Welcome to the academee, the brand that remembers the forgotten man. The academee was formed in 2007 for the man who likes looking good, but hates looking the same as everyone else. He finds it hard to buy clothes because everything is either too plain, or too out there. There’s no middle ground. He just wants fashion made easy, and he wants more of it. The forgotten man wants his own style back. He’s looking for affordable everyday fashion that can be mixed and matched with his existing wardrobe.
Rather than dictating what you should wear, the academee offers guys the piece they need to create their own looks. Specialising in great fits and simple styles, the academee doesn’t scream look at me. Instead it gives guys an individual and understated style that can’t go wrong. The winter 08 range takes inspiration from the streets of brooklyn in the 1980’s. It’s blends masculine styles with simple retro trimmings for range of threads that will fill the void in the forgotten man’s wardrobe. Available in selected stores and over the phone from the academee hq.
Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly (Lauren Bacall)
“Nature’s art is our freedom… exquisite, seductive, timeless and evolving. It’s diversity inspires us, it’s colours, forms and textures energise our spirit.”
Individuality, beauty, imagination and quality define each lovingly crafted Agatha & Me piece.
Agatha and Me use Australia’s finest exotic leathers and luxurious fibres to create their ranges. Striking barramundi, sensual kangaroo, bold crocodile, emu, and elegant merino wool reinvented into objects of style and ultimate desire.
They design for the woman who creates her own look, expresses her sense of self with confidence and whose passion is classic elegance and beauty.
The name Agatha and Me was inspired by a friendship between two like-minded girlfriends who shared a passion for beautiful shoes.
Alice McCall spent the last 10 years making her mark on the London Fashion scene as a successful stylist and designer. Spending 2 years at MTV London styling the Stylissimo series and the presenters she then styled Natalie Imbruglia for Dazed and Confused Magazine with photographer Rankin. Alice then worked with Natalie for the next two years from the launch of Torn styling major press shoots, videos and public performances, creating a look that helped launch a style icon of the time.
This Fall Winyter Collction ‘09 is called ‘Some are not insects’ and shows a gorgeous range of dresses, skirts, pants, tops and even shoes. To visit the sale simply click here
Arabella Ramsay Fashion
From backyard veggie patches to hand-sewn clothes, everything in fashion and textile designer
Arabella Ramsay’s eponymous Australian clothing label channels a feminine, vintage aesthetic with a
charming, youthful edge. In 2006, two years after studying fashion abroad in Paris, Arabella Ramsay
opened her first store in Australia. Filled with feminine frocks and whimsical prints, the boutique has
gained an adoring cult following who are charmed by Ramsay’s nostalgic folk aesthetic meets rock rebel
Arabella Ramsay’s Home Grown Collection
Arabella Ramsay’s youth was always homemade. Growing up on the family farm in Kyneton, Victoria,
Arabella was constantly surrounded by fresh produce and barnyard animals. Memories of this
carefree existence and barefooted beginning planted the seed for her new, country-inspired
‘homegrown’ range of products.
AR Homegrown is a shabby-chic collection comprising plush, plaid-printed silk pillows and soft
furnishings made from rare French and vintage fabrics. The range also features kitchen and laundry
wares such as shoe and washing bags in graphic canvas with drawstring closures. Crafted from the
highest quality materials, the exclusive designs showcase farmyard prints such as a smiling dog
chasing a barnyard chook in vivid heritage colours of blue and red.
Other products include smaller-version printed make-up pouches and eco-friendly shopping bags in a
riot of colour. The collection also includes aprons and bed-linen in a bold, quilt-like print of rural
American iconography; horse-shoes, stars, deer, bluebirds, wreaths and clovers.
Arabella’s love of homewares was nurtured early on with her parent’s gourmet food stores, Darriwill
Farms, and extended through to the decoration of her own home in Melbourne. Magazine editors
adore her colourful eclecticism and Arabella’s house has been featured in a number of interior
publications. The skilled textile designer began producing a popular range of soft furnishings and
cushions alongside her eponymous fashion label two years ago, but 2008 marks her foray into the
highly anticipated and extensive AR Homegrown range of products.
