Nadia Bartel on moving past controversy and the future of fashion

Nadia Bartel on moving past controversy and the future of fashion

After a year in the headlines,Nadia Bartel is letting her label Henne steal the spotlight. Call her what you like:Bartel is rather select about whom she listens to – now.

  • byDamien Woolnough

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Don’t call it heroin chic. The return of the ’90s beauty trend

Don’t call it heroin chic. The return of the ’90s beauty trend

With limp hair,hollow eyes and a glossy sheen,models at Fashion Week looked as though they’d time travelled from 1997 – with one exception.

  • byDamien Woolnough
Iconic Australian fashion label accused of rip-off designs

Iconic Australian fashion label accused of rip-off designs

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but not when it comes to the cut-throat fashion industry

  • byLucy Manly
What happens off the catwalk makes Australian Fashion Week unique

What happens off the catwalk makes Australian Fashion Week unique

Shows at Redfern’s Carriageworks and across the city drew a diverse collection of Sydney’s social “tribes”.

  • byAndrew Hornery
Coachella and Burning Man come to the Australian runway

Coachella and Burning Man come to the Australian runway

The competition for attention from new designers saw technicolour costumes and exaggerated hoop skirts at Australian Fashion Week’s final shows,but quiet achievers cut through the noise.

  • byDamien Woolnough
Powerhouse criticised as popular exhibition ousted to make way for fashion show

Powerhouse criticised as popular exhibition ousted to make way for fashion show

Arts minister Ben Franklin has defended the Powerhouse Museum’s partnering of a runway show for emerging designer Jordan Gogos.

  • byLinda Morris
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Making room for every shape,size and ability on the runway

Making room for every shape,size and ability on the runway

Issues of inclusion for size and race are trying to change Australia’s fashion industry one model at a time.

  • byDamien Woolnough
My body was once a source of shame. Today,it made history
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My body was once a source of shame. Today,it made history

I’ve spent half my life working as a model and far too many years equating my self-worth to a number on the scales.

  • byRobyn Lawley
Return of the mini-skirt:Old trends are new again and again

Return of the mini-skirt:Old trends are new again and again

Midriffs,bare backs,boxy jackets and mini-skirts have all made a return to the runway as designers look to commercial hits for inspiration.

  • byDamien Woolnough
A ‘ladylike’ rebrand? The anatomy of feminine dressing

A ‘ladylike’ rebrand? The anatomy of feminine dressing

In a nod to ladies who lunch,the pendulum has swung from non-binary fashions to the ultra-feminine on the runway at shows from Michael Lo Sordo,Oroton and Matteau.

  • byDamien Woolnough
At Australian Fashion Week,‘chill’ is the look of the season

At Australian Fashion Week,‘chill’ is the look of the season

The best shows opted for joy over fuss to kick off day one of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week.

  • byDamien Woolnough