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Debut 2011

From a line-up that included newcomers like Coelho, Sonya Kraan, The Corset Queen, Vinyl Cuts jewellery, Stella Blanche and more the winners of Debut at Fashion Exposed 2011 have been announced. Melbourne fashion designer Catherine Leon took out the top prize for apparel while W.A. jewellery designer Cynthia Ellis’ label

Lookbook: ‘Sound of the Nazca Desert’ Catherine Leon High Summer 11/12

I first shared the very wearable work of new designer Catherine Leon with you earlier in the year as she made her design debut for Autumn Winter. Now Catherine makes a ‘Debut’ of a different kind at the upcoming Fashion Exposed. For High Summer unique prints and gently tailored shapes

Lookbook: ‘The Treasure Chest’ Coelho S/S 11/12

Shalini Coelho‘s debut collection entitled ‘The Treasure Chest’ is a gilded range of versatile pieces intended to travel fluidly from officewear to an outfit suited to after 5 (or as I prefer to call it “martini-o-clock”). Below, the budding Melbourne designer shares the Coelho story so far… Can you tell

Premiere well…premieres

Premiere – an industry only tradeshow for premium brands and labels – arrives in Melbourne for the very first time featuring local and international brands like Arabella Ramsay, Cylk, Nicolangela, Alex Perry, model Gail Elliott’s Little Joe Woman, Project D, Hunter and a whole lot of premium denim labels like

Debut at Fashion Exposed 2011 *updated

Fashion Exposed returns to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre (2 Clarendon Street, Southbank) in 2011 from Sunday 28th to Tuesday 30th August. StyleMelbourne is happy to announced that we are a media partner for Debut – an emerging Australian designer competition as part of the industry-only event. Twelve womenswear and accessories designers have

Avant Garde gallery at Fashion Exposed

Australian and New Zealand fashion designers can let their uber-artistic selves run wild when creating for the Avant Garde Gallery at Fashion Exposed. This year’s winner Anna Blease, is just the tip of a kooky, unexpected, eccentric, stunning and drop dead gorgeous iceberg of design. Entrants were Ellie Meyer, Priscilla McClintock, Amber Hills, Anna

Parlez vous francais?…

…It probably would have helped this past weekend as, little did you know, but the French invaded Melbourne! A Gallic contingent showed of their urban designs at a dedicated Fashion Exposed catwalk show. Labels invited down under included Little Marcel, Akelakey, Cannisse, Charlie Joe, One Step, Eroik, Feiyue and jewellery

Debut at Fashion Exposed

Debut honoured fledgling Australian fashion labels at Fashion Exposed this past weekend. Contenders in the apparel category included Electric Sugar, Felix & Mabel, Janin, Leanne Lim, Mac n’ Fleur and Undral. Designer Geoffrey Haining won out with his distopian Francz label. Judges described the collection as being suited to “a

Made in Donald

What is it they say about adversity breeding creativity? Who would have thought a rather individualistic fashion label could blossom from a small country town in central Victoria. One town where regular bingo, Tai Chi and clay bird shooting are the highlights on the social events calendar. Nadia Pearse is

Becoming Bento

Do we need another designer  label which focuses on essential/luxury pieces? Which gives to charity, favours fair trade, natural fabrics and working with local businesses where possible? Who strives for quality over quantity? YES! Samantha Hardman is one such fashion recruit. Throwing in a lucrative banking gig (hello, instant advantage) to