Fashion, and more often fashion magazines, are frequently cited as sources of negative body image and insecurities among young — and not-so-young — women in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, among others. Fashion Bytes discussed the issue of runway models under the age of sixteen...

If it was an attempt to cast aside the identity politics arguments and instead focus on the idea that modern British (or any nationality, really) Muslim women should have more options to express their identities through clothing while maintaining their modesty, it failed. The snarky tone —...

But fashion critics frequently find themselves locked out of the party. Fashion magazines, as a rule, tend to promote, rather than analyse. There exists only one journal dedicated to fashion criticism that I am aware of, Address, for which Worn Through's own Ashley Palmer has written. Why...

Funding of fashion exhibits by the Houses being featured has already been discussed at length here at Worn Through, but it does seem to be a trend that Fashion Houses / designers such as Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy are taking a more active role in museums and the art world, and that as...

In February, with the departure of Raf Simons for Christian Dior and the return of Jil Sanders to her eponymous label, Fashion Bytes asked what the role of the designer was in a world where fashion now had to answer to stockbrokers as well as their clients . Worn Through has previously...

Mears' book and further studies of the beauty industry werediscussed at former Worn Through contributor Heather Vaughan's website in October. Editorials about the unhealthy weights of many models are not new. The topic came back into the spotlight in 2006 when 21 year-old Brazilian model...

Fashion Bytes has previously discussed Islamic women's dress on more than one occasion, whether discussing the French lawbanning the niqab, the convictions of women who wore it anyway, the banning of the Iranian women's soccer team from the olympics, the odd idea thatWestern dress...

After a discussion about interview clothing and my recent Fashion Byte on "dressing up", one of my very good friends forwarded an article to me from the Australian newspaper, The Age, from which I have stolen this week's title. The article is a commentary on the inappropriateness of many of...

Fashion Bytes recently examined the role of the designer, and this latest suggestion raises even more questions, such as how important is it that a designer brought in to revamp a line share the same aesthetic as the house's founder? Lagerfeld's style is completely different from Coco...

Fellow Worn Through Contributor, Arianna, forwarded a link to me a few weeks ago on the latest fashion trend to hit beaches in China: the face-kini. It seems that while the beach-goers are as keen as playing in the sand and catching the waves as any other visitor to the seashore around the...

 

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