The Trouble with Hedi Slimane and his View of Women

  This season, spring/summer 19, was completely overshadowed by designer Hedi Slimane and his new vision for iconic French house Céline. When it was announced that Slimane, he who revolutionised menswear at Dior Homme before divisively reinventing the wheel at Yves Saint Laurent, was to take over from revered British designer Phoebe Philo, who was stepping down from the brand after ten years as creative director, jaws collectively dropped. How could the champion of louche youths in thigh skimming mini dresses possibly take up the mantle of Philo? With her devoted community of ‘Philophiles’, Philo was championed as a designer… Continue Reading

Paris Fashion Week – A/W 16/17

Rounding out our coverage of fashion month comes our favourite collections from Paris fashion week, accompanied by illustrations from our very own Judy Kuo.   Balenciaga   The debut collection from Demna Gvasalia (of Vetements fame) was one of the most hotly anticipated of Paris fashion week. Anyone who feared that the house signatures of Christobal Balanciage would be lost or muddied by street-wear influence could breathe a sigh of relief after the first look appeared on the runway. Opera coats, trapeze dresses, bubble skirts, and cocoon coats were all given a Vetements-style update (an opera coat/puffa jacket worn by… Continue Reading

Milan Fashion Week – A/W 16/17

  It feels like a change has been brewing in the Italian fashion capital and we are loving it. As the latest fashion week approaches, we look back on our favourite collections from the Autumn/Winter collections, accompanied by incredible illustrations from Johanna Dziadkiewicz.   Elisabetta Franchi For her Autumn/Winter collection, the designer experimented with colours and shapes inspired by the circus. High waisted trousers, military style coats, knee high boots and flowing dresses all featured heavily. As the show progressed, the colour palette changed from browns, blacks, and creams to vibrant reds, blues, stripes, and high shine fabrics working their… Continue Reading

Sheree Yap at New York Fashion Week

    After three flights and a taxi ride later, hair stylist Sheree Yap has arrived in New York to take part in Fashion Week. Sheree has been cutting and styling hair at Kundalini salon for over four years and for the second year in a row, her hard work and dedication to her craft have earned her a trip to New York courtesy of hair product brand Original & Mineral. Located within Hotel Realm in Canberra, Kundalini salon offers a luxurious experience with hair cutting, styling, and colouring, as well as make up and eyebrow threading all on offer… Continue Reading

London Fashion Week – A/W 16/17

  After New York, the next stop on the fashion circuit is London, home of quirk, eccentricity and plenty of colour. We have rounded up our favourite shows from the season accompanied by incredible illustrations by the multi-talented designer behind The Label, Emma O’Rourke.   Alexander McQueen   This season saw Alexander McQueen return home to London after showing in Paris for many years. Creative Director, Sarah Burton, chose the same venue (the Royal Horticultural Halls) for the label’s homecoming as the first McQueen show she had worked on twenty years ago. This stand out collection was perhaps Burton’s most… Continue Reading

New York Fashion Week – A/W 16/17

While the fashion crowd was busy attending shows and having their street style snapped last international fashion month, we were busy launching our publication. But don’t worry we were still keeping our eyes trained to the runways as you may have seen on our Instagram. Now that all those covetable collections are hitting stores we are wrapping up our favourite shows of the season instead of putting together our usual runway report.   Coach This season creative director Stuart Vevers looked to America itself for inspiration. What he came up with was a covetable collection of wearable pieces with an… Continue Reading

Paris Fashion Week – S/S 16

As Paris, the city of light and love is also the fashion capital of the world, it is only fitting that Paris Fashion Week ends what has been an overwhelming month of fashion. The French capital is home to some of the most revered luxury labels as well as being the birthplace of that most envied form of style; Parisian Chic. The shows, the after parties (this year marked the 95th Birthday of French Vogue and the party was huge) and the delicious French food, combine to make Paris Fashion Week one heady mix. The week kicked off with Jacquemus… Continue Reading