What’s Your Extension? Long Sleeves Trail Down the Runway and Street

What do The Row and Rick Owens, Americans in Paris, have in common? A preference for ultra-long sleeves and barely seen hands. This fall 2022 runway trend is already hitting the streets, albeit in less dramatic fashion, maybe because selfie-loving street stylers need constant access to their phones. Below, see how fashion month’s best dressed are wearing their über-long sleeves, and check out more trends on our Street […]

Flaws as Fashion: Expression or Exploitation?

It seems all too easy to become inundated by the ever-changing fashion and makeup trends of today’s society. The internet and social media provide instant accessibility to whatever is ‘new’ and ‘trending’, and the chances of something going viral is nothing far from the usual these days. Features such as ‘for you’ and ‘explore’ pages on social media platforms tend to thrust the latest trends to users, […]

Ultra-fast fashion site Shein has captured the wallets of young shoppers. But at what cost?

Shein is said to be valued at $100 billion, now one of the largest fashion retailers globally Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of a CBC News initiative entitled “Our Changing Planet” to show and explain the effects of climate change. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page. If you haven’t come across Shein by now, it’s […]

With Jockstraps Hitting the Runways, Fashion is Saying Gay Loud and Clear

We’re all familiar with that Gucci spring 1997 g-string—the black thong with the interlocking Gs metal logo has become inescapable on Instagram’s many archive accounts, and it’s arguably one of the most coveted vintage pieces today. The current fascination for the Tom Ford-era piece speaks to a broader movement in fashion that revisits the unabashed sexiness of Y2K: exposed undies, cutouts, and cropped skirts and tops made waves on women’s spring 2022 runways. […]

What Wisdom Kaye, TikTok’s Best-Dressed Guy, Wore to Fashion Week

The front rows of New York Fashion Week were dominated by stars—TikTok stars, that is. In addition to the Hollywood celebrities in attendance, some of the app’s most followed—and fashionable—creators were taking up space as well. Noah Beck and Lil Huddy went to Thom Browne; Tinx and Olivia Ponton were spotted at Staud; and Wisdom Kaye, TikTok’s best-dressed man, attended Coach, Proenza Schouler, and Peter Do. Kaye documented […]

‘Circular’ fashion: greenwashing myth, or attainable goal?

Circularity – a concept drawing on principles such as “designing out” waste and ensuring clothing can be remade again and again – is the buzzword at London fashion week. At Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, the designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi spliced together clashing rolls of floral fabric “that had been hanging around in the studio, left over from different seasons” and designed one entirely new look. The […]

THE RIGHT COLOURS TO WEAR FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

Colour can be a cruel mistress. Most of us know that we could stand to win a few style points by giving hues outside our comfort zone a go, but — like finding the right haircut for your face shape — selecting hues that work with your complexion is often easier said than done. With such a kaleidoscopic spectrum of shades on offer, it’s no wonder you’re probably scratching […]

Met Gala 2021: All the Red Carpet Looks

The Met Gala, referred to as the fashion world’s Oscar Night, usually falls on the first Monday of May. But after a year off because of the pandemic, the star-studded night returns on the second Monday of September in 2021 as an even more exclusive affair than before, and guests like co-chairs Gemma Chan, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Lorde turned looks on the red carpet. Last week, […]