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 […]

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, […]

8 HAIRCUTS FOR BLACK MEN THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

Afro hair has a reputation for being unwilling to cooperate: more often than not it seems determined to do the exact opposite of what its owner wants. But, while obedience isn’t this hair type’s forte, there are plenty of excellent haircuts for black men to experiment with. That’s because, when treated right, afro hair can shape up sharp and has an unrivalled ability to hold shape well. […]

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT HAIRCUT FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE

Like your clothes, haircuts aren’t one-size-fits-all. But unlike your clothes, you can’t take a crap haircut off after a day of fielding abuse from your colleagues. Which is why—before going under the barber’s scissors—it’s worth knowing which styles best suit your face shape. After all, an extra inch here or a smattering of facial hair there can make all the difference. WHAT FACE SHAPE AM I? But […]

HOW TO GROW A MOUSTACHE YOUR DAD WOULD BE PROUD OF

It’s official, Tom Selleck fans, now is finally the time to put your stubble where your mouth is and try on the manliest face mask available: the moustache. While the grooming world has been happy to pay lip service to beards for over a decade, this season it’s the turn of nose curtains to have their moment. Which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive how to grow a […]