Fashion Coverage

Marketing fail

Lingerie brand Tezenis removes 'Crime Scene' knickers after outrage over 'rape' connotations

A pair of the 'Crime Scene' knickers on sale at Tezenis' UK store Photo: TWITTER/NATASHA O'NEILL

Radhika Sanghani Underwear store Tezenis has been forced to stop selling a pair of knickers emblazoned with the words 'Crime Scene' in its British store, after furious social media reaction.

The Karl Daily

Karl Lagerfeld to launch satirical newspaper

SAINT, TROPEZ, FRANCE  - JULY 25:  Karl Lagerfeld is seen in the port on July 25, 2014 in Saint, Tropez, France.  (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Karl Lagerfeld, king of controversial and LOL-worthy one-liners, has just announced he will be launching a ‘satirical broadsheet’.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence to co-host 2015 Met Ball

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Bibby Sowray The Oscar-winning actress will follow in Sarah Jessica Parker and Bradley Cooper's footsteps by co-hosting the 2015 Met Ball with Anna Wintour.

Fashion fail

Urban Outfitters apologises for 'blood-stained' Kent State sweatshirt

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A vintage Kent State sweatshirt that looked as though it was covered with bloodstains appeared on Urban Outfitters' website for $129.

Is this man 'Australia's biggest wanker'?

Art director Jarryd Zankovic has been named on B&T's '30 under 30' list but called

JENNA CLARKE Move over Bondi Hipsters, you’ve been replaced by a man from Surry Hills as “Australia’s biggest wanker” according to the internet.

Vogue's 73 questions

Anna Wintour answers Vogue's 73 questions, throws serious shade

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Follow her bob around Vogue's New York office for the inside scoop.

NOM*d creative

Margi Robertson: fashion's 61-year-old nonconformist


Claire Finlayson Margi Robertson, creative director of premier fashion label NOM*d, is all about follow-your-nose brilliance and nonconformist spunk.

The natty traveller

In defence of dressing up when you travel


J. Bryan Lowder The competently dressed individual stands apart as a beacon of civilised life, an island of class amid a swamp of schlumps.

Reluctant icon

Six rare insights from street style inventor Bill Cunningham

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Photographer Bill Cunningham working during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Before The Sartorialist, before Tommy Ton, before anyone even thought to put the words ‘street’ and ‘style’ together, there was Bill Cunningham.

Will the fashion world accept Andreja Pejic as a woman?

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Matthew Schneier After several months away from the business, Andreja Pejic is waiting to see whether a major designer — indeed, the entire fashion establishment — will accept her as a woman.

Next big thing

15 faces to look for during fashion month

Jean Campbell for Vogue.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Cara, Joan and Karlie aren’t going anywhere, but these young women are definitely worthy of our attention too.

Designer lingo

Finally! A definitive answer on how you say ‘Hermés’

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05:  A model walks the runway at the Hermes Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The first time you heard ‘Proenza Schouler’, you thought it was a breed of German dog, right? There are some fashion label names that are just made to be mispronounced.

Fashion imitates art

Dion Lee inspired by Australian painter in New York Fashion Week show

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  A model walks the runway at the Dion Lee fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Hosfelt Gallery on September 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

GEORGINA SAFE The stark urban landscapes of the late Australian painter Geoffrey Smart inspired Dion Lee's show at New York Fashion Week.


Designers debut spring collections at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Backstage at MSFW: Designer runway show at Town Hall

JESSICA WRIGHT Romance, passion and captivating couture trends took - literally - centre stage at Melbourne's Town Hall on Tuesday night.

NZFW wrap

10 takeaway points from NZFW

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE What went down at New Zealand Fashion Week.


We chat to búl's Virginia Martin


And check out the sleek new collection as it hits the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week runway.

Jess and Ashley Hart: the model sisters on carving out a career in NYC

Jess & Ashley Hart

Erin O'Dwyer When they're together they're inseparable, say jet-setting model sisters Jess and Ashley Hart, who caught up in New York for our cover shoot.

Made for walking

How to break in your boots

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 9: A guest wearing a Chanel bag and shoes day 4 of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Here are a few tips for expediting the breaking-in process and making your shoes pavement-ready in no time. Your flat arches and misshapen toes will thank you for it …

Zara pulls kids' T-shirt that looks like a Nazi camp uniform


Customers unsurprisingly unimpressed.

