Category: All I’ve Seen

O A K L E Y – A C T I V E W E A R

Popular sunglass label Oakley has introduced their new range of women’s activewear products. We often know how difficult it can be trying to stay active during the cold winter months, as well as staying warm whilst looking good. The new Oakley activewear range contains an O Hydrolix technology, which cleverly keeps you both warm and dry. The range offers comfortable workout garments that not only look good but offer you the support, comfort and style that is paramount when purchasing workout wear.

  • The Oakley Continuity Bra, with mesh knit panels create a breathable fit, and is perfect for low-impact activities like pilates, yoga and walking.
  • The Activation 2.0 long sleeve shirt is made of a stretchy fabric that moves with you, making you feel motivated and comfortable enough to tackle those 5am boot camp sessions.
  • The Oakley Work It Out capris offer reflective panels which are perfect for pre-dawn or after-dark workouts. It’s hidden pocket is perfect for storing those small essentials.

The Holbrook Ruby Iridium shades, will protect your eyes from the rising sun and the chilly morning air, offering you a pop of colour to your Oakley activewear ensemble.

For the complete range, head to Oakley online to find out more.

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N C – E Y E

Introducing Nick Campbell Eyewear. Currently in it’s second collection, this eye-wear brand is already a favourite amongst the cool kids of the blogoshpere. With big names like Zanita Morgan, Samara Weaving, Jessie Bush, Margaret Zhang, Sara Donaldson and Carmen Hamilton all rocking these trendy shades.

Nick Campbell‘s uber cool namesake label has been making serious waves in the industry since its beginning in 2012. The label displays a balance between creating unique aesthetics whilst retaining wearability. Nick Campbell’s designs are striking but not obnoxious and are always inherently cool.

The latest collection is a trans-seasonal, unisex collection of modern classics. Campbell mixes bold, retro inspired, acetate frames in black, tortoise, smoke, oyster, butterscotch and cookies & cream with round chrome and brushed metal frames and new shaped aviators with a 60’s Steampunk vibe.

All Nick Campbell Eyewear is handmade and are backed by a lifetime guarantee. You won’t see any garish branding on the arms of Nick’s sunnies either; it runs counter to his philosophy that the frames should speak for themselves.

S T R I N G E R

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C H L O E

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L O R E N Z O

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C A B I N & C O V E

Cabin & Cove are the destination for home and wardrobe staples. Run by partners Daniel and Kristen, the couple are driven by their vision to fuse coastal cool with leather and suede essentials resulting in easy and relaxed pieces.

Affordable luxury and timeless-yet-on-trend clothing and accessories is not a common union, yet Cabin & Cove delivers exactly this. They retail a base range of leather goods with regular fresh injections of new clothing and accessories. Featuring mainly on subtle lamb leather or grainy cow-hide leather, the Cabin & Cove stores offers a selection of skirts, shorts, sandals and clutches to delicate lace bras with every piece signed with a touch of Cabin and Cove cool. Kristen’s penchant for leopard lives through Cabin & Cove, aside from leather staples, the online store offers a selection of key leopard print pieces for a dash of panache.

Available from Cabin & Cove also is an endearing range of shoes and separates for kids, the ever growing ‘Mini’ range features leopard print lace ups and metallic booties. Also catering to the house proud, Cabin & Cove also have a selection of contemporary flourishes for the home, their ‘Home’ range unearths a selection of concrete plant pots and handmade macramé hangers to bring the outside in.

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S A B A

SABA has always been a brand consistently driven by the community and environment that surrounds them. Their recent ambassador campaign #SABAStyled celebrates all things ranging from art, architecture, music, dance and nature. Thereby giving a voice to the people that inspire their iconic brand. The creative leaders, doers and the makers.

The product of this campaign is a range of beautiful and intimate black and white portraits of creative people that are leaders in their profession. The SABA Style ambassadors highlight how beautifully diverse and remarkable the brand’s audience is and aims to highlight how SABA provides their customers with relevant, beautifully designed, confident garments that allow them to focus on doing what they do best.

