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L’Oreal Paris Runway 7 at LMFF 2013

From L’Oreal Paris Runway 7 at the 2013 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Featuring designer labels Gorman, Jolet, Karen Walker, Kuwaii, Leonard St, Limedrop and Secret South. Full interview with Karen Walker coming soon. Listen to the show’s music playlist here. Photography by Andrew Gan

Designer Fashion Sale this weekend

Just because Boxing Day, Cyber Monday and Click Frenzy are behind us – for now – it doesn’t meant there aren’t bargains to be unearthed (and in a more civil, relaxed manner too). I’ve heard whispers of a good sale happening this weekend. I’m even selling some of my own

It’s a Rapp (scarf)

Eloise Rapp is one multi-talented lass. She’s been flitting around Sydney and Tokyo as a textile and graphic designer, WGSN forecaster, fashion week writer and an art director for underground clubs. Now she’s back to Melbourne (planted in a Collingwood worker’s cottage to be exact) to launch her debut collection

Artisans in Fashion

On Saturday 18th August from 11am to 4pm the Artisan Open Day around Melbourne will provide a rare glimpse into how fashion designers really work. Opening the doors to their mysterious studios tomorrow will be over a dozen creative spaces including those of Kuwaii, Gwendolynne, Richard Nylon, Henry Bucks, Captain of Industry

My Australian Fashion quest + the very best kind of Garage Sale!

Some people strive to wear all vintage fashion or all sustainable fashion. You may have heard Aleisha McCormack of The Circle and Love Local Fashion‘s bid to only wear Australian brands on air? It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a little while so… As of now I promise at least nine

Sneak peek: Kuwaii ‘Landscape’ Spring Summer 2012-13

Having recently returned from Hawaii, I blame familiarity with the label ‘Kuwaii‘ for my utter inability to spell the locale ‘Kauai’ the whole time I was there (thank you Google). The mai tais may not have helped either. Happily Kawaii designer Kirsty Barber made it up to me with a

Kuwaii opens their first store

Kuwaii designer Kristy Barber opened the label’s first boutique in the facade of her Brunswick studio this weekend. Currently housing her Summer ‘Cosmic Poetry’ collection of shoes and apparel, the store also stocks an edited selection of vintage jewellery hand-picked by the designer on her various travels. The store features

MSFW: Designer Series 4 ‘Senso Uniquo’

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011’s finale Designer Series show featured the idiosyncratic labels Above, Alistair Trung, Alpha60, Arnsdorf, Carly Hunter, From Britten, Kuwaii, Limedrop, S!X, and Trimapee. These are designers who can use fabric like paint, take liberties with traditional shapes and don’t reign in their imaginations when it comes to

Kuwaii A/W 2011 ‘In Spirit I was Always Here’

Kuwaii designer Kristy Barber’s ‘In Spirit I was Always Here’ touches on a dream-like state, creating a vision of wistfulness, fantasy and innocence. With beautifully crafted garments in an inspiring colour palette; this is one of my favourite collections this season. “I’ve always made things and ever since I can remember I

MSFW: Designer Series 1 (+ video)

Arnsdorf opened the Designer Series 1 runway at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2010. The designs possessed constrained volume and geometric construction with pastel colours and fractal patterns. Vibrant and fun short chiffon skirts, cropped jackets and puffy sleeved dresses were spotted. Also we witnessed stiff neoprene formed into cocoon-like silhouettes