Here’s why body-shaming in the metaverse is inevitable
The metaverse has opened up a new world for fashion, but with it comes a difficult conversation about physically impossible beauty standards.
Michaela Stark’s new designs morph the body to alien extremes
The artist and designer discusses Stark Naked, an NSFW exhibition of new work in collaboration with Sølve Sundsbø in Paris.
What does the cut-out trend mean for body inclusivity?
From Stella McCartney to Saint Laurent, Supriya Lele to Balmain, cut-outs are here to stay, but how can the trend become more inclusive of all bodies?
What's with fashion's obsession with boobs right now?
A call for bodily emancipation or an erotically charged transgression? We flesh out one of SS22's boldest trends.
Shrill can't be the end of fat representation on TV
Not since 'My Mad Fat Diary' has a show captured the fat experience so well.
More muscle! Has womenswear finally embraced the six-pack?
Designers like Schiaparelli are increasingly subverting outdated gender norms and depicting strong women on the runway.
Designer Sinéad O'Dwyer is breaking down body norms
The young Irish designer is translating the radical impact of her RCA graduate work to new, more wearable contexts.
Drag Race needs a plus size winner
Across 11 years, 12 American seasons, five All Stars, one British, two Thai and a Canadian season, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race has never been a plus size queen.
Michaela Stark designs lingerie that celebrates the body in all its forms
The Australian artist’s handmade pieces and intimate self-portraits subvert traditional ideas of what's considered flattering.
Yulia Tsvetkova’s trial is a showdown for freedom of expression in Russia
The 27-year-old artist is facing six years in prison for distributing “pornographic material” online. We speak to members of the country’s feminist and LGBTQ+ creative communities about why what happens next is a watershed moment for Russia’s youth.
Jill Kortleve: "Excluding people? I just don’t get it"
The Fenty-approved model talks to Rihanna about bringing some much-needed body diversity to the runway.
A look back at a decade of body positivity
Since 2010, the body acceptance movement has gone from the fringes of discourse to the mainstream. Along the way it's also become a fashionable, even lucrative philosophy. Does that mean it's lost its radicalism?