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APRIL 2018

Fashion retailer Sambag closes shop after 22 years in business

Fashion brand Sambag, known for being worn by A-listers such as Elle Macpherson, is shutting down after 22 years in business.

How Shanghai Fashion Week Got Its Groove

SHANGHAI, China - Outside the Lafayette Arts and Design Centre, scores of young, stylish fashion enthusiasts patiently waited to enter Labelhood, the young designer showcase that has in just four seasons become the beating creative heart of Shanghai Fashion Week. They were wearing the featured designers' clothes (in their own distinctive ways) and buying Labelhood-branded T-shirts and stickers.

CULT BUY: The staple white shirt that will help save the lives of Australian women.

It's a fact most stylists and fashion experts agree on. Every woman needs a white shirt in their wardrobe. A statistic that's not so welcome? On average, four Australian women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer every day. That's about 1500 a year, and most of the time it's not identified in the advanced stages of the disease.

MARCH 2018

Albus Lumen wins the 2018 BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award

Albus Lumen's Marina Afonina took home the award last night. Sydney-based designer Marina Afonina, the talent behind Australian label Albus Lumen, has been announced as the 2018 winner of the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award. "I'm really blessed the way the company is growing, and I'm just happy to take those baby steps," Afonina told Vogue Australia of the win.

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