Patty Huntington

Patty Huntington is a Sydney-based journalist, producer and commentator with a special interest in fashion, design and pop culture.
Patty Huntington
Patty Huntington is a Sydney-based journalist, producer and commentator with a special interest in fashion, design and pop culture.

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Fashion’s difficult relationship with race: Gucci and Prada’s blackface faux pas just the tip of the iceberg

A slew of recent incidents, from ad campaigns to turtlenecks, show just how tone deaf designers and other industry bigwigs can be

9 Mar 2019 - 4:11AM
Fashion’s difficult relationship with race: Gucci and Prada’s blackface faux pas just the tip of the iceberg

A slew of recent incidents, from ad campaigns to turtlenecks, show just how tone deaf designers and other industry bigwigs can be

Melbourne shopping guide: where to find all the top brands during the city’s fashion festival

Melbourne Fashion Festival, which runs until March 10, will showcase the work of 147 fashion designers. Here’s our quick guide to international and local fashion, beauty, and homewares stores around the city.

5 Mar 2019 - 10:59AM
Melbourne shopping guide: where to find all the top brands during the city’s fashion festival

Melbourne Fashion Festival, which runs until March 10, will showcase the work of 147 fashion designers. Here’s our quick guide to international and local fashion, beauty, and homewares stores around the city.

How Hypebeast went from a sneaker blog to global streetwear force

Editor-in-chief Arby Li explains his role in the website’s rise and how joining the company was a very unpopular decision with his family.

21 Feb 2019 - 8:54PM
How Hypebeast went from a sneaker blog to global streetwear force

Editor-in-chief Arby Li explains his role in the website’s rise and how joining the company was a very unpopular decision with his family.

Opinion | When Anna Wintour slammed Margaret Court and Scott Morrison over LGBTQI rights, was she just trying to stay relevant?

Struggling fashion publications should commit to journalism over commercialism to keep serious readers on side

17 Feb 2019 - 10:39AM
When Anna Wintour slammed Margaret Court and Scott Morrison over LGBTQI rights, was she just trying to stay relevant?

Struggling fashion publications should commit to journalism over commercialism to keep serious readers on side

How plus-size models are challenging the shape of the fashion industry

After InStyle is accused of covering up curvy comedian Melissa McCarthy on its cover, and Cosmopolitan magazine is slammed for ‘normalising’ obesity, there is still a long way to go before plus-size women are recognised and represented by the industry

25 Jan 2019 - 5:39AM
How plus-size models are challenging the shape of the fashion industry

After InStyle is accused of covering up curvy comedian Melissa McCarthy on its cover, and Cosmopolitan magazine is slammed for ‘normalising’ obesity, there is still a long way to go before plus-size women are recognised and represented by the industry

2019 Golden Globes red carpet: Australian dress designers have eyes on the prize

Their A-list clients include Meghan Markle, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie and the Kardashians. From Ralph & Russo to Alex Perry, glamorous gowns by these designers will be seen on every awards season red carpet.

5 Jan 2019 - 5:51PM
2019 Golden Globes red carpet: Australian dress designers have eyes on the prize

Their A-list clients include Meghan Markle, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie and the Kardashians. From Ralph & Russo to Alex Perry, glamorous gowns by these designers will be seen on every awards season red carpet.

‘Without Australia, I couldn’t be who I am’: fashion designer Akira Isogawa on his 25-year journey

Japanese-Australian Akira Isogawa, for whom actress Cate Blanchett was an early advocate, runs his business himself, has no online store, and shows little outside Australia. His work is the subject of a new Sydney exhibition.

17 Dec 2018 - 10:31AM
‘Without Australia, I couldn’t be who I am’: fashion designer Akira Isogawa on his 25-year journey

Japanese-Australian Akira Isogawa, for whom actress Cate Blanchett was an early advocate, runs his business himself, has no online store, and shows little outside Australia. His work is the subject of a new Sydney exhibition.

Perth back on radar of luxury retailers with new mining boom in Western Australia forecast

City had a taste of luxury during last mining boom, and has seen money pour into new hotels and shopping centres; Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho’s daughter Laurinda Ho is among the investors to have opened upscale hotels.

7 Dec 2018 - 5:22PM
Perth back on radar of luxury retailers with new mining boom in Western Australia forecast

City had a taste of luxury during last mining boom, and has seen money pour into new hotels and shopping centres; Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho’s daughter Laurinda Ho is among the investors to have opened upscale hotels.