Full fash disclosure

Why don't e-tailers tell you where their clothing's made?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Ann-Sofie Back Atelje / BACK S/S 2012 show at London Fashion Week at Somerset House on September 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE It's time we demanded more transparency from our favourite online fashion retailers.

Cultural appropriation

NZ designer under fire for headdress use


Many prominent New Zealanders have spoken out on social media against Dame Cooper's use of Native American headgear, which she says is just a "fun thing" she saw while travelling in America and Ibiza.

Fashion on film

Four fashion films to look out for this year

Premi?re: Ellery in Paris

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Love clothes? Partial to popcorn? Then get excited.

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour has a $200k clothing allowance

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  Sir Philip Green (L) and Anna Wintour sit in the front row at the Unique Autumn/Winter 2012 show during London Fashion Week at TopShop Venue on February 19, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Ah, the lives of the rich, fashionable and famous!

Dress sense

Fashion's power over our emotions

Dress, Memory by Lorelei Vashti
Courtesy of Allen & Unwin

Lorelei Vashti Collector of dresses Lorelei Vashti on the influence clothes have over our psychological state

Kardashian fashian

10 ways you can accessorise ‘ugly crying’ Kimmy K

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Behold, the best pieces of ‘ugly crying face’ merch to grace the internets.

Style icons

Owning style at any age

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22:  Carine Roitfeld attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR14/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE What you wear is no longer dictated by however many candles you blow out on your birthday cake. Look at these fabulous older women for inspiration.

Celebrity soles

Check out these six gorgeous sky-high soles by Olivia Palermo

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Olivia Palermo attends the Valentino show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Jacopo Raule/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Olivia Palermo has designed an exclusive collection of killer heels for Aquazzura.

Full disclosure

Awesome fashion blogger posts images before and after Photoshop

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Hanneli Mustaparta poses wearing Maison Martin Margiela dress and Prada bag before Maison Martin Margiela show on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE "It is my ongoing mission to lift the veil that is currently suffocating us women," wrote fashion blogger Dana Suchow.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter covers the September issue of Harper's Bazaar


Candice Chung 20-year-old Emma Ferrer does a stunning 'Funny Face' fashion tribute.

Style icon

Donna Tartt makes Vanity Fair's best-dressed list

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (and our number one literary crush) has snagged herself a spot on Vanity Fair's best-dressed list.

Spring fashion

Myer fashion show kicks off spring summer collections

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07:  Jennifer Hawkins showcases designs by Cozi by Jennifer Hawkins during the Myer Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Launch at Carriageworks on August 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

GEORGINA SAFE Myer welcomed a host of new Australian brands to its catwalk, including White Suede, by johnny and M.J. Bale, in a show of support to the local industry during difficult times for retail at show Thursday night at Carriageworks

Spring fashion

What you'll be wearing this spring

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07:  A model showcases designs by Alex Perry during the Myer Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Launch at Carriageworks on August 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

JANICE BREEN BURNS Spring's in as colours pop and fashion classics get reinvented.

Feminist fashion

Karen Walker pays homage to suffragettes


Sarah Catherall Inspired by the militant stance of early feminists, Karen Walker's latest collection packs a political punch.


Victoria Beckham clears out her wardrobe for charity

SINGAPORE - MAY 12:  Victoria Beckham poses for a photo at On Pedder at Scotts Square on May 12, 2014 in Singapore. Victoria Beckham is in Singapore for the first time to showcase her ready-to-wear pieces from her eponymous fashion label in Singapore  (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Perhaps Harper Beckham won't snag all the best hand-me-downs, after all.

The Cable Knit Guy

Sydney woman sells grandad's awesome vest collection all lovingly knitted by her grandma


Effie Mann Did we mention it's all for charity? Bless.

90s supermodels

90s supermodels reunite on the cover of Vogue Japan


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Vogue Japan, like us, loves any excuse for a ‘90s throwback!

Geek chic

10 brands doing stylish specs for under $200

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  J.Crew President and Creative Director Jenna Lyons attends the J.Crew Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show at The Studio Lincoln Center on September 11, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE From classic tortoise-pattern numbers to supersize-me spectacles, we’d choose these designs over 20/20 vision any day.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart poses for Terry Richardson


KATHLEEN LEE JOE And, she thinks he is "cute". Nooooooo.

