Fashion Coverage

Gender neutral

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

Acne Studios

Kathleen Lee-Joe 8:23 AM   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 8:11 AM   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

cr: Steven Chee
SL - aug 16, Gail Elliot fashion

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.

How to keep your sneakers looking fresh

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Fashion Stylist and Brand Consultant Natalia Feruiu wears Nike shoes and Mango trousers on February 24, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Gone are the days of deliberately roughing up our Chucks, subjecting them to dirt and beer stains for added punk-rock cred...

Willow Smith

Willow Smith makes her fashion debut as new face of Marc Jacobs

Willow Smith in upcoming Marc Jacobs fashion campaign.

Willow Smith has joined veteran superstar Cher as a new spokesmodel for an upcoming Marc Jacobs fashion campaign.

Social Outfit

The Australian brand taking ethical fashion to the next level

The Social Outfit CEO Jackie Ruddock and sewing technician, Naw Esther Han.

Maeve Marsden   Ethical fashion tends to focus on the 'don'ts'. The Social Outfit is different.

A Muslim woman took Abercrombie & Fitch to court for discrimination and won

Samantha Elauf outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

The clothing retailer refused to hire her because her headscarf violates their "look policy".

Winter Nights

How to go glam - and warm - for winter nights out

A moody palette has always been chic for after dark. Not just black but moss greens, burgundy and classic navy.

Georgie Gordon   Yes, it is actually possible to be glamorous and warm simultaneously (surprise!)

'Fashion is for all women, no matter where you're from'

Petronie Lufu, Julia Alday and Naomie Isasole Kat  model designs by Amalina Aman at the Community Migrant Resource Centre in Parramatta.

Peter Munro   "The hijab is beautiful and Muslim women are entitled to be passionate about fashion.''

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.