Plenty of fashion-PR-spam floods my inbox as we transcend into a new wardrobe season, but this week one Look Book caught my eye. New kid on the block streetwear label, One Hundred, launched this week in Brisbane with the mantra that the humble t-shirt should become an individualistic canvas.
With all the endless parades of feminine frocks at this years’ Australian Fashion Week, we were bowled over by the wonderfully named Song For The Mute. Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty’s second menswear collection subtly breaks the rules of traditional tailoring to create brave new silhouettes. Raw, fragile shirting and delicate, draped fisherman style pants […]
It’s been a decade since I’d explored the nightlife of Sydney and boy have things changed. Sleek yuppie bars attracting a mainly corporate clientele are disappearing and in their place a new generation of ultra-creative nightspots have emerged. Dare I say, the Sydney landscape has started to take after what it’s sister city Melbourne has know for decades – delivering laid-back, dimly lit, lounge style spaces. One hot spot is the three level Sugarmill and Kit + Kaboodle in Kings Cross.
Now you never have to do the walk of shame again. The Other Side’s reversible jeans, presented recently at Australian Fashion Week, give you an instant costume change as the mood takes you. Designer Kassandra Scardino’s denim line is full of fresh takes on the traditional wardrobe staple. Friendly to both the environment and your […]
We love the satchel bags of German label George, Gina and Lucy spotted at Australian Fashion Week’s Emerge Showcase. Here, innovative use of wetsuit fabric (how very Aussie) contrasts wonderfully with what looks like an old-school private school tie used as piping. Hence it’s name: Sophomore Love. An unexpected mix, but we reckon expect to […]
If we believe the seedy world of Kings Cross as presented on current Australian TV hit Underbelly, you’d run a mile before considering laying your head to rest (unless six feet under by mafia lords) in the area. But the infamous nightlife strip has really cleaned up its act. In fact, as an ex-Sydney-sider who hasn’t revisited the locale in almost a decade, it’s almost unrecognisable. Enter the Diamant Hotel, perched side by side with the landmark neon Coca-Cola sign.
It’s always a struggle for emerging fashion labels to get their name and work out into the marketplace. Enter Face Fashion’s The Fashion Event, which was held on Wednesday and provided a platform for new Australian designers to showcase their latest (or even first) collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show featured work […]
It’s up to fashion to fly in the face of the convention of the world around us. In an era of downsizing, down-scaling and down-playing, the Illionaire parade at Australian Fashion Week protested that the only way is up. The mood was immediately set as the space transformed into a fibre optic light-show and the […]
If you spent your formative years in the library rather than the playground, fear not. The fashion world intends to reek havoc on your adolescent bullies by turning literary du jour. Models sported big black rimmed glasses (the kind of frames your mother would have insisted upon during visits to the optometrist) at UnNakeD at […]
It’s quite disturbing at the New Generation at Australian Fashion Week show as the designer comes out to take their final bow and more often than not looks younger than the fresh-faced models. The presentation of the new kids on the block is always packed to the rafters with fashionistas on the pilgrimage to find ‘the one to watch’. Pretty soon they could be mega-brands, and everyone wants the kudos of saying: ‘I remember being at their first show’. We’re still talking about Ksubi’s (then Tsubi) infamous debut onto the scene in which live rats were released onto the catwalk (yes, PETA was not impressed).
If the world is overtaken by the current Swine Flu, I’m not sure how comfortable I’d feel donning the same generic disposable white medical mask as everyone else. Make mine a patent black leather one, please, just like the ones the models wore on the catwalk during the Stand show at Australian Fashion Week.
As a borderline Gen X/Y, the word ‘cassette’ immediately conjures up memories of my first cass-single purchased for $2.95 of my hard-earned pocket money back in the Summer of 1987. Times have changed, but The Cassette Society delivered pure pop onto the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week with their That Heroine’s Electric collection. Hard-edge sportswear […]
Fashion really is a process of metamorphosis. First there were skinny jeans. Then super-skinny. Then leggings. Then ‘Meggings’ (leggings for men). Now we’re about to go one step further, if Artsu have anything to do with it. Male models strutted the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week in a kind of hybrid-jodhpur: skintight to the knee […]
Fashionistas were taken on a journey to a futuristic view of sustainable style at the first show of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. Friedrich Gray teamed up with MOMO Design to send models down the catwalk in sleek black scooter helmets. The collaboration reinforced the popularity of the fashionable and eco-conscious ‘two wheel movement’. Part Darth […]