The durable collection is designed for regular use and practical wear in all seasons. Its mismatched
blend of homespun charm has been crafted with all the love of a small town girl and is the perfect
addition to a comfortable, cosy, happy home.
Since opening, b Store has been responsible for showcasing the best new fashion talent in London. They have built a customer base that prefers the ideas and subtelty of emerging fashion to big bold designer brands. The store has earned a highly respected reputation worldwide and is respected among its neighbours on London’s exclusive Savile Row.
Since its launch in 1978, Calvin Klein Jeans has been recognized as the authentic designer jeans brand. Even today, thirty years after the introduction of the now iconic, signature omega stitched pocket, the brand is looked to for consistently great fits, unique details, innovative treatments, and ground-breaking advertising campaigns. Calvin Klein has been on sale at www.threadpeople.com.au so check it out now for another sale!
Founder and creative director, Jason Ng, references the look and attitude of the 1960’s and 70’s but for a new generation of modern consumer, filling a niche for the avid vintage collectors and eyewear connoisseurs who want individuality, classic styling and quality.
Created as an alternative to luxury-branded eyewear, Cassius Eyewear places systems of harmony and proportion at the centre of its design philosophy. This together with the ideology that a logo should be intentionally subtle and that the shape and design of the frames themselves should define the look and feel, Cassius Eyewear explicitly evokes 20th century systems for scale of architectural proportion and the innovation commonly associated with Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus movement. Cassius Eyewear applies the sharp clean lines, beautiful solid monochrome colors and classic silhouettes to a range that is modern and editorial, yet subtle and wearable.
Utilizing the most advanced production techniques, in addition to traditional methods, all Cassius Eyewear frames are hand-crafted from premium acetate and fitted with hand-polished lenses bearing a rating of UV 400–complying with Australian, European and U.S. standards. Cassius Eyewear is not only of the highest quality but extensive in attention to detail, finish and functionality.
Cassius Eyewear was unveiled worldwide in the antipodean summer of 2008, received with overwhelming interest from exclusive international stockists, and preceding it’s official release in to the eyewear market, generated inquiries from key editors at Acclaim, Antenna, Condé Nast Traveller, Dazed & Confused, Elle, Hypebeast, Men’s Fitness, Sneaker Freaker, Sportswear International, The Cool Hunter, Vice and Wonderland among others.
More recently, Cassius Eyewear has caught the attention, and graced the faces, of the most influential artists shaping our generation, including The Black Eyed Peas, Duffy, Estelle, Kelis, The Killers, Lady GaGa, Grammy nominee Melanie Fiona, MGMT, Michelle Rodriguez, Nas, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah, and name-checked by Louis Vuitton collaborator, Kanye West himself.
Created for people who have their finger on the pulse and who appreciate simplicity, individuality and essentially quality, the range has been very favorably hyped by eyewear watchers and bloggers on the world wide web; tipped as the most desired item each season among fashion editors, fashionistas and essentially, those in the know – however, to ensure exclusivity, numbers are limited to only 300 in each style.
We Made The Humble Canvas Tote Famous!
We did, we really did.
Chip Chop! is a rapidly growing label that has made a big splash onto the Australian fashion scene since it’s beginning in early 2006.
It is the brain child of designer, Hannah Chipkin and reflects her colourful, left of field perspective on all things big and small – making things that speak to like-minded people. ‘It’s all about meaningful nonsense. If you don’t have something to say- say it well.’
After graduating from Visual Communications in Sydney, and Award School
(a competitive Advertising course specialising in Copy Writing and Art direction), Hannah decided to try her luck at starting something on her own.
‘It was great- I had zero experience, no salary and no business plan. The only thing I had were ideas, a Mac and a water cooler.’ With this heavy artillery, Hannah began to apply her flair and love for word and image onto any ‘wearable’ canvas. The result? Statement pieces that say things.
A delicate mix of thoughtful design, bold prints, romance, word play, and most importantly, a tight aesthetic, gives Chip Chop! its touch of magic. Best known for their off beat canvas totes, washed denim bags and iconic, well fitting cotton tees, Chip Chop! has gained its fair share of media attention, boutique interest and some very obsessed fans.
