Marching across the world as the advance guard of the Covid-19 pandemic, the face mask should be left to the professionals, argues Edwin Heathcote.
Published in Crimes Against Design

Get a bitesize overview of the week’s headlines and events with Icon’s roundup.

Published in News

The humble hoodie may have begun as a functional garment, but it has come to reflect the socio-economic and racial divides in contemporary society.

Published in Opinion

Amber Butchart unpicks the detail of Marjan Pejoski's dress that Björk made infamous on the Oscars red carpet

Published in Icon of the Month

Winner of multiple emerging talent awards and described as a 'visionary' by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Grace Wales Bonner has big expectations to live up to

Published in Features

Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel, photographer, artist and designer, died in Paris.

Published in News

Pioneering fashion designer Hussein Chalayan sits down with Icon to discuss bodies, cultural influences and what can fashion learn from design

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:07

Fashioned From Nature

V&A, London

21 April 2018 - 27 January 2019

Published in Diary

Fashion has so far resisted the pull of digital technology, but now architects and designers are joining forces to revolutionise the industry’s way of working, says Debika Ray

Published in Features
Saturday, 01 April 2017 16:49

Obsession: The scarf

High fashion might represent the ultimate luxury for some of us, but the endless possibilities offered by an unstitched length of fabric is far more liberating, writes Debika Ray

Published in Comment
Friday, 17 March 2017 10:53

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
27 May — 18 February 2018

Published in Diary

The Met Fifth Avenue
4 May — 4 September 2017

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:33

Fashion after Fashion

Museum of Arts and Design, New York
27 April — 6 August 2017

Published in Diary
Monday, 20 February 2017 15:23

Margiela. The Hermès Years

Fashion Museum, Antwerp
31 March — 27 August

Published in Diary
Monday, 23 January 2017 17:13

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
4 February – 1 May 2017

Published in Diary
Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:02


Taipei’s JumpFromPaper captured the public imagination with its cartoon-like bags, but can the brand come up with something new fast enough?

Published in News
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:02

Manus x Machina at The Met

A show in New York juxtaposes the handmade and technologically fabricated, challenging the assumptions we make about each method, says Anja Wohlstrom

Published in Review
Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:44

Matter Matters

As bold geometric forms and vibrant colours take over consumer fashion, Flora Leung’s Hong Kong-based label is exactly on trend

Published in News
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:45

Mai Gidah

The London-based brand fuses eclectic motifs and technical craftsmanship to create a bold, colourful menswear collection

Published in News
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00


The Madrid fashion brand combines bright colours and graphics with clean cuts, writes Christie Bakker

Published in News
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