For the campaign SABA has flown in renowned UK based fashion photographer, Rodger Deckker, who has managed to capture the outstanding characteristic and personality of the chosen talent perfectly and the final shots embody what lies at the heart of this campaign, celebrating a range of outstanding Australian talent that SABA is inspired by on a daily basis.

To coincide with the launch of the #SABAStyled ambassador campaign, SABA has introduced a social media competition encouraging their customers to ‘SABA Style’ themselves or be styled in a SABA store and share their personal portrait through Instagram using the SABAstyle hashtag for a chance to win a $5000 wardrobe overhaul.

Melbourne customers are also invited to join the exclusive launch event at the new flagship store at the new Emporium Melbourne. For the launch event SABA has partnered with acclaimed fashion photographer, Stephen Ward, offering complimentary personal portraits as part of the #SABAStyled activity. Live entertainment and refreshments will also be available on the night.

 

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C L E O N I E

Born out of a nostalgic European summer in Italy comes the Volare SS14/15 Collection. The collection is the latest from Australian swimwear brand Cleonie. The collection titled Volare, which means to fly is constructed from the finest of Italian lycras and each print has been lovingly hand-drawn by the designer and founder of Cleonie, Kitty Scott.

The all Australian made and designed beachwear label who rests their heads in Sydney have already had a lasting impact o the Australian swimwear scene, after only being in their second year. Each creation from the Volare collection is unique, vibrant and sophisticated. Reminding you that a summer in your Volare swimwear should be bold, exciting, adventurous and most of all memorable.

Photography by Ashley Russell ashleymichellerussell@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                   Volare collection modeled by Luana Sullivan, The Agency Models

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I S L A – W I N T E R // 2 0 1 4

Based in one of Australia’s most beautiful beach towns, Byron Bay born and bred label ISLA Collective is a fresh take on basics.

“Our surroundings inspired us to create a label that is true to our lifestyle – reflecting how we live. Our living is down to earth, we appreciate simplicity, the casual gear we love wearing and grew up with. Our pieces are the staples in your wardrobe that you can go to and never let you down. Our ocean home is where we identify our style– where we spend our time and find our happiness. Our effortless relaxed living brings relevance to our hand printed stripes, soft denims and quality leather… creating ranges that will out do time”.

ISLA Collective is natural and effective – simple and consistent.

Here is Isla Collective’s Winter 2014 Lookbook featuring the boho beauty, Natascha Elisa.

M I S T E R Z I M I

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We had the pleasure of interviewing Zoe from Mister Zimi about the much anticipated release of her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, Arizona.

1.      What made you want to create a women’s clothing line? Was it because there was a lack of easy and wearable yet stylish clothing in the market at the time?

Actually Mister Zimi was an accident! My husband and I were on holidays in Bali and I took a sketch of my perfect leather jacket to a local tailor to be made. When I arrived home, all my girlfriends wanted one, and random strangers stopped me on the street to ask me where it was from. So when I went back to Bali, I got some more made and then it just grew from there.

 

2.      How would you describe Mister Zimi as a brand using only three words?

Carefree, colourful and exotic.

 

3.      Sunny Bali has always been one of the major influences throughout your collections, how as this shifted with the current Arizona A/W collection?

There are still lots of colours and patterns which is the core of Mister Zimi and its Balinese influence, but our girl is a wanderer of the world, so we thought we’d take her somewhere new!

 

4.      Being an Autumn Winter collection did you feel you needed to stray away from the beach dominated lifestyle of Bali?

Not at all! The collection is still very wearable and transeasonal, but just with more leather jackets and boots for the cooler days. We don’t really design collections that are distinctly winter or summer, because we want our customers to be able to wear it whenever and wherever!

 

5.      What have been some of the challenges of starting and running a business from Bali?

Bali is a great place to work and run a business, my staff are super hard working and the locals are giving, beautiful people. The challenges are that I am a mum of two so that restricts my travelling a lot more than use to, which means I have less control. My husband Jimi is over there more now to ensure the production side is running smoothly, but things like weather we can’t control and is challenging because a rainy season can delay everything.

