Style Melbourne


READ THIS FIRST: A Happy Birthday & A Goodbye!

Sarah Willcocks, formerly of StyleMelbourne, wearing Alfred Alberta lace crown, Incyda dress & Anna Davern earrings from Alice Euphemia

It’s StyleMelbourne’s 7th Birthday today…and also its last. Time to break out the cake and Champagne for this dual occasion. I’m excited and, of course, a little bit wistful about it. The evolution of StyleMelbourne will be revealed very soon. Stay tuned to Instagram for the big reveal. While the new

Introducing: Jacinta James

Since graduating from RMIT’s prestigious fashion program Jacinta Demetriou has spent time in Paris learning couture techniques from creatives at Jean Paul Gaultier, Madame Gres, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and Nina Ricci as well as acting as a creative liason for Rick Owens. Now, she launches the debut collection for her own

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

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

“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

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