Who’s who in Sydney’s new Macquarie Centre

At long last and after months of speculation [we knew was true], it was been officially announced that filling the soon-to-be newly refurbished Macquarie Centre in Sydney are the likes of some of the world’s biggest retail giants. To no surprise as it seems to be the flavour of the year so far. Like a […]

Celebrating A-Esque For Men

What do you do after selling off one of the most successful women’s accessories businesses the country has ever seen? Make another one to the same end, of course. The founder of Mimco, Amanda Briskin-Rettig is one savvy woman whose business sense, eye for design and enthusiasm for her trade led her business to be […]

Matcho Suba: just add wine

By Holly Thomas. The first day of spring rained down on the Arts Centre and in true Melbourne fashion, the weather was as unpredictable as ever. Despite the wet weather, Yarrabank in conjunction with the Arts Centre Melbourne and Melburnian fashion designer Matcho Suba pulled out all of the stops with a feast for both […]

MSFW: Arthur Galan

Arthur Galan is a name that over the past decade or so, has become synonymous with fine European-style tailoring, dresses that look as luxurious as they feel and a womanly aesthetic as ethnic as it is ‘patty-goer’. Each year the designer shoes his current season on the runway of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and each […]

MSFW: Christine

Sporting elements of what it really means and looks like to be chic, the collection of Christine for spring-summer at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week encapsulates exactly that. Through monochromatic tones of blacks, whites and greys that merged effortlessly into the more vibrant and colourful hues of summer, the collection of Christine brought elegant femininity back to the […]

Sydney’s New Balance Experience Store

By Michael Briones.  It became a surprise to find that global brand New Balance did not have a shop set up in the city of Sydney – a sports brand who have released classic and timeless sportswear, casualwear and footwear over the past several decades. Last week New Balance finally opened and launched their first […]

MSFW: Akira

There’s a certain air of elegance and classicism that comes with Japanese design. So when a Japanese designer has the talent of the Japanese and the inventiveness of the Australian, a collection is bound to be as elegant and effortlessly chic as the work of Melbourne designer Akira Isogawa, who recently showed at Melbourne Spring […]

MSFW: Lui Hon

Melbourne designer Lui Hon is about as typically black as design would permit. His collection as it debuted at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week for spring-summer stayed true to form, though to brighten the mood, pops of varying monochromatics and textures featured prominently alongside dramatic hemlines and sleek feminine forms. Lui Hon has always stuck to […]

MSFW: Neo Dia

I remember a few years ago when Neo Dia was first introduced to Melbourne’s fashion circles. A new baby suckling of a label with its two co-designers with nothing but passion, a vision and determination to take what they knew how to craft to dizzying heights. The ‘dizzying’ elements of the heights they’ve reached might […]

MSFW: Nicola Angela

Her game is women’s occasion wear, which at first sight is noticeable with form-fitting dresses at this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, akin to the likes of a Kookai-esque aesthetic; until you’re knocked sideways by effortlessly flowing pieces that scream celebrations of the female form. For an awarded designer in her field, Nicola Angela‘s work […]

MSFW: Jason Grech

Jason Grech is a Melbourne based couture designer who’s crafted a name for himself in luxurious dresses, gowns and fabric-focused design for women. His debut at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week this year is a welcome addition and brings the best of what some elements of Melburnian design have to offer. For over a decade, his […]

UGG Australia

Bet you didn’t know that UGG Australia is owned by an American retailer, Deckers Outdoor Corporation. Or that they sell kids’ shoes, men’s shoes and clothes for everyone. You learn something new everyday, and such it seems, are the benefits of walking into the newest store of the brand that has popped-up on Lt. Bourke […]