About clare press

Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE's Sustainability Editor-at-Large.

In 2018, she was made Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative. She’s been a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution since 2014. She also sits on the University of New South Wales Art & Design Advisory Council and Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Advisory Board and is one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Content Experts.

A passionate advocate for ethical fashion, she is the industry’s go-to journalist on the subject, globally.

Clare is the author of three books. Her first was  The Dressing Table (Penguin, 2011), a collection of essays on style.

Her second, Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Wardrobe Crisis was published in the US in 2018. 

Clare's third book, Rise & Resist, How to change the world is about activism was published by Melbourne University Press in October 2018.

What else? She's a magazine junkie. A former Vogue features director, and Marie Claire fashion editor, Clare was also features director at the Australian edition of Sunday Style, where her “Fash Fwd” column reached 3 million readers weekly. For two years, she penned Daily Life’s popular Sustainable Style column.

She has been a columnist for InStyle, was The Monthly's first fashion critic and began her career as a senior writer at Rolling Stone. Over a career spanning nearly two decades, Clare’s byline has been everywhere including: VOGUE Italia, AnOther, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Fashionista, the Sydney Morning Herald and more. She has interviewed the likes of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, Yvon Chouinard, Katharine Hamnett and Pharrell.

Once upon a time, she ran a vintage store.

Portrait by Georgia Blackie

Portrait by Georgia Blackie