With an exclusive and sell-out collection for Sportsgirl under her belt, and many collaborations in the pipelines, Chip Chop! is a label to watch. Swatch or Rolex. Whatever makes you tick.
Born in the mind of the artist and brought to life in the Colaboratory. The Colab range of eyewear brings a selection of individual designers and artists together. Each artist creates a range whereby their design aesthetic is transposed into a collective, accessible to their followers.
Colab facilitates the artists own design into production. There is no constraint, no rules to follow, no target market to appease. We leave the design to the designers and then turn their vision into something tangible.
The Darkness is Finally Upon Us…… Daniel Hernandez is bringing his alter ego to the forum. He has taken it upon himself to bring the darkness to the world and show us another side of life. Step into a world of mystery, love, passion and beyond with the premier season of Danny Darko, The Ancient Battles of a New Mind. Danny Darko pushes the boundaries that society lays out for us and mixes it with a controversial, unrelenting, passion. The darkness is the space holding the unknown responses that we all hold within ourselves to the world around us. The outside darkness masks the inner self… allowing one to stay true to oneself creatively, morally and romantically.
Danny Darko embodies elegance and style, while pushing boundaries. “In the darkness colour becomes almost obsolete. I have worked in almost totally monochromatic tones, focusing on shape and detail, allowing me to explore within the shadows that the darkness creates.” d.d. …Welcome to the Darkness….
Founded in Sitges, a small fishing village on the Costa Brava in Spain, estilo emporio represents the ultimate in elegance and style. With roots in a destination that is overflowing with artisans, writers and designers in abundance, our designs parallel the location’s appreciation for quality with a quirky and cosmopolitan vibe.
Produced with extreme care and craftsmanship, estilo emporio’s philosophy is to create classic accessories with a twist. Belts, bags, boots and shoes maintain archetypal foundations, and are updated with unique and contemporary embellishment. We use the highest quality leathers and superior trims such as mock croc, bold metal hardware, and delicate stones.
The Estilo Emporio label gives Australian women luxurious fashion accessories with class and style to rival their European contemporaries, bringing a touch of international chic to our sunny shores.
Flamingo Sands has crafted a signature style that is immediately identifiable, taking the every day swimsuit, splashing it with wild colour and head turning print detail, creating a modern style statement. Bold and quirky yet undeniably cool and sexy, Flamingo Sands’ summer 09/10 collection is quite possibly the labels most refined to date. This summer’s collection is darker with an emphasis on strong sleek lines that offer a new level of sophistication. Always supremely beautiful, this season has a glam tough twist. Just like the sparkling bright lights of NYC, the ‘I heart FS’ collection is the story of a girl enjoying summer in her own urban oasis… Every girl wants to be her and every boy with her… This collection takes inspiration from the 70’s and 80’s, mixing classic retro styles with on-trend pieces that are certain to delight. The colours are electric and the prints to die for. New stand out shapes include an oh so-sexy under-wire for size C/D cups, padding to provide additional shape, super-cute ruffle tankini tops, fuller briefs and playful one pieces that can also be worn as a body suit under a pair of Flamingo Sands indigo acid wash denim shorts or mini. Always ready to challenge the status quo, Flamingo Sands has created the sexiest Brazilian bum for those who dare. This style is a definite head turner. The Flamingo Sands European fit triangle bikini is available in every print and continues to be the seasons must have item. A smoldering stretch lace mini dress in hot neon pink, white or classic black is the perfect solution to a beach cover up… versatile yet super racy. Perfect for cocktail hour… Prints this summer include French Nautical, Black Paisley, Diamonds and Pearls, Garden of Eden, Charcoal Lace, Teal Owl Wings, Zebra Floral, Fruit Cocktail, Fluro Leaves, Navajo Feathers and the Land of Sunshine….
Bold and quirky yet undeniably cool and sexy, Flamingo Sands’ summer 09/10 collection is quite possibly the labels most refined to date.
