From playful pastel crop tops to abstract floral and pop prints; to cut-out detailing and sculptural pieces made with textured fabrics – perforated neoprene, woven leather and cork – Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Runway Two showcased the latest contemporary spring and summer looks from Australian designers.
Carly Hunter, YB J’AIME, Alice McCall, LIFEwithBIRD, Neo Dia, Kahlo, Manning Cartell, LUI HON and Willow took to the runway, while poet (and one half of the talent behind Flume) Jezzabell Doran recited her beautiful spring-inspired words between shows.
Photos: Lucas Dawson Photography 2014
Napoleon Perdis is thrilled to announce the opening of his fifth Napoleon Perdis Life.Style Store in the newly refurbished Emporium Melbourne.
In addition to showcasing exclusive Ready-to-Wear collections, luxury accessories, jewellery and homewares, Life.Style Emporium Melbourne will introduce Parisian label American Retro, alongside accessories from Macon & Lesquoy and Royal Blush. This eclectic mix will sit alongside the already iconic Napoleon Perdis cosmetic collection.
Life.Style Emporium Melbourne store will showcases ready-to-wear pieces from designers including Clover Canyon, Robert Rodriguez, Milly NY, TOME and Demy Lee , as well as jewellery by Jean Marie Poinot and Macon & Lesquoy, and handbags by Cecile et Jeanne and Clare Vivier.
Napoleon Perdis has been a lead player in the cosmetics industry for over 17 years and has now evolved into a retail force across categories and continents.
“Melbourne has really embraced the Life.Style concept; the shopping experience is so diverse and the consumer is very discerning, so Emporium was the obvious choice for my fourth Life.Style store opening. ”
Napoleon Perdis Life.Style Emporium Melbourne joins the flagship store in the Woollahra Post Office, the Melbourne store located in The COMO Centre, South Yarra, and the newly opened Double Bay store in Sydney.
Napoleon Perdis Life.Style Emporium is located at:
287 Lonsdale St
On Friday night the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week launched the extraordinary 2014 program with the MSFW: Opening Night Shop-Hop. This one-night-only shopping event invited Melburnians to embrace the thriving retail stores that make our city Australia’s fashion capital.
Photos: Kristian Dowling 2014
With only two days into Spring, would it be wrong for us to start thinking about Summer already? The Pink LouLou collection rightfully titled Australian Summer, will be releasing in October and has us already excited for the hot summer months.
Originally a one-off, Kaylene decided to invest in her own knitting machine to satisfy the demand from Carmen’s blog post which first featured the dress in orange. The overwhelming response of the collaboration has Kaylene placing her sights on knitwear, steering her eponymous label into an ethical made-to-order knitwear direction. All I’ve Heard had a chat with Kaylene Milner, about the change in direction for her label.
1. The Carmen is no doubt a work of knitted art, where did you draw influence for this beautiful garment?
SABA has released their new season Spring Summer 14/15 Campaign, which was shot by acclaimed UK photographer Roger Deckker. The campaign was shot on location for the first time. Roger captures the beautiful composition between the harsh industrial backdrop, and sophisticated collection perfectly.
Roger Deckker has also worked closely with an impressive profile of personalities and brands including, Anna Wintour, Oasis, Karen O, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana and British Vogue. It is an incredible experience for SABA to work with such an internationally respected photographer, and the end result is a stunning and very engaging campaign.
Careful composition of the collection creates a powerful tension between the harsh environment and the natural fibres and clean lines of the garments. Capturing the essence of the new collection’s elongated proportions and amplified volumes, the spring summer campaign sees the label introduce a broader, more directional aesthetic that remains true to the modern simplicity and high quality design of the Saba signature.
Effortless dressing encompasses precise tailoring and luxe athleticism crafted though superior construction using lavish fabrications. Premium textiles and superior fit remain hallmarks of the brand. Timeless lines are augmented with statement colour, textural fringing and metallics, plus innovative construction like rubberised glue seams and laser printed detail.
This August, Australian label Bless’ed Are The Meek is launching its first basics collection, B.C. by Bless’ed Are The Meek. In stark contrast to the Bless’ed Are The Meek main line, B.C. (an acronym for Basic Collection), embraces the clean lines and minimalist aesthetic that is prevalent in Scandinavian design.
Using the highest quality fabrications – high twist crepe, 80’s count cotton poplin, superfine voile, modal jersey, double faced sateen and the softest lambskin – B.C is about providing wearers with staple pieces that can be mixed seamlessly into their existing wardrobe or simply worn with ease on their own.
Seasonal colour accents anchor each range, with key shapes such as boxy shifts and midi dresses, tailored cropped tops and slouchy shirts evolving with every collection. The designer Tarek Kourhani says, “The concept is not about creating another basics range, but to provide a base collection that can be easily integrated with the Bless’ed Are The Meek main line. There are no jeans or denim jackets, just modern, polished, on-trend shapes that work for everybody, everyday”.