 

6.      What sets the Arizona collection apart from other Mister Zimi collections?

That’s like asking a mother which child is her favourite! I feel all the Mister Zimi collections are different from one another, but ultimately there is a common thread that connects them together so it is distinctly Mister Zimi. The Arizona Collection introduces new shapes and styles, like the Eve dress, a long dress with splits, and I have added a couple of more leather skirts to the mix.

 

7.      What has been the response to the Arizona A/W collection both here in Australia and in Bali?

The response has been amazing! Sometimes I get overwhelmed by how supportive our customers are and their incredible feedback but at the same time, this makes me work harder and continue to create pieces they love.

 

8.      The style and atmosphere you portray in each of your stores is divine, has Mister Zimi ever considered reaching out into creating interior collections?

We have started dabbling in interior decor like rugs and cushions and so far it’s been an amazing success. It’s something we would love to add to our offerings in the near future because for me, Mister Zimi isn’t just a fashion brand, it’s a lifestyle.

 

9.      Who would you love to see wearing your collections?

Sienna Miller and of course Kate Moss. And the beautiful nomad that is Daria Werbowy.

 

10.   Where is Misterzimi off to next with their next creative collections?

Not sure yet – you’ll have to wait and see!

A E ‘ L K E M I

After a three-year absence, Australian couture label ae’lkemi made their highly anticipated return to the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia to showcase their Spring/ Summer 2014/15 collection.

Inspired by Gothic Venetian architecture with heavy Byzantine and Moorish influences, head designer Alvin Fernandez has masterfully created a collection that is an embodiment of modern elegance and grace combined with intricate style and design.

The collection stays true to ae’lkemi’s design philosophy of creating timelessly elegant pieces by taking a classical shape and twisting it into a contemporary form while developing and maintaining the design integrity of each piece. Fernandez wanted to mesh the classic style of ornamentation and embellishment with a modern tailored look and feel, clean lines and unconventional evening wear fabrications.

Sheer french lace jumpsuits and capes juxtapose python evening gowns and feathered skirts while tailored suits show off a strong yet feminine silhouette. The collection also features heavily embellished sheers gowns, glittering beaded mesh sets and signature silk jersey pieces in a palette of white, black, red and soft metallic.

Models took to the runway adorned with dramatic couture jewels designed exclusively by iconic jewellery designer Samantha Wills. Fernandez and Wills combined their unique visions and inspirations to create a range to compliment the collection which mixed old world opulence with visually seductive and playful surfaces and textures.

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D A N I E L K

Auckland based designer Vanessa Kim collaborated with Mino from the street style photography quartet, Foureyes, to unveil the much anticipated SS14/15 range on the New Generation runway at MBFWA.

“The Invitation” introduced the fashion sphere to an androgynous collection akin to both Vanessa and Mino’s wardrobe.

The directional range features a pure colour palette of primary red and blue balanced with white and icy greys. Organza predominantly features fusing understated luxury with a modern minimalist feel. Elegantly oversized silhouettes from fluid wide leg pants to clean, boxy panelled shifts graced the runway bound for both commercial and critical success.

Staying true to her ethical design ethos the collection also features whole garment technology, a vein that runs through each and every Daniel K collection. Lightweight breathable knitwear has been produced using a single yarn of merino wool resulting in seamless and relaxed knitwear whilst minimising the waste of fabric.

Cool, contemporary and understated is the Daniel K persona. ‘The Invitation’ is enough to meet the demands of a modern wardrobe whilst remaining individualistic.

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C A S L A Z U R

Coming off the back of her London Fashion Week presentation, designer Cassie Snelgar of luxury ready to wear label Caslazur showcased her trans-seasonal collection ‘Rocking Rococo’ as part of the New Generation show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Snelgar, a South African native who calls Hong Kong, Sydney, London and Johannesburg home created the collection to show between London and Sydney and to be relevant to each market.  From her extensive travelling, Caslazur emerged out of necessity and comfort.  With an education in Architecture and Fine Arts, Snelgar studied Fashion Design at Parson’s New School of Design in New York and has recently been chosen by ELLE UK’s Harriet Steward as her designer to mentor.

The collection combines old worlds craftsmanship with contemporary design. Snelgar creates every original print, inspired by exotic cultures, African folklore and natural phenomena of her birth country.

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