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By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 13 minutes Generation Z would call me a Generation X cisgender female (she/her), and they are correct. My dresses are classic; my skirts and pants: tailored. But as none of my clothing has a handy receptacle for holding stuff sewn into its...

By Hayley White Reading time: 11 minutes When I was a young girl, my aunty lived in Shanghai, southern China. When she came home to New Zealand to visit, she brought me back a beautiful red dress called a cheongsam. It was and continues to be, the...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 15 minutes “Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” - Chuang Tse. Teresa Peters was born into a giant household of hippy...

By Hayley White Reading time: 10 minutes From the Chinese kimono to the Indian bindi, every culture has a traditional dress framed around their identity. As the world becomes more multicultural, commercialised fashion has attempted to imitate the costumes of certain cultures by creating similar styles designed...

By Hayley White Reading time: 13 minutes There’s been a lot of speculation on corsets making a comeback in 2021. More and more people are seen wearing them as part of their everyday wardrobe, and fashion brands have started creating corset-like tops and blazers. Thanks to various...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 8 minutes Each year, on 6 February, Aotearoa/New Zealand celebrates Waitangi Day. A growing number of new migrants are actively participating in how our country celebrates, commemorates and congregates on this national day; a day that’s also an opportunity to learn more...

By Hayley White Reading time: 10 minutes In the last decade, the fashion industry has arguably become one of the worst industries in the world for environmental abuse, and it’s no wonder. It contributes 10% of all CO2 emissions worldwide per year (that’s four to five billion...