New York Fashion Week
Harling Ross, 12/9/18
‘The link between style and sexuality is both obvious and inextricable, not only in terms of the tension between what is revealed and what is not, but also because of how thoroughly these threads are woven into the tapestries of our identity: a merging of the physical (clothes, bodies) with the emotional (power, desire, self-expression). Cultural norms dictate many of the ways these two worlds intersect, but a number of designers at New York Fashion Week have been offering up refreshing alternatives.’
Business of Fashion
Lauren Sherman, 13/9/18
American fashion is more Darwinistic than its European counterparts. After all, this is the land of capitalism and entrepreneurship. But money isn’t always the answer.
The Business of Fashion
Robb Young, 13/9/18
‘Kalpona Akter is worried for her life. Her support for the Bangladeshi garment workers who produce more than $30 billion worth of fashion for Western retailers every year puts her at odds with powerful factory owners and the country’s “industrial police”.’
As You Sow
‘If you have a sweet tooth, you may have read studies talking about the health benefits associated with eating moderate amounts of chocolate. But our research has found a potential health risk in popular chocolate products that’s been flying under the radar – many chocolates contain toxic metals like lead and cadmium.’
Kevin Nguyen and Belinda Smith, 11/9/18
‘Sign into any social media platform and you’re immediately bombarded by endless feeds full of links to news stories, often accompanied by breathless comments or rants, each jostling for a precious sliver of your attention.’
Lily Herman, 10/9/18
‘The final women’s match of the U.S. Open was an exciting pairing: Serena Williams, one of the greatest athletes in history, was in her second Grand Slam final after giving birth to her daughter only a year ago. The competition itself took a back seat, however, after umpire Carlos Ramos issued a number of controversial code violations against Williams.’
‘”There are people who get very mad at you for not just helping them bury it,” Munn said of the recent controversy around her latest film.’
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wendy Tuohy, 12/9/18
‘Almost half of young Australian workers say they have been sexually harassed in the past five years, but less than one in five victims report it, with many too scared to speak out, a national survey has found.’
Stuart Evans, 13/9/18
As Australia prepares for another climate policy reset, it’s easy to look to New Zealand and wonder what might have been.
Humberto Leon, 14/9/18
Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon chats with drag icon Sasha Velour.