Topic archives: fashion

ABC salary details revealed … murdered journo’s family inherits lawsuit … notorious photographer dropped …

ABC salary details revealed … murdered journo’s family inherits lawsuit … notorious photographer dropped …

October 25, 2017 2

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has revealed details of ABC presenter salaries at Senate estimates, saying the highest-paid presenter is a woman.

Foxtel’s poor performance … Fairfax photo mix up … fuck the haters …

Foxtel’s poor performance … Fairfax photo mix up … fuck the haters …

August 11, 2017 3

Foxtel reports poor performance with slumping advertiser numbers, and the effects of channel Ten's administration.

Fashism: natty dressing and a history of violence

December 9, 2016 5

Dress codes are techniques of controlling people by regulating their bodies. And no one knows that better than fascists.

Who are you wearing? The racism and appropriation inherent in fash-speak

March 15, 2016

Be wary of the word "fierce".

Razer: shut up about your causes, ladies of Hollywood, and tell us who you are wearing

February 29, 2016

The Oscars red carpet exists to talk about fashion. So talk about fashion already!

Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

January 8, 2015 12

Men can no longer escape the harsh judgement of our intensely visual age. So how well are the boys adjusting to the critical gaze women have endured for so long?

Razer’s Class Warfare: have the Emmys presaged an end to delightful bad taste?

Razer’s Class Warfare: have the Emmys presaged an end to delightful bad taste?

August 28, 2014 1

Bourgeois pretensions to the Good Taste of an imagined ruling class have all but erased chicken tikka spray tans and Gabi Grecko bustiers. You could argue that's a good thing. Except it definitely isn't.

Press gallery party time — and Shorten got the laughs

Press gallery party time — and Shorten got the laughs

June 19, 2014 9

It's Mid-Winter Ball time in federal Parliament -- so who was hot, who was not, and who drank the most red wine?

Razer’s Class Warfare: skinny models don’t matter, neither does fashion

Razer’s Class Warfare: skinny models don’t matter, neither does fashion

April 10, 2014 16

Models are skinny. Who cares? Fashion's real victim is our rational minds, as it is patently and deliberately stupid twattery. To believe anything else is the real problem.

The year that is: 2014 about kale, beards and ‘crystallography’

The year that is: 2014 about kale, beards and ‘crystallography’

January 13, 2014 1

Did you know it's the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography? And that's not all you've got to look forward to in 2014, reports Crikey intern Broede Carmody.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 13, 2013 4

Rorts and favours at beauty mags ... Oz rails against tweeting journos ... were bikie laws used against drumming circle? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 20, 2013 1

Shorten hits luxury fashion high note ... Clive Palmer's odd election merch ... have you got your robocall yet? ...

Running shoes leave bloody footprints: inside Asia’s garment trade

Running shoes leave bloody footprints: inside Asia’s garment trade

May 23, 2013 3

Think Bangladesh is the only country with unsafe labour practices? Garment workers are not safe in so-called "clean" south-east Asian countries either, writes Australian Phnom Penh Post journalist Shane Worrell.

The Coalition’s real climate change targets

May 2, 2013 1

Crikey readers talk sweatshop labour, The Salvation Army and the Coalition's climate change policies.

The human cost of cheap clothing

The human cost of cheap clothing

May 1, 2013 2

Crikey readers talk the perils of fast fashion, the IPA's hypocrisy as it cries poor and the need for austerity.

Is there blood on your T-shirt? Questions from Bangladesh’s tragedy

Is there blood on your T-shirt? Questions from Bangladesh’s tragedy

April 30, 2013 12

Hundreds of low-paid garment workers are dead after a factory collapse in Bangladesh. It's about time wealthy consumers in Western countries faced up to why their clothes are so cheap, argues Michele O'Neil, national secretary of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.

Fashion: the environmental footprint of your favourite shoes

May 25, 2012 9

You think you're an eco warrior every time you remember to take your green bags to Coles, but you still slip on those Gucci pumps. Your footprint may be more than a fashion statement, says Rosalie Taylor.

Gaddafi: the stylish fashions of a murderer

February 23, 2011

While other world leaders wear suits to international meetings, Colonel Gaddafi of Libya dons bright capes and handmade photo brooches. If he wasn't a dictator that oppresses his citizens, he'd be quite the fashion catch.

Critiquing the catwalk: Melbourne vs Sydney in the strut for superiority

November 19, 2010

A war for cultural prominence has long been a-ragin' between Melbourne and Sydney, especially in the swanky designer fashion biz. Melbournians prefer dark "emo" style garb while Sydney-siders have more colour and flair, writes Nicole Barron.

The (smart) casualisation of our workforce

The (smart) casualisation of our workforce

October 11, 2010

Every day is casual Friday in the workplace now, with 43% of workers now donning casual business wear in the office. Do office workers need lessons on appropriate work-wear or is it OK to don jeans at work?