Von Follies

Who says a maternity bra can’t be sexy?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Dita Von Teese -- that retro-channelling, raven-haired siren who always looks impossibly sexy and meticulously put together ­-- has designed a lingerie line that’s as gorgeous and delicate as she is.

Rain or shine

David Jones blends four seasons on one runway

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30:  A model showcases designs by Camilla at the David Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Launch at David Jones Elizabeth Street Store on July 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage,)

GEORGINA SAFE Bikinis, biker jackets, trench coats and crop tops were among the all-weather looks at its spring-summer collections launch on Wednesday night in Sydney.

Plus-size Pirelli

Introducing Pirelli's first plus-size calendar model


KATHLEEN LEE JOE "My presence on this set is a sign that things are really changing."

The items in Vogue Australia will cost you way more than those in Vogue US

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA,  Meryl Streep, center (wearing a Bill Blass jacket and dress), Rebecca Mader, far right, 2006, photo: Barry Wetcher / TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved

JENNA CLARKE It is a truth universally acknowledged that lifestyles portrayed in glossy magazines are more aspirational than obtainable, however the total cost of items featured in some Australian publications cost more than a house.

'Thirsty' shopper

This video will turn you off online shopping

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Yes, "Point Sur slim stacker Japanese selvedge jean in marshmallow wash" is an actual pair of trousers on J.Crew's website.

Fashion spawn

Vivienne Westwood's granddaughter bags modelling contract


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Genetically blessed Cora Corre signs with Next Model Management.

Cultural appropriation

Canadian music festival bans native American-inspired headdresses


Effie Mann Because people still aren't getting it.

Gisele x Sonia Rykiel

Gisele goes without makeup in latest ad for Sonia Rykiel


KATHLEEN LEE JOE The ultimate cosmetic humble brag.

Australia's top bloggers

You'll soon be able to watch Australia's top fashion bloggers on reality TV

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  Blogger Sara Donaldson wearing a Scanlan and Theodore top, Michael Lo Sordo skirt, Yves Saint Laurent handbag, and Balmain Shoes at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)

Effie Mann Some of Australia's top independent fashion bloggers are banding together for a doco-style TV series.

Kate Moss x Stella

Kate Moss looks dreamy in friend Stella McCartney's new campaign

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Effie Mann Friends in high-fashion places.

Australian debut

Kate Spade's first Australian store opens today!

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Hooray for our wardrobes, eek for our wallets.

The Row x love

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen designed the most beautiful wedding dress for their childhood friend

Heather Kincaid/ via Vogue

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Yes, everyone’s special day is rare and magical but some are more rare and more magical than others.

Lack of petite options

Why don't more brands do petite-size clothing?

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02:  Designers Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE This goes out to those among us who've had to take at least a metre off the bottom of their jeans

Woolmark prize

Strateas.Carlucci win prestigious Woolmark prize

Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci.

GEORGINA SAFE AND they won both the womenswear and menswear categories. Victors!

Practical advice

How to cycle in a skirt without flashing the world

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17:  A guest arrives on a bicycle to the Ashish show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 on September 17, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The simple trick that is really quite revolutionary.

Following in Kate's footsteps

Lottie Moss, Kate Moss' little sister makes Calvin Klein debut

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Olivia Bergin 21 years after Kate Moss first posed for Calvin Klein, her sister Lottie is following in her footsteps.

Men and shopping

Are men more likely to fib about shopping sprees?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Fashion blogger for Infashionity Henry Obalit wearing The Kooples jacket, Zara jeans and shirt, Hermes belt on day 1 of Paris Collections: Men on June 25, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Well, well, well. Maybe old stereotypes about women and shopping are totally wrong?

Jerry Seinfeld, fashion plate?

Jerry Seinfeld makes his modelling debut for Rag & Bone


JENNA CLARKE Jerry Seinfeld, the man responsible for the dad jean phenomenon and white puffy shirt fashion faux pas of the ‘90s, is now a model.

Miami Swim

We are Handsome to make Miami Swim debut

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model walks the runway at the We Are Handsome show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Paddington Reservoir Gardens on April 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe, National fashion editor The Australian label has won a coveted spot at the big deal swim show.