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fashion May 13, 2017

Fashion labels Ten Pieces and SZN

Consumer desire has taken an apocalyptic turn. Large, androgynous T-shirts with Gothic lettering – a hark back to the heavy metal tees of the ’90s and early 2000s, but with prices several hundred per cent higher – have lured snaking queues of...

fashion April 1, 2017

Susan Dimasi and Material By Product

Given the degree of ritual and ceremony that surrounds legal proceedings, it is surprising how rarely fashion designers cite lawyers as a point of inspiration, or even interest. Susan Dimasi, founder and creative director of Material By Product, is...

fashion December 17, 2016

Jewellers Sarah & Sebastian

In Australia, jewellers have typically worked in hidden places, tucked up the stairs in office blocks or behind heavy doors at the back of shops. On the bottom floor of a small industrial park, in Sydney’s new rag trade...

fashion February 25, 2017

Christopher Esber at New York Fashion Week

In a former garage with white walls and a raw concrete floor, strewn with glossy beige auto parts, Australian designer Christopher Esber just had his first outing at New York Fashion Week. But it was an exercise in restraint...

fashion September 17, 2016

Spell and the Gypsy Collective

Isabella Pennefather has fangirls. They approach her through the crowd after watching her sister on stage. Both wear floor-length skirts: one cotton jersey, the other white lace. Both have long, straight hair. Isabella is...

fashion July 9, 2016

Hawaiian style with Double Rainbouu

It took a moment of overabundance for Toby Jones and Michael Nolan to notice a gap in the market. The pair were standing in the middle of Bangkok’s JJ Market, sourcing textiles for a design project, when they were struck by...

fashion June 11, 2016

Alpha 60 design for MONA

Georgie Cleary has held more than one celebration at the Museum of Old and New Art. She honeymooned there. She spent her birthday there. But most recently, it’s the museum itself that’s given her cause for revelry. As one half...

fashion April 30, 2016

Ermenegildo Zegna and Achill farm

Paolo Zegna is striding purposefully through a tall thatch of grass, growing by a billabong, shaded by willow trees, when Charles Coventry calls out to him. “Paolo, Paolo! You might want to walk up this way.” Coventry steers...

fashion April 2, 2016

Gorman’s Geology collection

You can spot her in the distance, with her comfortable silhouette and fearless use of colour. This season, she’s wearing a rainbow of illustrated crystals, perhaps on a pale lavender background. Last summer it was wavy pink...

fashion March 5, 2016

Dior’s make-up director Peter Philips

A hillock of deep blue delphiniums, 17 metres high, has been erected in the eastern courtyard of the Louvre. It looks at once organic, as if it had sprung spontaneously from the beige paving beneath it, and totally alien...

fashion December 19, 2015

Alice McCall in Wonderland

Alice McCall knows what women want when they go out, and she’s spent more than 20 years giving it to them. McCall’s five Australian boutiques and online store are typical hunting grounds for a young woman looking for a formal...