Balinese royal and influencer lists her favourite hotels, restaurants and shops on the island

Niece of the king of Denpasar and ex-wife of Australian Olympic swimmer Michael Klim gives her tips on Bali’s best spots, including the stunning Soori Bali hotel and Mama San restaurant.

17 Nov 2018 - 6:51PM
Balinese royal and influencer lists her favourite hotels, restaurants and shops on the island

Niece of the king of Denpasar and ex-wife of Australian Olympic swimmer Michael Klim gives her tips on Bali’s best spots, including the stunning Soori Bali hotel and Mama San restaurant.

Five of the best places to shop in Auckland for New Zealand fashion, jewellery, beauty products and homewares

New Zealand’s biggest city is booming, and so are its designer fashion and beauty boutiques –some of them destinations in themselves. With New Zealand Fashion Week under way, we’ve got the lowdown on five must-have shopping experiences.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Five of the best places to shop in Auckland for New Zealand fashion, jewellery, beauty products and homewares

New Zealand’s biggest city is booming, and so are its designer fashion and beauty boutiques –some of them destinations in themselves. With New Zealand Fashion Week under way, we’ve got the lowdown on five must-have shopping experiences.

New Zealand Fashion Week: five young local brands to watch from millennial designers shaking things up

Up-and-coming brands Georgia Alice, Wynn Hamlyn, Jarrad Godman, Rachel Mills and Ryan Turner are all run by young New Zealand-based designers who are looking to take the country, and the world, by storm.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
New Zealand Fashion Week: five young local brands to watch from millennial designers shaking things up

Up-and-coming brands Georgia Alice, Wynn Hamlyn, Jarrad Godman, Rachel Mills and Ryan Turner are all run by young New Zealand-based designers who are looking to take the country, and the world, by storm.

How laid-back Byron Bay is becoming Australia’s boutique fashion capital

Byron Bay, between Sydney and Brisbane, has long been a favourite with hippies and surfers, and now a new generation of fashion entrepreneurs are moving in, leaving behind the big cities and embracing beach town life.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
How laid-back Byron Bay is becoming Australia’s boutique fashion capital

Byron Bay, between Sydney and Brisbane, has long been a favourite with hippies and surfers, and now a new generation of fashion entrepreneurs are moving in, leaving behind the big cities and embracing beach town life.

Designer of must-have fashion brand from New Zealand, Maggie Marilyn, on her overnight success – from novice to Net-a-Porter

Within a year of graduating, New Zealander Maggie Hewitt’s fashion brand had gone global

12 Jul 2018 - 12:29PM
Designer of must-have fashion brand from New Zealand, Maggie Marilyn, on her overnight success – from novice to Net-a-Porter

Within a year of graduating, New Zealander Maggie Hewitt’s fashion brand had gone global

Why Kanye West, Virgil Abloh work with these Australian fashion creatives at top of global industry

From Kanye West to Virgil Abloh, the Australian stylists and creative leaders working with some of the top stars in fashion

4 Jul 2018 - 6:25PM
Why Kanye West, Virgil Abloh work with these Australian fashion creatives at top of global industry

From Kanye West to Virgil Abloh, the Australian stylists and creative leaders working with some of the top stars in fashion

Australian activewear: why Kanye West, the Kardashians and other influencers love it

Activewear is expected to outsell luxury fashion within two years, and Australian labels are expanding aggressively and gaining recognition around the world, impressing celebrities and influencers alike

28 Jun 2018 - 6:52PM
Australian activewear: why Kanye West, the Kardashians and other influencers love it

Activewear is expected to outsell luxury fashion within two years, and Australian labels are expanding aggressively and gaining recognition around the world, impressing celebrities and influencers alike

Five Australian swimwear brands to hit the beach in this summer

With 85 per cent of the population living within 50km of the coast, Australians are in the perfect position to gauge what is the coolest thing to wear over the summer. Here are some of their most influential swimwear designers today.

11 Jun 2018 - 12:35PM
Five Australian swimwear brands to hit the beach in this summer

With 85 per cent of the population living within 50km of the coast, Australians are in the perfect position to gauge what is the coolest thing to wear over the summer. Here are some of their most influential swimwear designers today.

