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Australian model Duckie Thot, Naomi Campbell and RuPaul lead the 2018 Pirelli calendar

Last week, British Vogue‘s new editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, ushered in his first issue at the helm of the magazine promising greater diversity. By the weekend, the publication’s first man and person of colour helped reach another milestone by helping to launch the next year’s Pirelli calendar which he styled, and cast with an all-black group of 18 models, activists, artists and actors. For the 2018 edition, British fashion photographer Tim Walker reimagined Lewis Carrol’s fanciful tale, Alice and Wonderland. South Sudanese-Australian model Duckie Thot was cast as the cover star, titular Alice along,…

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Guess how many Australian company directors think child care is important

Do you think affordable, high-quality childcare is an important issue? If you do, you’re almost certainly a parent and probably a woman. You are, however, very unlikely to be the director of an Australian company. Just under 1000 of the richest and most powerful people in Australia were surveyed for the Australian Institute of Company Directors report released last Friday. They were asked to give their opinions on a range of issues, including what they think the Federal Government should address in the short and long term. Merit is the standard argument…

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Australian online retailer The Iconic to stock Topshop

Topshop, which has had a horrid year thanks to the collapse of the Australian franchise and those plastic jeans, has found a saviour in one of Australia’s biggest online retailers. From October 31, The Iconic will stock Topshop’s denim and menswear ranges, with womenswear on sale from November. The Iconic chief executive Patrick Schmidt wants the e-tailer to become the main seller of Topshop’s product in Australia.  The Iconic’s chief executive, Patrick Schmidt, said the e-tailer would carry about 70 per cent of Topshop and Topman’s full range. “There’s a lot of product,…

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Sustainable Style: Meet the Australian jeweller who is Karl Lagerfeld's new favourite thing

Learn this name: Heart of Bone. The cult jewellery label by Melbourne designer Emma Abrahams is making noise internationally. On a recent trip to Paris for fashion week, as part of the Australian Fashion Chamber showroom, she was interviewed by Carine Bizet, fashion critic for Le Monde, who asked her, “If you could see your work on anyone, who would it be?” Heart of Bone founder Emma Abrahams. Photo: Supplied Abrahams has already made gothic chic pieces for some very famous people indeed (try, Jean Paul Gaultier, Slash, Marc Jacobs, Katy…

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Where Australian women's wellbeing sits on a global scale

The wellbeing of Australian women ranks 17th in the world, according to the new global Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index, released at the United Nations on October 26. Measuring inclusion, justice, and security for women in 153 countries, Iceland placed first while Syria and Afghanistan tied for last place.  On a global scale, the story of Australian women’s wellbeing is “quite positive”. Photo: Kerry Murphy The top 12 countries, which consisted primarily of northern and central European countries including the United Kingdom along with Spain, Canada and Singapore, rated highly…

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Australian swimwear label Modibodi wants to solve a common problem for women

As most women will attest, having your period or bladder leakage during a trip to the beach or pool is an uncomfortable experience, and a topic not often thought about by brands. But it’s 2017 and one Australian label, Modibodi, is set on”normalising” conversations around these taboo areas in the market by creating a “fashionable fused with functional” collection of swimwear that aims to solve the issue. Set Me Freestyle leak-proof one-piece and Got Your Backstroke leak-proof active bikini both come in black for the time being. Photo: Supplied/Modibodi The brand, founded by Kristy Chong in…

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Australian swimwear label Modobodi wants to solve a common problem for women

As most women will attest, having your period or bladder leakage during a trip to the beach or pool is an uncomfortable experience, and a topic not often thought about by brands. But it’s 2017 and one Australian label, Modibodi, is set on”normalising” conversations around these taboo areas in the market by creating a “fashionable fused with functional” collection of swimwear that aims to solve the issue. Set Me Freestyle leak-proof one-piece and Got Your Backstroke leak-proof active bikini both come in black for the time being. Photo: Supplied/Modibodi The brand, founded by Kristy Chong in…

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