This summer’s collection is darker with an emphasis on strong sleek lines that offer a new level of sophistication. Always supremely beautiful, this season has a glam tough twist.
Just like the sparkling bright lights of NYC, the ‘I heart FS’ collection is the story of a girl enjoying summer in her own urban oasis… Every girl wants to be her and every boy with her…
This collection takes inspiration from the 70’s and 80’s, mixing classic retro styles with on-trend pieces that are certain to delight. The colours are electric and the prints to die for.
New stand out shapes include an oh so-sexy under-wire for size C/D cups, padding to provide additional shape, super-cute ruffle tankini tops, fuller briefs and playful one pieces that can also be worn as a body suit under a pair of Flamingo Sands indigo acid wash denim shorts or mini.
Always ready to challenge the status quo, Flamingo Sands has created the sexiest Brazilian bum for those who dare. This style is a definite head turner.
The Flamingo Sands European fit triangle bikini is available in every print and continues to be the seasons must have item.
A smoldering stretch lace mini dress in hot neon pink, white or classic black is the perfect solution to a beach cover up… versatile yet super racy. Perfect for cocktail hour…
Prints this summer include French Nautical, Black Paisley, Diamonds and Pearls, Garden of Eden, Charcoal Lace, Teal Owl Wings, Zebra Floral, Fruit Cocktail, Fluro Leaves, Navajo Feathers and the Land of Sunshine….
Based in Sydney, Gabriela Andrea brings you a variety of styles ranging from all over the world and has some exciting new things coming your way. They work from stock and indent, although work closer to season on indent styles.
The Label caters for women between the ages of 16-35 yrs with a collection of day to day and after 5 party wear. Sizes range from 6-12 and One Size for some T’s. Pack sizes vary with different styles…
Hudson Jeans are known for their super flattering fit, bold Union Jack logo, and signature triangle flap back pocket. The brand is inspired by the philosophy that “the right pair of jeans should be devastatingly sexy and lavishly comfortable while naturally complimenting the wearer’s individuality and sense of style.”
THE FACE OF HUDSON – GEORGIA MAY JAGGER (daughter of rocker Mick Jagger)
Hudson Jeans has an interesting set of beliefs. They believe what goes around comes around. They believe in a genteel lifestyle and that fantastic manners are a form of foreplay. Hudson Jeans believes sexy is knowing who you are and how to use it. They believe in subtlety, sensuality and bold faced dreams. Hudson Jeans believes in art and the essential truth it brings. They believe that plastic is not a sustainable lifestyle, that laughter is music, and charm will get you everywhere. Hudson Jeans believes in celebration purely for the sake of celebrating and in staying up past your bedtime. And Hudson Jeans believes the right pair of jeans can align the stars.
And speaking of stars . . . since its debut in 2002, the Hudson line has earned a reputation with celebrities and influential fashion critics as a “must have” wardrobe item. Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Sienna Miller, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Bosworth are just a few of the stars seen strutting their stuff in Hudsons.
Karen Walker Eyewear has established itself as a separate brand under the self titled label Karen Walker. This simply exemplifies the popularity of Karen Walker, and her ability to create and maintain a fashion brand that represents and best reflects her name. Her eyewear is stylish but modern and appeals to so many subcultures.
The 2009 Karen Walker Sunglasses collection follows on from the hugely successful Karen Walker Fashion Sunglasses range for 2007 – 2008. The theme of fun retro, cool, yet modern sunglasses again holds true. You simply need to look at the Karen Walker fashion sunglasses photos to realise the style is targeted towards a fun look.
The creation of the Kini Bikini Collection began in the effervescent summer of 2007.
Kyna Treacy founded the Kini Bikini trademark, in addition to creating and designing the exclusive collection of unique swimwear. Kyna grew up on the luminous ivory and azure beaches of the sunshine coast in QLD. Holidays to Great Keppel Island, the infinite Great Barrier Reef and snorkelling the serene tropic waters in between, have influenced Kyna creatively over the years.
Kyna formerly qualified as a graphic designer situated at the Gold Coast, and pursued modelling to finance herself throughout study.
