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Cafe Paris | Spring Summer 16 | YB J’aime


I could wax lyrical about the indefinable essence of ‘Parisian cool’ (it sits somewhere on the spectrum between ‘chic’ and a certain ‘je nais se quoi‘). It’s an element designer Yeojin Bae and her personal style icons for the ‘Cafe Paris’ season – Charlotte Rampling, Jane Birkin and Lou Doillon

First Look | Gorman | Summer 2014/15

Gorman Summer 2015

Is it just me or are Gorman going from strength to strength? I was delighted to see the new collection is just SO darn “summer”. I’ve already bookmarked pieces for the polo, the beach and other random adventures. Just can’t decide which part to like best: the amusing seagull and hot

Gabrielle Brown | Graduate Fashion Designer of 2014


RMIT graduate fashion designer Gabrielle Brown has been announced as 2014’s winner out of the dozen finalists in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s National Graduate Showcase supported by Target. Her collection ‘Kinesis’ juxtaposes grass-roots craftmanship like pin tucking and cording with the high-technology of 3D printed rubber. A collaboration

Hopeless lingerie ‘As Above, So Below’ 2013

Hopeless lingerie

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke The ridiculously talented designer Gabrielle Adamidis returns for Spring Summer 2013 with her latest Hopeless lingerie collection ‘As Above, So Below’. This time she has been inspired by what lurks in an octopus’

Lookbook | Gorman | Spring 2014

This Spring, Gorman is time travelling; clashing ancient history with the quasi-futuristic. The label pits ‘Hieroglyphics vs Holographics’. The latter is yet to be unveiled, but a seasonal preview shows the former as a ‘Gorman-ised‘ Egyptian sensibility. We find another clash at this point. This time it’s cultural, as dying techniques

Lookbook: Friend of Mine ‘Gypset’ Spring Summer 13-14

Friend of Mine SS 1314

A little while ago I took you behind the scenes of the lookbook and campaign shoot for Friend of Mine‘s new collection ‘Gypset’. Here’s the finished result! Starring model Valentina Sykes, the lookbook showcases nouveau hippie appeal, batik prints and the label’s typically short asymmetrical hemlines. It all leaves me

‘Liberty of Love’ Autumn Winter 2013 by Lui Hon

I recently interviewed designer Lui Hon in his Nicholas Building studio for Fashion One tv and was treated to a peek at his upcoming Spring range. I can’t show you that just yet – suffice to say his new love affair with fiery accent colour continues – but I can

Turning Japanese: Tokyu Hats by Ann Shoebridge

Milliner Ann Shoebridge returns with a brilliant trans-seasonal collection (rivalling her ‘Petit Fours’ collection; the one that initially made me fall in love with her hats). Titled ‘Tokyu'; the designs are colourfully shot by local photographer Jo Duck with complimenting Harajuku-influenced nail art by The Super Rad Nail Sisters. Obviously

Lookbook: Kuwaii ‘Regalia’ A/W 2013

With the impending arrival of Will and Kate’s progeny and Naomi Watts’ Princess Diana movie (both due in a few months) it’s probable gossip mag readers’ fascination with the monarchy will return with a vengence this year. Timely then that Kristy Barber’s latest Kuwaii collection ‘Regalia’ takes royalty as it’s starting point.

Tettmann.Doust Infinitum A/W 2013

I’m a secret nerd at heart. I plan nightime trips out to the country just to see the Milky Way, I love a good David Attenborough doco and am forever toying with the idea of setting up a blog/series that juxtaposes fashion with nature. So it’s lovely to find others