News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Internet


  Fashion High Snobiety 2 Years After They Broke the Internet, It Looks Like Nobody is Buying Vetements Alec Leach, 29/3/18 ‘For the fashion industry, the brand’s irony, massive silhouettes and edgy styling were a breath of fresh air, but for the rest of the world, Vetements will be forever the brand that broke the internet when its $200 DHL T-shirt dropped in 2016. But what about today?’ Read More   WWD Vetements’ Guram Gvasalia, Buyers Say Highsnobiety Story Is Fake News Aria Hughes, 30/3/18 The chief executive officer along with buyers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Jeffrey New York and more… Continue Reading

The News Round-Up – International Women’s Day Special


  Welcome to our weekly news round up where we highlight the news stories that have captured our attention during the past seven days. With International Women’s day having just taking place on Thursday 8 March, a number of important reports have just been released looking at women and equality.   The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Shocking’ levels of sexual harassment at work, study reveals Jessica Irvine, 5/3/18 ‘Fewer than a third of young Australian working women believe they are treated equally to men, according to a landmark new survey.’ Read More   YWCA 2016 Election Scorecard – Responses to ‘Every… Continue Reading

News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Internet


Welcome to our weekly news round up where we highlight the news stories that have captured our attention during the past seven days.   Oscars See the full list of winners Fashion SBS Oscars 2018: Hollywood stars wear colours for Time’s Up Riley Morgan, 5/3/18 ‘Celebrities supporting the Time’s Up movement at the Oscars wore a “festive array of colours” to represent “women everywhere”.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion Why Burberry Chose Riccardo Tisci The BoF Team, 2/3/18 ‘The former Givenchy creative director will succeed Christopher Bailey.’ Read more   Gender ABC News Why do older men find… Continue Reading

News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Interwebs


  Welcome to our weekly news round up where we highlight the news stories that have captured our attention during the past seven days.   Fashion  Business of Fashion The Murky Business of Feel-Good Crystals Laura Neilson 24/2/18 ‘Fashion and celebrities have embraced crystals as a trend, but behind their shiny charm and feel good vibes lies a shadowy, unregulated industry and a rocky relationship with the environment.’ Read More   Elle Model Accused Of Racism Outside London Fashion Week Shows Grace O’Neill 21/2/18 ‘Two street style photographers have spoken out about a reported incident of racism outside the London… Continue Reading

News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Interwebs


  Welcome to our weekly news round up where we highlight the news stories that have captured our attention during the past seven days.   Fashion  Business of Fashion CFDA Ponders Radical Reinvention of New York Fashion Week The BoF Team 9/2/18 ‘Proenza Schouler and Rodarte could be heading back to New York, joining Alexander Wang with runway shows in December and June.’ Read More   The Boston Globe Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse By Jenn Abelson and Sacha Pfeiffer 16/2/18 ‘The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it… Continue Reading

Cat Person: Starting a Conversation


  Like a great many people in the world I eagerly devoured Cat Person, a short story written by Kristen Roupenian and published in The New Yorker on December 11. This powerful piece of fiction, which had me hooked from the first line, has set the internet ablaze in a way fiction rarely does, receiving praise, backlash and backlash to that backlash. Divisive as it has been, Cat Person has ignited a conversation about sex, gender, power and consent. The short story focuses on two characters: Margot, a twenty year old university student and Robert, an older man Margot meets at the artsy cinema where she works.… Continue Reading

The Killing Moon


‘In starlit nights I saw you So cruelly you kissed me Your lips a magic world Your sky all hung with jewels.’ – ‘The Killing Moon’, Echo and the Bunnymen                                 Credits Designer, concept and styling:  Vicky Kidd-Gallichan for Rockstars and Royalty @rockstarsandroyalty Photographer: Garry Chiu for G C Photography  @gcphotographyau Make up: Marie Donnell for Mys Design Makeup  @mysdesignhair Hair: Jeanice Branch for Guerilla Hair  @guerillahair Models: Joshua Sutevski  @fauxnetx Dimitra Lyras  @_babydoll_xo Tanisha Chinanai-Hill  @chiap0d Sarah Mackey  @sarahthepalepinup  

Fashion and Gender Flexibility


  “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5)   The Bible is pretty unambiguous when it comes to delineating how men and women should dress – men should dress like men; women should dress like women. The fashion world, however, is increasingly encouraging the opposite. Particularly in avant-garde and haute couture spheres are designers playful and subversive in their understanding of “gender.” They query norms of masculinity and femininity as they undercut and parody expectations about… Continue Reading