27 June 2012
|Emily McGuire the label.|
First launched in LA back in 2009, RAW is an independent arts organisation that champions the new and the next. Tonight, the Australian chapter of the event is playing host to RAW Brisbane: Solstice, a celebration of artists in the practice areas of film, music, fashion design, hair, makeup and visual art. We'll be bringing our business cards/collaboration ideas along to the event, where we hope to mingle with all the participants, including local favourites Emily McGuire the label and illustrator Katie Nelson. The night starts off at Oh Hello (doors open 8pm), so come along for a jam jar or three.
25 June 2012
Last week we visited designer Edwina Sinclair in her studio and creative space, home to her label SOOT. The Fine Arts (fashion) student/design director is making use of the mid-semester break to begin working with a new PR agent and sampling her next collection. If you can't wait a few more days for our full interview feature, visit Edwina at the SOOT concept store on James Street (extra incentive: she's currently having a winter sale).
21 June 2012
Jessy Cameron is a storyteller, an intrinsically creative soul with a spark in her eyes. Where other dreamers have set out to wander the globe with no fixed address or regular pay packet, Jessy channelled her passion into an online shopping destination: Molten Store. The imagery for the newly launched in-house brand, Molten Relic, introduces the latest Molten beauty, beach-side model muse Olivia.
20 June 2012
|Image via Benah.|
19 June 2012
|Graz with Sam from Felix and Slink|
Graz Mulcahy is just one man, but so far he's been a DJ, a fashion festival director and obviously, an eyewear designer. Brisbane PR company Felix and Slink recently hosted the labels launch at Optiko, in Fortitude Valley's James Street. With both optical and sunglass styles on show, the label showed its versatility and its 'tude. After a quick handshake and smile, Graz agreed to some questions and answered in his distinctive fashion.
18 June 2012
With the launch of the Gerlan Jeans SS 2012 range Mall Witch, Gerlan Marcel picks up where R.L. Stine left off, subverting the constructs of horror fiction and mall culture. Since graduating from Central St. Martins, the Brooklyn based graphic artist, designer and illustrator honed her love of textiles in partnerships with industry icons such as Patricia Field, Jeremy Scott, Hussein Chalayan and Calvin Klein.
12 June 2012
|1. The perennially dapper Chris Wirasinha (Pedestrian co-founder)|
2. 2012 Intel Blogster Winners: Skye and Mel from Five Words
After a hastily booked plane flight, an unfortunate choice in hotel accommodation and a mid-distance sprint down George Street, THE SS picked up the fashion category accolade at the Pedestrian Blogster Awards. Aside from being bestowed with a new Intel Ultrabook and a mentorship with Vogue Australia, a firm highlight was catching up with the sea of inspiring attendees who swarmed the event at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
11 June 2012
As much as I appreciate the multi-sensory appeal of video installations, I was recently introduced to a project that simulates filmic fluidity in an entirely different medium. Drawn Apart is housed at Paper Plane Gallery in Rozelle, a four-person drawing project that splices traditionalism and online collaboration, culminating in a kinetic artist narrative.
08 June 2012
05 June 2012
|Photograph taken at MBFWA by Chloe Cumming.|
As the growth of online retail redefines fashion consumption and print magazines commission digital collaborations with style bloggers, it's clear that Australian blogger/e-commerce executive Sara Donaldson has a passion for both strategy and stylistics. Ahead of her weekend visit to Brisbane to launch a series of style workshops, we spoke to Sara about her role in FELLT, the challenge of international seasonal differences and her thoughts on the co-existence of print and online.
04 June 2012
Last month Chloe, Kaity and I dropped by the BAM Brands Surry Hills showroom for a lesson in pragmatism. While my inner Huckleberry Finn lamented the absence of a magnetic compass or pocket knife, we were introduced to a practical fashion range designed to change your wet weather procedures.
02 June 2012
An early Wednesday morning, an undecided location and a head full of assessment criteria isn't usually how I like to attend photo shoots. Add to that some temperamental weather (I went from sweating to freezing and back in the 15 minutes I was at the shoot), going to the wrong rooftop parking garage and an impending deadline waiting for me at my internship. Strangely, or maybe in spite of the swirling vortex of stress, arriving at the rooftop of the McWhirters Carpark and seeing a model, legs splayed atop a concrete wall bathed in full sunlight with the city skyscrapers behind her erased the rest of the world.
01 June 2012
With a tertiary background in literature/music and a six year employment history at local fashion institution Boxvintage, it's obvious that stylist Sarah Birchley has a fine appreciation for classicism. THE SS caught up with the Brisbane-based fashion lover in the wake of her latest styling collaboration showcased at Substation 4.