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Lookbook: Neo Dia ‘Stoic Stratum’ Autumn Winter 2012

Neo Dia Stoic Stratum

Today let’s catch up with Neo Dia designers Gavin and Becky to learn more about their Rooney-Mara-worthy ‘Stoic Stratum’ A/W collection; For this collection you seem to be experimenting with materials (is that mohair and latex I spy?) that you haven’t included in a collection before. Have you had to

Lookbook: ‘Whimsical Romance’ by Lydra

Just a little dreaminess for you today, now that the chillier season is descending upon us. Melbourne upcycled bag label Lydra presents their ‘Whimsical Romance’ collection within the breezy, nostalgia-tinged shoot below. Designer Linda Vydra tells me this season she is focussing on “florals, Japanese prints and geometric shapes.” I can’t

Lookbook: Chip Chop! Nordic but Nice A/W

Chip Chop – the label based on genius, quirky slogans that prove a sense of humour is the best fashion accessory – is back for A/W 2012 with a suitably wintry collection entitled ‘Nordic but Nice’. Designer Hannah Chipkin kindly took the time for a Q&A on Lykke Li, Ikea

Lookbook: Megan Park Winter 2012

The colour palette for Megan Park’s Winter 2012 collection is decidedly moody; all smoky quart, moonlight, grape, jet black punctuated with saffron. It’s a good foundation for more adventurous prints than the label is accustomed to. Moving away from screen printing by hand, this season prints are digital derived from scans

Kathryn Beker Autumn Winter 2012 ‘Eros & Thanatos’ collection: Lookbook

Combine the symbolist paintings of Gustav Klimt with effusive blooms from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens and a dash of Freudian pop psychology. You’d be lucky to end up with Kathryn Beker‘s Autumn Winter collection. Herself an artist, Beker drew on Klimt’s works for the latest range with the Grecian title

Lookbook: Bellechasse A/W 2012

Presenting Melbourne lingerie label Bellechasse’s 2012 Autumn Winter collection. Photographer – Peter Coulson Model – Teisha Lowry @ Chadwick Models Make-up Artist – Alexandria Welsh Hair Stylist – Luciana Rose Label – Bellechasse

Lookbook: Lui Hon ‘Whispering Roots’ A/W 2012

I had been meaning to share this collection by Lui Hon with you many months ago when it first graced my inbox. Amid springtime frivolities it seemed premature to be speaking of the upcoming Autumn Winter season. Now the chill seems no less distant, but the images have been calling

Shopbop ♥ Australia

Shopbop recently rallied our Aussie style troops – photographer Benny Horne, guest editor Zanita Morgan and Melbourne born model Bambi Norwood-Blythe – to create a lookbook dedicated to fresh Australian fashion. This from an online shopping destination that recognises Melbourne born, bred or based labels like Friend of Mine, Kirrily

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