About clare press

Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast. Journalist, author and spreader-of-the-word about slow fashion, Clare is also Marie Claire Australia’s fashion editor-at-large, and Daily Life’s Sustainable Style columnist.

Her book 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, and will be published in the US and China in 2018. Her first, The Dressing Table (Penguin) was published in 2011 and is, according to Australian Vogue's editor-in-chief Edwina McCann, "a delight".

Clare spent five years as a Vogue features director, and at the Australian edition of Sunday Style her “Fash Fwd” column was reached 3 million readers weekly. She has interviewed the likes of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, Yvon Chouinard, Katharine Hamnett and Pharrell.

Clare has also been a columnist for InStyle, was The Monthly's first fashion critic and began her career as a senior writer at Rolling Stone. Her byline has been everywhere from Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Fashionista, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Times Magazine and more. She's been on the telly, radio and hosted panel discussions at Australian fashion week

Clare is a passionate advocate for responsible fashion, and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution. Once upon a time, she ran a vintage store. She loves beauty and creativity (and wine and cats) and hates waste, and polyester (unless its recyled).

Portrait by Georgia Blackie

Portrait by Georgia Blackie