News Round Up: September 2018 – 1




In Stories About Fashion’s Behind-The-Scenes Icons, Should Sexuality Matter?

Pier Dominguez, 22/8/18

‘New films about Alexander McQueen, André Leon Talley, and Kevyn Aucoin raise complex questions about how their identities have shaped their work and lives.’

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Fast Company

Why racism is so entrenched in the fashion industry

Elizabeth Segran, 25/8/18

‘The fashion community has shown that it is willing to fight for social justice and progressive causes. So why hasn’t it done more to grapple with racism in its own ranks?’

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Sydney Morning Herald

Shoes of Prey on verge of collapse as fashion startup stops taking orders

Emma Koehn, 28/8/18

‘One of Australia’s most recognised online startups Shoes of Prey is on the verge of collapse with the footwear retailer stopping orders and co-founder Jodie Fox admitting the business has “faced struggles”.’

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Balmain enlists a cast of CGI models for latest campaign

Dominic Cadogan, 30/8/18

Designer Olivier Rousteing enlisted photographer Cameron-James Wilson to create a virtual army for the house

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The shady world of beauty influencers and the brands that pay them, explained

Cheryl Wischhover, 31/8/18

Brands pay influencers tens of thousands of dollars for posts, sometimes to bash competitors. But they don’t always disclose it.

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ABC News

CSIRO pours Australia’s first eco-friendly gold bar produced without toxic cyanide

Jon Daly and Kit Mochan, 30/8/18

‘You might pay more for single origin, ethically-produced coffee beans for your morning brew, but what about environmentally friendly gold in your wedding ring?’

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Politics & Media

Sydney Morning Herald

Rudd savages Abbott and Murdoch for wrecking Australian democracy

Nick O’Malley, 27/8/18

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has launched an incendiary attack on Tony ‘Abbott and News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, who he claims have undermined Australian democracy and contributed to the “orgy of political violence” that led to Malcolm Turnbull’s ousting.’

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