About clare press

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

She also writes  Daily Life’s Sustainable Style column and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution.

The rest of the time, she writes books. Her first was  The Dressing Table (Penguin, 2011), a collection of essays on style.

Her second is Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), which 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. 

Clare is currently writing her third book. It's about activism and will be 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 3million readers weekly. 

She's 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, her byline has been everywhere including: AnOther, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Fashionista, the Sydney Morning Herald and more. She's interviewed the likes of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, Yvon Chouinard, Katharine Hamnett and Pharrell.

Clare is a passionate advocate for responsible fashion, and often talks on the telly, radio, and at panel discussions on this very subject. 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