Fashion Coverage

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.

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.