab.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "I get away with listening to music during class because no one can see my headphones ..."

Hermés is making fancy bow ties for women


Kathleen Lee-Joe   All hail, Hermés, for taking this traditionally masculine accessory to the necks – heh, heh – level.

Fashion diversity

Gap introduces 9-year-old girl with down syndrome as latest model

Kayla backstage at the GapKids fashion show.

"I loved loved loved being a model today!"

Bali Boho

Q&A with designer and 90s supermodel Gail Elliot

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Georgie Gordon   Nobody does luxe boho like supermodel turned fashion designer Gail Elliott: think lace and sensual, flowing fabrics with a splash of gold.

Queen Bey

Check it! Queen Bey’s fierce September issue cover


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Beyoncé makes history as the first African American singer to be featured on the coveted September cover.

Aaliyah x MAC

An Aaliyah makeup collection could be on its way


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Sign this petition and make Aaliyah x MAC happen.

Period Panties

You'll want these period panties for everyday of the month

Period Panties

Kathleen Lee-Joe   One clever company is turning the idea of 'period panties' on its head with a fun historical twist.

Fat-shaming ads

Online seller squeezes thin model into one leg of plus-sized pants

The plus-sized leggins.

Because that's sure to make women want to buy a pair.


This breastfeeding dress isn't actually great for mums

We're about as enthused as the woman in the photo.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Cringingly titled 'Moveable Feast', it features pleat-like "apertures" for easy access and a removable cape.

Pussy Pouches

Combat manspreading by carrying this magical pouch

The ‘pussy pouch’ is a statement handbag with a social message.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Beyoncé, Pussy Riot and Andreja Pejic are fans. And now we totally want one.

Sext Sells

Calvin Klein tackles Tinder in its latest ad campaign

Calvin Klein

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The slogan – "raw texts, real stories" ­ – is undoubtedly an attempt to ensnare the fickle twenty-something market by tapping into their favourite pastime, sexting.

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford to develop '80s supermodel soap opera

Cindy as the host of House of Style.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Expect something in between Melrose Place and America's Next Top Model, with a dash of The Hunger Games.

Sexist Messages

Watch these 8-year-olds sum up the problem with fashion ads

These Spanish children react to the blatant sexism in high-fashion ad campaigns.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Women look passed out, scared, hungry, poor, drug-addled and in urgent need of a paramedic, while men appear like university-educated superhero bosses.

Mad Men

Mad Men fashion accessories are up for auction


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Anyone else suffering from Mad Men withdrawal symptoms? You now have the opportunity to take home a part of the show!

Birkin bagged

Jane Birkin withdraws support for the Hermes Birkin

Jane Birkin with a Birkin bag at the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2005 fashion show.

Jake Cleland   The iconic Hermes Birkin bag may be debaptised after Jane Birkin stepped in over the Birkin Croco.

Unrealistic bodies

Topshop might finally ditch its super skinny mannequins after this complaint

The Topshop mannequin in question.

It's not the first time they've been called out for this. Are they finally listening?

Fashion feels

Can your clothes affect your mood?

Reach for the denim when you've got the blues? According to research, you're not alone.

Jo Hartley   Reach for the denim when you've got the blues? According to research, you're not alone.

True Colours

How brands are urging us to rethink 'nude'

Nubian Skin

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Though 'nude' literally means naked, for fashion, it's only nude if you're a pale-skinned, blush-tinged Caucasian.

Casey Legler

When the perfect male model is a woman

"I did have those moments where I thought, 'I can either take this on or comply.' "

Erin O'Dwyer.   Casey Legler made headlines as the first female signed to be a male model. But it's been a mixed blessing.

Weather appropriate

App forecasts the weather via Kimmy K outfits


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Kim Kardashsian is now a weather girl of sorts, thanks to a new app called Kim. Guru.

Big Bloomers

You can now buy Queen Victoria's granny panties

Queen Victoria knows the inherent comfort in a pair of generously-sized granny panties.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Buying second-hand underwear is icky, plain and simple, but we may just make an exception for a pair once owned by Queen Victoria.

Simple Living

Could you give up buying clothes?

The daily struggle.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The more-is-more mantra has created a generation of global gluts like myself who seemingly have too much of, well, almost everything.

Size Diversity

This fashion doco gives realistic look at plus-size industry

Straight/Curve interviewees, photographer Antoine Verglas and model Jennie Runk.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "Are some brands scared to have a larger woman in their clothes? Yeah, absolutely."

Modest clothing

Uniqlo to launch collection of modest clothing and hijabs

Hana Tajima's new line for Uniqlo.

The collection, designed by a Muslim fashion blogger, focuses on femininity and all-day comfort.

Farshun toddlers

These two-year-old BFFs are your new style idols

Baby got style.

They might not be able to tie their shoes but they sure know how to work an outfit.

African-themed fashion show had no black models

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 26:  A model walks the runway at the Junya Watanabe Man Spring Summer 2016 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on June 26, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Another fashion week, another designer who struggles to grasp the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation!

The Upside

Jodhi Meares casts Casey Legler in her first-ever womenswear campaign

The world's first female menswear model Casey Legler as she appears in The Upside's 'Be You' campaign.

Jenna Clarke   Casey Legler was the world's first woman signed to model menswear. Now she's been cast in a womenswear campaign that aims to "widen the spaces women can take up".

My Little Pony

Versace, Fendi and others design for My Little Pony


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Characters like Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash have had a makeover thanks to big-name designers, including Rick Owens, Donnatella Versace and Karl Lagerfeld.

Fashion Activism

Iranian women post pictures of their hair to fight sexism

My Stealthy Freedom

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Since not wearing a head covering is a punishable crime in Iran, the simple act of showing one's hair becomes a poignant act of bravery and defiance.