Gorgeous, delicate and feminine are the words that spring to mind when you first land your eyes on Australian fashion designer Binny’s 2012/13 Spring Summer collection. Inspired by friends and their stories; Sunday at the Polo; long lunches in the sun; and Sicilian ceramics in warm kitchen light, the collection is created from embroideries, lace […]
Gorman is an Aussie label that I’ve recently discovered. I’d just exited the big Myer store in the city, dazed and confused by all the mad and bright patterns, and passing through the GPO building when a pair of lovely socks caught my eye in the Gorman store. The colours are fresh and the designs […]
The new Zanerobe collection, Rebels at Dawn, has officially launched, and we’re digging this simple visual Style Guide for How To Wear their Sureshot, Slingshot and Munk Trunks. Not surprisingly, these pants are flying at the moment. Literally.
Our friends at Australian fashion label Zanerobe have just launched their latest collection, Rebels at Dawn, featuring knits and jackets inspired by their love of design, music and art – the radicals and rebels of the world. We love the look of this this new style, which is clean and modern, funky and fun.
This is Australian fashion designer Emma Mulholland’s second collection ever (if you count her graduation show) and she has pulled it together like a pro. The colourful collection makes strong references to surf culture and throws in touches of rave, tribal and psychedelic influences.
We’re buzzed about a few items in particular in the latest range from our friends at aspirational street-wear label, ZANEROBE, who we’ve been fans of since we launched Lost At E Minor back in 2005. Our faves at the moment include the Chuck Navy shorts, with rolled cuff; the Curtis Brown Sunnies, ‘with full rim metal detail in a round vintage frame'; and the Acapulco Navy Tee, with twisted side seams. Stocking fillers? Hell yeah. We’ll take them all for Christmas. ZANEROBE is hanging in the cream of stores, including Australia’s David Jones, Japan’s Barneys, the USA’s Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks. Or just get into it online.
I think it’s pretty obvious that we have one serious We Are Handsome addiction here at This Island Life Headquarters. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, they have gone and added mini-dresses and leggings in alongside their signature one-pieces and string bikinis.
The artist known as Suyo, who is also the creator of the DreamPushers network, now has his designs available through the new Suyo Clothing Company. Think street art meets fashion meets controversy with an Australian twist. In his own words: ‘I don’t care whether you love or hate my art, as long as it is one or the other’.
Di$count is a strange Australian blog that is a mixture of culture and lifestyle and a fashion line that repurposes old clothes to mix and match fashions by time period and ideology.
Australian footwear label THE HORSE was founded upon an ethical vision of highest quality Italian leather for the fashioned gentleman, the discerning lady, and the recalcitrant youngster. Even better, they’re offering you 10 percent off until the end of September with the promo code ‘kareena’.
What to wear to my openings is always a difficult one. Should I dress-up or wear the paint stained clothing worn producing the work? This time my problem was solved quickly as I discovered the perfect dress from A Name Is A Label. Their pieces have a sculptural appearance, constructed predominantly from second-hand clothing. The […]
I heard the impressive girls behind the Newcastle art and fashion label, High Tea with Mrs Woo, talk last night. Man, they are an awesome team. These three sisters have been making beautiful, hand-sewn fashion for the past ten years: a labour of love, inspired by their environment, their love of their craft and materials, and their own unique sense of aesthetic. I walked away from their talk — organised by Renew Newcastle — inspired by the beautiful work they create each day.
This new t shirt from Australian label Das Monk was designed by Tim Laing, an illustrator working in South-East England who is currently illustrating a trilogy of novels by John Le Carre for The Folio Society.
With beachfront houses, bath tubs overflowing with beer, old-school cruiser bikes, late night skinny dips, spring breaks in Mexico and hot Californian surfer boys, Del Playa Drive sounds like more of a lifestyle than a street. Meaning ‘the ocean’ in Spanish, Del Playa Drive is a one-mile strip in Santa Barbara and the inspiration behind hot new label, Del Playa Drive.