Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large.
A passionate advocate for ethical fashion, she is Australia’s go-to journalist on the subject, and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution.
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 America in 2018.
Clare’s third book, Rise & Resist, How to change the world is 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 3 million readers weekly. Until recently, 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, her byline has been everywhere including: 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.