Lover The Label

Kira Heuer Reader Find

By Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Wednesday 12 November 2008

Tarot cards, folk music, Charles Manson, ballet, freaks and geeks, and Patty Hearst can all take responsibility for being some of the inspiration’s behind the Australian fashion label, Lover. It’s all too clever and witty to ignore. Each collection adheres to a specific narrative and a central character.

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Claude Maus

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in New Fashion on Wednesday 29 October 2008

If on a picture perfect summer’s day, you find yourself wishing for a blizzard, something is wrong. Very wrong. But don’t panic, this weather preference has nothing to do with hatin’ on sunshine, and everything to do with an infamous leather bomber jacket from Claude Maus. It’ll have you hooked with its luxurious soft leather, stitched front paneling, Italian wool lining and the very necessary detachable hood. If you’re somewhere cold, then chances are you’re nowhere near this Australian-based label. So if you’re looking for a push in the purchase direction, it’ll be pleasing to know that the Aussie dollar ain’t doing too good. Gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘investment piece’, doesn’t it?

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Hussy’s Exotic Escape

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Monday 27 October 2008

The Hussy Summer 2009 Exotic Escape collection is up for viewing. I quite like the leather Zanzibar sandals for a stylish casual look that’s slightly sophisticated. While there are a few nice dresses in the new line, I much prefer the accessories and clutches. That’s partially why the rest of the globe has come to […]

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Peta Pledger — vintage inspired goddess

Jo Spurling Reader Find

By Jo Spurling in New Fashion on Tuesday 9 September 2008

Creating modern-vintage inspired by 1950s Australian housewives and rock’n’roll style pin-up glamour, Peta Pledger has been producing one-off, made-to-measure or small-run garments and accessories since 2003. Her love affair with the sewing machine began in 1988 when — like many lovely ladies — she couldn’t find any clothing that flattered her figure.

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Gfunk&Batz soccer tees

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Fashion on Monday 25 August 2008

The new Melbourne-based football themed t-shirt collection — GFUNK&BATZ — is a lot of fun. Driven by the designers’ passion for the game, the shirts will have you leaping around like Kewell or Beckham (if that’s what you want) in no time.

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