Sydney Fashion Week: eight stylish shopping neighbourhoods in the city to check out

Australia’s biggest city is experiencing a retail renaissance, and as its fashion week gets under way, we survey the best places to shop there, from established Castlereagh Street to ultra-modern Barangaroo

13 May 2018 - 6:29PM
Sydney Fashion Week: eight stylish shopping neighbourhoods in the city to check out

Australia’s biggest city is experiencing a retail renaissance, and as its fashion week gets under way, we survey the best places to shop there, from established Castlereagh Street to ultra-modern Barangaroo

Australia fashion week 2018: five labels making their debuts on the catwalk

I.Am.Gia, Leo + Lin, Acler, Client Liaison and Chris Ran Lin will all make their catwalk debuts at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018, which begins this Sunday

10 May 2018 - 6:02AM
Australia fashion week 2018: five labels making their debuts on the catwalk

I.Am.Gia, Leo + Lin, Acler, Client Liaison and Chris Ran Lin will all make their catwalk debuts at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018, which begins this Sunday

Why Australia is a player in global sneaker market and how China is driving the sales boom

Independent retailers such as Sneakerboy and magazine Sneaker Freaker are contributing to Australia’s increasing relevance in the global sneaker business. Sales figures are also being boosted by big spending Chinese buyers

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Why Australia is a player in global sneaker market and how China is driving the sales boom

Independent retailers such as Sneakerboy and magazine Sneaker Freaker are contributing to Australia’s increasing relevance in the global sneaker business. Sales figures are also being boosted by big spending Chinese buyers

Asian Australians’ personalised leather accessories startup a huge hit, going from blog to business and making fashion models fans

The Daily Edited went from sideline to full-time occupation for two fashion-mad lawyers, racking up annual sales of US$24 million within four years and expanding to three continents. Customisation and limited runs are keys to its success

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Asian Australians’ personalised leather accessories startup a huge hit, going from blog to business and making fashion models fans

The Daily Edited went from sideline to full-time occupation for two fashion-mad lawyers, racking up annual sales of US$24 million within four years and expanding to three continents. Customisation and limited runs are keys to its success

The Chinese Australian architect who fashion retailers go to for his trendy and innovative designs

When it comes to fashion retail design, Sydney architect Kelvin Ho is on speed dial for many of the industry’s biggest names, having created interiors for some 300 boutiques that run the gamut of styles

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
The Chinese Australian architect who fashion retailers go to for his trendy and innovative designs

When it comes to fashion retail design, Sydney architect Kelvin Ho is on speed dial for many of the industry’s biggest names, having created interiors for some 300 boutiques that run the gamut of styles

Putting the #Straya back into Australian fashion – from koala corsages to bush gear, antipodean style is having a moment

‘Straya’, Australians’ mocking term for their country, is a cliché with cachet as Australiana comes back into vogue. Think trendy takes on the Akubra hat, kangaroo T-shirts, mullet haircuts, and that new Melania Trump scarf

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Putting the #Straya back into Australian fashion – from koala corsages to bush gear, antipodean style is having a moment

‘Straya’, Australians’ mocking term for their country, is a cliché with cachet as Australiana comes back into vogue. Think trendy takes on the Akubra hat, kangaroo T-shirts, mullet haircuts, and that new Melania Trump scarf

The story of Incu: how Hong Kong-born twins built a fashion empire in Australia

Brian and Vincent Wu created Incu in 2002 and now see annual turnover of over US$23 million. They talk about the business that inspired them and say that when it comes to making money, you can’t beat Hong Kong retailers

1 Mar 2018 - 7:06PM
The story of Incu: how Hong Kong-born twins built a fashion empire in Australia

Brian and Vincent Wu created Incu in 2002 and now see annual turnover of over US$23 million. They talk about the business that inspired them and say that when it comes to making money, you can’t beat Hong Kong retailers

Meet the pink-haired, Chinese Australian model taking the fashion industry by storm

Fernanda Ly has arrived on a wave of Asian models who are increasingly making their mark on Western fashion and beauty. With four, soon to be five, covers of Vogue under her belt, she is fast becoming an industry favourite

15 Feb 2018 - 2:52PM
Meet the pink-haired, Chinese Australian model taking the fashion industry by storm

Fernanda Ly has arrived on a wave of Asian models who are increasingly making their mark on Western fashion and beauty. With four, soon to be five, covers of Vogue under her belt, she is fast becoming an industry favourite

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