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MSFW: French Fashion Illustrations

Jacques Heim was a Parisian designer active from the 1930’s to 60’s and was also one-time president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. That was until he controversially broke with regulation and released collection photographs early (sparking the race-to-first media riot we still have in the industry today). His

Couture Inq

As the clouds come rolling in and thunder crackles over Melbourne right now I feel as if the below photographs are reflecting a mood. Alym Usuf is a new Melbourne fashion and jewellery designer with an eye for couture. His label Couture Inq has just completed its first campaign and

Mathieu Salem Couture Studio Opening

While it may not have been a big move (just down the the street) the opening of Mathieu Salem‘s latest studio boutique certainly heralded a shift in consciousness for the couture label. Not only was it the designer’s birthday but – as he ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the new space

Fashion Editorial: Night After

For the happiest life, rigorously plan your days, leave your nights open to chance – M. McLaughlin. So here’s to tonight… Photography – S De Varax Makeup and hair – Sarah Baxter Model – Courtenay at Maverick Designs – Claudia Savage, Becky Chua & Joolz If you would like to

Pamela Usanto Debuts

The lilting strains of a trio of strings heralded Pamela Usanto‘s debut as a designer last night. Her first collection entitled Lumière (“light” in French) was presented in a palette of  nude, ivory, white and blush tones with the only pattern courtesy a restrained paisley, bow print and adorable polka dots. It’s rare

Fashion Editorial: Temptress Lost

“I  don’t  want  to  be  a  silly  temptress.  I  cannot  see  any  sense  in   getting  dressed  up  and  doing  nothing  but  tempting  men  in  pictures.”  –   Greta  Garbo. Photographer – Daniel Archer / Model – Sage from Giant Management / Stylist – Jam Baylon / Make Up –

Catwalk Theatre

Are we suffering catwalk fatigue yet? It seems every nook and cranny (even nightclubs for better or worse) in the city has played host to at least one runway fashion parade. This over-abundance of shows means a fashion-savvy audience is hungry for a little extra from our shows, something offbeat.

Bespoke Millinery by Alexis Belcher & Michelle Czech

I’m noticing hats are back in a big way. Many of us have thought that the old traditions and the craft of millinery was soon to be extinct but it seems that a new generation (my generation, in fact) are starting to embrace headwear again. I sense a renewed interest

Dress of your Dreams

Every once in a while, a fashion show comes along that literally moves people. Dress of your Dreams is a bridal themed show that showcases the best that Melbourne designers have to offer. It began with the glamorous and traditionally inspired creations from Aldo Terlato who is renowned for dressing

Sleep Couture Launch

Pyjama  label Sleep Couture launched in Australia last week intending to invade the beds of those who prefer not to sleep naked. They have playfully tapped into this season’s safari trend with a range of jungle-esque prints in zebra and giraffe styles. There is even a little cow-print, fur seal