Fashion

Banish the black wardrobe

It’s the go-to shade for most working women. But is it holding you back?

11-year-old boy fronts womenswear ad

Son of Acne creative director models ladieswear for "open-minded" campaign - and says walking in high heels was the biggest challenge.

Best & worst dressed celebrities

Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger are white hot, Emma Watson turns drab to fab, and one actress makes Maria von Trapp's sewing skills look positively couture.

Gaga for Kiwi designer

Christchurch designer's “dreams were leaking into reality” when she spotted Lady Gaga wearing one of her collars in a fashion shoot.

Nothing ruffles Tory Burch

The fuss-free American designer is arguably the coolest billionaire in the world.

The onesie to save lives

It's not furry, doesn't cover every inch of skin from wrists to ankles and could proudly be worn in public.

Old cloths become trendy aprons

Barbara Gilchrist created quirky vintage aprons out of recycled tablecloths and tea towels with her apron business, Inapinny.

Costumes all Cyrus, not serious

We thought she'd be left field, not dressed like Xena: Warrior Princess on acid.

Best & worst dressed: The VMAs

Chrissy wears the naked dress to end all naked dresses, Kim goes camo, and Miley bares pretty much everything.

Cyrus in barely there silver straps at VMAs

Miley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Talented designers put to the test

It was a challenging time for the judges in this year's Bernina Northland Fashion Awards.

New threads for village staff

New Zealand fashion designer Annah Stretton has designed a new range of uniforms for retirement village staff.

'Our kids are more alike than different'

US fashion retailer Gap's newest runway star is 9-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

NZFW: Best & worst dressed

The looks that dropped jaws at New Zealand Fashion Week - for better or for worse.

A is for air kiss

From Andrea Moore to Zambesi: The A-Z of Fashion Week.

Yeezy shoes on sale for $1200

A pair of Yeezy Boost 350s are for sale for a cool $1200 - four times the retail price.

Kiwi fashion pioneer dies

The man who joyfully brought hot pants and flares to a generation of fashion-hungry New Zealanders has died.

Huntly hoodies grace catwalk

This season's fashion is all about a proud little coal-mining town called Huntly.

What's in a (brand) name?

Ever wondered where the name Topshop came from? Here's the answer.

Bigger boys respected

Hika Elliot says he fully supports men with fuller figures taking to the catwalk.

A Time and a Place: Backstage at NZ Fashion Week

Backstage at NZ Fashion week, Kharl-William Wirepa cuts through the chaos.

NZ Fashion Week: Day three

A rugby player struck a blow for plus-size models, there was a runway bride - and the world’s first incontinence lingerie collection hit the catwalk.

Sean Kelly's risque runway show

Kiwi designer's Sean Kelly's show has got racier and racier.

Best & worst dressed celebrities

Emily gets her Grecian goddess on, Jen-An branches out into LBJs, and Sharon Stone raids a 5-year-old's dressing-up box.

ABs show off abs on catwalk

Some of rugby's most famous faces take over the runway in their undies at NZ Fashion Week.

Rafa's racy round of strip tennis

What better way to promote your new undies campaign than by ditching your clothes? But sorry ladies, the trousers stayed on.

Teen told she's too big to model

She's classed as underweight on the BMI scale. But yet this 19-year-old is rejected by clients due to her "big butt and wide hips".

Runways get rock'n'roll touch

Day two of NZ Fashion Week featured skimpy lingerie, celebrity grooms, confetti cannons and, believe it or not, models stage diving.

Bachelor to wedding show model

Art Green gets his Zoolander on at New Zealand Fashion Week wedding show - but where was girlfriend Matilda?

Man's week dressed as Prince George

The knee-high socks. The embroidered shirts. The little woollen vests. This guy wore 'em all - and out in public.

Chch models 'faces of talent' at Fashion Week

Two Christchurch models and a make-up artist voted NZ Fashion Week's "hot new talent".

Fashion Week: Day one

The fashion highs and lows, the pieces you should buy, and the best guests (clue: our favourite this day wasn't even human).

Tasteless Caitlyn costume for sale

One company claims rip-off of Jenner's Vanity Fair cover is a "celebration", but the reaction is overwhelmingly negative.

Prada in trouble for magazine fail

Luxury label ruffles some feathers by letting two titles unknowingly use the same dress on their prestigious September covers.

Seal wows fashion crowd

An unexpected guest made a major fashion faux pas by wearing fur to day one of New Zealand Fashion Week. 

A wet start to Fashion Week

The front row was awash with umbrellas as Auckland drizzled all over the first show's parade.

Kate Sylvester's life in food

The top Kiwi designer reveals her guilty pleasures, weirdest meals and most embarrassing cooking moment.

Bob's not your uncle

Self-expression informs the work of one of New Zealand's most influential contemporary jewellers, Lisa Walker.

Fashion Week starts with a farewell

New Zealand Fashion Week opened with a goodbye to the event's managing director Dame Pieter Stewart.

Vogue US want front row seats

 Rotorua fashion designer Kharl WiRepa was shocked and happy with email from Vogue US.

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