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Thursday Sunday Autumn Winter 2011

With academic backgrounds in commerce and graphic design, setting up a fashion label might not seem like a natural career progression. However for Iris Cuaresma and Mara Tonetti, Thursday Sunday was the instinctive outlet for their creative inspiration and burgeoning passions. Perhaps because of their intuitive approach, Thursday Sunday has an organic look. Each piece in the collection feels like it has grown from the next; they sit together like trees in a forest.

Thursday Sunday Autumn Winter 2011

Their focus on natural fabrics and textures enhances this mood. That they source all their fibres locally adds further to an eco-consciousness as well as fuelling their creativity. ‘Locally sourced fabric is easily available. We can drive down, source our fabric and actually have it there in front of us to really get the feel of it,’ explains Mara.

Thursday Sunday Autumn Winter 2011

Thursday Sunday’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is the ultimate culmination of their ethos. In shades of oatmeal and chestnut with accents of burnt orange and plum jam, the range evokes all the colours of falling autumn leaves. Such warmth and comfort is reflected in their tailoring, which tends towards the soft rather than the severe, highlighting the shoulders and waist but not exaggerating them.

Thursday Sunday Autumn Winter 2011

Texture is the main focus with hand knitted wool jumpers (a favourite among the designer duo) evoking the label’s earthy feel. They’re perfect to snuggle up in, ready for winter hibernation. And it’s this love of texture and wool that will be leading the look for their next Spring/Summer range too. The summer knit – a challenge for the Australian climate – but I’m curious to see how they rise to it.

Thursday Sunday Autumn Winter 2011

Thursday Sunday’s current Fantastic Mr. Fox (via Wes Anderson) inspired collection is to be stocked at Lady Petrova and Design a Space Chapel St. Online store coming in 2011.

Wise words by Gail Appleby

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