SEASCAPE is the Fall 2014 Collection by Zulu & Zephyr.
Rugged, sharp, delicate & versatile – SEASCAPE is a collection drawn from the natural elements of a brooding coastline. A palette of navy, black, sky blue and fresh whites – coastal colours that cast an ethereal tone over a 65 piece collection. Leather, silk and cotton mesh fabrics feature across the full collection with beautiful attention to finish and detail. A refined collection that has been inspired by the versatility and energy of an ever changing coastline.
Zulu & Zephyr is made for the sun, the salt and the sea.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival opened in spectacular style last night. We’ll be covering the week long event held at Central Pier, via a photo diary. Last night’s opening event was presented by David Jones and supported by Vogue Australia. Here are our favourite moments.
Images by Lucas Dawson Photography.
It’s one thing being fit and training regularly, it’s another thing looking great whilst doing it. Below are my favourite sportswear labels, which not only look great, but are comfortable enough to work out in.
L’urv is a boutique women’s sportswear label that caters for the unique and active individual. Function and fashion co-exist creating a performance label that is like no other. Their collections are inspired by nature and colour.
L’urv is for vitality, creativity and positive living. With limited addition designs and contemporary colours, L’urv’s womens sportswear will ensure you standout in the gym and on the street. Both stylish and comfortable, L’urv’s sportswear extends beyond dance, yoga and fitness to your everyday wardrobe. With directional silhouettes, unique detailing and modern styling, L’urv’s sportswear allows you to workout without losing your cool.
The Upside create yoga and active wear that reflects the changing values and needs of modern day society. Their functional collection looks great both in and out of the studio.
The Upside design clothes that empower the individual to move freely throughout the lives they create. The Upside is an approach to dressing that includes contemporary eco-friendly styles with a strong emphasis on health and spiritual pursuit.
The product of two Sydney sisters, Serpent & the Swan is a label inspired by a shared childhood love of the animal kingdom and a dark and morbid fascination with the anatomy of creatures and their mystical incarnations. The label has just launched their custimisable basics range, Sculpt It. The collection pays special attention to cuts lines and shapes, making it subtle yet visually striking.
The Sculpt It collection is a unisex basics range made with premium fabrics to compliment each garment. The collection focouses on giving consumers the ability to create a unique garment with the Serpent & the Swan’s hallmark trimmings. Their organic bamboo jersey t-shirts, washed linen shirts and 100% wool knitted sweaters cardigans and scarves are customisable with unique buttons, toggles, leather pockets and trimmings, horses, wolves skulls, bones, chains and zips. This hallmark of the Serpent & the Swan collection adds to the unique aesthetic of each garment.
Step 1: Select from Serpent & the Swan’s range of high-quality unisex basics.
Step 2: Select from a variety of handmade trimmings to adorn the garment with.
Step 3: One the creation has been purchased, Serpent & the Swan will sculpt the order to your specifications and mail it out.
Sculpt It is available online now at www.serpentandtheswan.com
The latest AW 2014 collection by Bless’ed Are The Meek is a collaboration of all things divine by Sophie “Hirschy” Hirschfelder. See the collection for yourself and read my interview below!
1. What are three elements prominent throughout this AW2014 collection?
BUTTER SOFT LEATHER / MONOTONE PALETTE / TEXTURED KNITWEAR
2. What sets this collection apart from your other AW campaigns?
THE GRAPHIC MINIMAL DESIGN LINES
3. What do you think will be a stand out trend this winter?
CHUNKY KNITWEAR & BORROWED FROM THE BOYS TAILORING
4. What did Sophie “Hirschy” Hirschfelder bring to this collection?
AN INTERNATIONAL ANDROGYNOUS EDGE
5. What are some garments that are purely influenced by her?
THE BLACK AND WHITE MOTO INSPIRED LEATHERS
6. As a brand how do you stay definitive and individual throughout each of your collections?
WE START WITH A THEME OR CONCEPT OFTEN INSPIRED BY ART OR NATURE AND WORK THAT THROUGH EACH COLLECTION
7. When creating a new collection to you tend to push boundaries and a take a chance with your styles?
IT’S A CONSTANT BATTLE! WE ARE ALWAYS PUSHING FOR NEW AND GETTING IN TROUBLE WHEN STYLES DON’T SELL…….ITS A MATTER OF GETTING THE BALANCE BETWEEN EDGINESS AND COMMERCIALITY
8. What is the most exciting thing about releasing a new collection to the public?
ITS EXCITING SEEING THE MEDIA RESPOND IN A POSITIVE WAY AND BLOGGERS COMING ON BOARD TO USE THE GARMENTS IN THEIR POSTS AND OF COURSE SEEING PEOPLE OUT WEARING BLESSED IS ALWAYS A GREAT FEELING
9. Do you think this AW2014 collection is similar to other Blesse’d Are The Meek collections?
THERE IS AWLAYS A BLESSED HANDWRITING RUNNING THROUGH EACH COLLECTION, GRAPHIC ELEMENTS, PLAYS ON TEXTURE AND INTRICATE STATEMENT PIECES
10. Who would you love to have wearing this collection?
Those Spaniards know exactly how to combine fresh palms in sleek and sporty influenced silhouettes into their latest Spring Summer 2014 campaign. The range includes crop tops, eclectic prints and board shorts, as well as their signature crisp whites, drapery silhouettes and dreamy sport luxe trends. Here’s a taste of the balmy collection to cure your Mondayitis.
Images courtesy of Zara.
For beautifully coloured fedora hats to suit any style and any season, Lack of Color has you covered. Their simple range of fedoras are an elegant staple to any outfit. Shop their collection online now; www.lackofcolor.com.au