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This week Denmark House will declare the 23rd July ‘Cycle Chic Friday’! International blogger, film maker and photographer Mikael Colville-Andersen of and Cycle Chic will be the guest of honour. Join Mikael as he discusses how Melbourne can be inspired by Copenhagen’s bicycling lifestyle. Denmark House is encouraging guests

Win tickets to Design:Made:Trade

Design:Made:Trade is a large-scale trade event where Melburnians can get the scoop on the latest and greatest in designed objects and the designers themselves. You’ll find new internationally and locally designed furniture, lighting, homewares and objects of desire as well as jewellery and fashion to lust over and marvel at.

State of Design (for fashion lovers) 2010

Before Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2010 becomes the festival du jour there is another event for design fans to hit our fair city. Presenting my short & sweet guide to the top ten best things (for fashion lovers) about the State of Design festival for 2010. In no particular order;

Smooth as Cylk

Designer  Emily Nasr and brand manager Keshia Abeysekera are the brains and beauty behind cylk,  a label that predominantly produces garments in a seamless knit. They use a circular knitting technique to create their seamless and shaping underwear, as well as fashion outerwear pieces that are ideal for layering. Cylk

Blondes to Brunettes wants to give you lovely tresses…

Genevieve Kulesza is hair and beauty salon Blondes to Brunettes‘ latest fashion designer in residence. As part of Blondes to Brunette’s ‘Fashion Friendship’ with RMIT fashion design students, Genevieve has set up her Cirque du Soliel stylings in a head-turning window installation for the month of April. The designer is

Fashioning a Career in the Media

“Do  what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” is a saying that many would be familiar with. Have you ever wondered how those “living the dream” with a successful career doing what they love made it there in the first place? Prospect 360 provided some

Fashion Illustrator Angie Rehe a.k.a. Patsyfox

So you think you can draw? With fashion illustration courses popping up at Melbourne School of Fashion, RMIT and The Whitehouse Institute of Design, it seems like every fashion savvy lass and her dog wants to explore the artistic side of this coveted industry – but how easy is it?

Kachel Autumn Winter 2010 Preview

Now  in its third year, Kachel continues to live up to form of being a “go to” label for everyday wear that always possesses an element of something special. Designer Jana Kachel – another graduate of RMIT fashion – addresses the need for versatility with pieces that can transition from day to night. This

Have you met a ‘Friend of Mine’?

I  remember as a child dancing along to Prince as he sung “…so tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety nine!” and not having the slightest clue of what he meant. As years went on, his ‘futuristic’ vision came to fruition on 90’s dance floors; a new wave of

The Advent of Alabakov

Heading  into December and the countdown is on, not only for Christmas but for the release of Melbourne label, Alabakov’s latest range of clothing. As unique as its name, Alabakov has eschewed fashion’s tradition for bi-annual, seasonal collections, opting instead for a monthly showcase of pieces. With her innovative approach,