In 2004, gossip columnists were in overdrive. On the international stage pop tart Britney Spears got married and divorced within days, Martha Stewart found herself serving time in ‘Camp Cupcake’ and Janet Jackson spawned the term ‘wardrobe malfunction’.
In the lead up to Australian Fashion Week’s autumn/winter show last year, the fashion industry was in disarray. With the October event being shifted from Melbourne to Sydney, more than a few grumbles could be heard from industry insiders and wealthy socialites, whose predictions of disaster were latched onto by the media.
For a woman who has spent years capturing the essence of history’s most intriguing female figures, photographer Alexia Sinclair insists she’s not a feminist. “I’m an equalist,” she says emphatically.
The Sydney-based jewellery designer talks about life in Los Angeles, working with Janet Jackson and Annie Lennox, the lure of Paddington, and her hopes for the future of her highly successful business.
She began her career in fashion as a young teen, so it’s little surprise this Australian icon knows everything there is to learn about the industry, and that she’s taking the world by storm with her own clothing labe.
The world-renowned photographer has come far since his beginnings experimenting with cameras in New Zealand. Here, he tells of his flexible life in Europe, his experience with celebrities, models and nudes, and how it is the art and expression of his work that keeps him so passionate about life through a lens.