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Friday 8 May 2015
Fashion Feminism Opinion

spanx: how can shapewear be ‘feminist’?

Alison Maher
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  Don’t get me started on Spanx. I hate that the models they use to advertise their shapewear don’t have any reason to be wearing the Spanx in the first place. By reason, I mean that they don’t have any of the bodily attributes that this product is designed to hide. I’ll quickly clarify that…
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Saturday 18 April 2015
Arts Fashion

and i’m feelin’ good: what fashion means to me

Jay Ong
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Some people think fashion is superficial, and something akin to an unnecessary, pointless and expensive hobby. But wait, I know what you’re thinking. How very dare they. Take my parents, for a spiffy example. To them, appearance is a matter of buying clothes to put on your body so that, simply put,  you are not naked. End…
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Monday 13 April 2015
Arts Fashion

claire perrin: interview

Bridget Conway
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I don’t know about you, but I’m someone who finds it incredibly difficult to obtain fashion items that are also comfortable and practical. The amount of times that I’ve been caught in the rain wearing flats and stockings and ended up at the office looking like a complete mess is just now too many to…
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Monday 30 March 2015
Arts Fashion

double denim: in defense of

Sidney Shaw
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In this article we will be tackling the age-old question: is it acceptable to wrap your legs with denim and subsequently wrap your arms with denim too? I am here today to tell you, abso-fucking-lutely. For those of you who have already tuned out after reviewing my hyphenated proclamation, adieu and best of luck to…
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Friday 27 March 2015
Fashion

a movement in the making: vamff contemporary designers

Ad Hoc
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Recently, The Wheeler Centre hosted Fashion Critique: Fact or Fiction?, a panel proposing that while social media has increased the public’s steady obsession with fashion, via the frenzied one-click sharing that turns a designer from unknown to ‘must-have’ overnight, the online conversation has not increased the serious critique of fashion as a cultural position or…
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Thursday 30 October 2014
Art Arts Fashion

the fashion world of jean paul gaultier

Audrey K Hulm
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  From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective currently showing at the NGV International is to put it bluntly, pretty damned amazing. On entering the media preview, I watched a very pretty boy, in an elegant floppy black felt hat, denim overalls and studded black boots begin to cry and tell…
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Thursday 5 June 2014
Fashion Featured Get Involved

ethical, affordable and accessible: the fabric social

Marissa Paine
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  1000 Pound Bend on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD is packed when I arrive to chat to Fiona and Sharna of The Fabric Social, a startup born from the feminist peace movement that is currently doing the rounds on crowdfunding site, Pozible. In the backroom of the café, the opening night of the Emerging…
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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Arts Fashion

lip went to fashfest: here’s what happened

Ray Mardia
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  Dear Canberra, where have you been hiding your stylish self all this time? Eye opening is the best way to describe my experience of Fashfest 2014’s closing night. The venue, lovingly called Fashfest HQ, nestles onto the Canberra International Airport. Its industrial design, modern look and kaleidoscopic displays of light offered the perfect backdrop…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

lip magazine
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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: character

lip magazine
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  Name: Holly Squair Label: Character Web address and/or FB address: www.facebook.com/charactercloth, http://charactercloth.wix.com/home   Where are you based?  I am based in Canberra and Sydney. My hometown is Canberra where I studied design but I am currently living in Sydney completing an internship at ‘Billion Dollar Babes’, a high end women’s label. How did you…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: the darling sisters

lip magazine
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    Name: Maria Ramsden and Leanne Dempsey Label: The Darling Sisters Web address and/or FB address: www.thedarlingsisters.com   Where are you based?  Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? We are not designers but heritage professionals with a…
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Monday 28 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: wnd.lnd

lip magazine
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  Name: Zoe Brown Label: WND.LND Web address and/or FB address: www.wnd-lnd.com www.facebook.com/wnd.lnd   How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I have loved fashion from a young age—dance costumes, making up my own routines and dressing my Barbie dolls up. Ever since…
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Saturday 26 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: szn

lip magazine
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Name: Suzan Dlouhy Label name: SZN Web address and/or FB address: www.szn.com.au; www.facebook.com/szndesign   Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I was looking for an alternative to a desk job, I’d always been interested in art and…
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Friday 25 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: sovata

lip magazine
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    Name: Jade Sargent Label: SOVATA Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I got into fashion by experimenting with making hats and fascinators. I wanted to learn millinery but the classes never had enough students so…
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