After various big breaks and national campaigns in the modelling world, she relocated to Sydney to continue her modelling career. Bondi Beach is now where Kyna is based and eagerly awaits every summer.
Kyna has been forever mesmerised by crochet, and has passionately sought to create a range for the girl who desires something sexy and individual…
A journey to Europe inspired this flagship collection; The crochet monokini was born of the alluring deck chairs and sunset soaked beach parties at Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos.
Sipping crisp rose at Nikki Beach, St Tropez inspired her luxe bikini collection. Kyna is inextricably bound by her love of diamond sands, sapphire seas and her unwavering desire to create the ulitimate in breathtaking swimwear designs. Kini Bikini crochet has arrived…
Kini Bikini showcased at the 2008 Rosemount Fashion week in the ‘Emerge’ section. Look out for Kini Bikini second summer range coming shortly.
Kini Bikini delivers the utmost excellence by utilizing quality cottons and elastane products. The swimsuits comprise of reinvented styles worn in the sixties and seventies, however new textile technologies have been developed, composing of 80% cotton and 20% nylon elastane, so that when wet, the swimsuit maintains it’s original contour and shape, and lasts longer.
KissinCussin is the brain-child of cousins Jess Brown and Hayley Maynard, and was founded out of passion when the girls volunteered to rebuild a small Sri Lankan village in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.
Since its conception in 2007 the print based label is already making waves on the Australian fashion scene. With an ethical foundation, KissinCussin uses local seamstresses to generate livelihoods in remote communities in Sri Lanka
With Le Specs having undergone a major comeback in 2006, credited as being the sunglass brand du jour for any discerning fashionista, there is much anticipation awaiting the new 2007 collection.
For anyone born prior to 1985, Le Specs would have been a household name. At the height of its powers, Le Specs became synonymous with all things ‘Euro Chic’. Utilising its distinctive red, white and blue French flag logo and drop-dead sexy advertising, Le Specs commanded a powerful media presence in the 80’s, enjoying an unprecedented level of brand recognition. The Le Specs name has garnered the same cult following that it did in the 80s not only as the must-have eyewear accessory, but as a true trend-setter in the wider fashion industry.
The 2007 Le Specs collection is retrospective of the original 80’s frames as well as more contemporary styles reigniting its signature trend-setting pace. Wayfarers, Plastic Aviators, Flat lens variations, and Annie Hall styles are signature to the collection with the colour palette of pastel pinks and yellows, sitting alongside fluoro blue, pinks and purples. New to this years collection are detailed temples and arms in 80s reference prints with frames for both men and women. All frames are fitted with either polarised or acrylic lenses.
Le Specs has received an astounding amount of editorial and Press since its launch in July. Publications such as Marie Claire, Russh, Madison, Shop Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Sunday Fashion supplements Sunday Life consistently feature frames and editorial on the brand.
Launching with a sizzling summer collection for 2010 is Lisa Kelly Swimwear’s.
A colour palette drawn straight from the Mediterranean infused with an ancient Tsar’s opulent jewels combining hot lavas, rich purples, hues of green and citric orange to create that decadent mix.
This collection is sure to excite all women out there for an “endless summer” of spritz and passion.
Using original, exclusive prints, silk fabrics and embellished detailing, Lucette is a dress-up box of feathers, beads, and embellished silk – an eclectic boho style that is glamorous, strong and modern. Feminine pieces juxtaposed with hard-edged pieces create a rock romance vibe.
Taken from the Spanish word ‘Luce’ meaning ‘to shine’, Lucette works to enhance a wardrobe with colour and detail while maintaining a modern relaxed style. Meeting and travelling to lake Como in Italy and visiting the fabric fairs in Milan together years ago, Angela Backshell and Tracy Miller, the creative duo behind the brand Lucette, formed a friendship and the beginnings of a business partnership.
Angela established the “young woman’s fashion floor” for David Jones, buying (and helping launch) Natasha, Alice McCall, Sass and Bide among others, becoming a key influential figure in Australian Fashion at the time. Angela has worked since in various head of Design Roles.
Graduating from East Sydney tafe with a fashion design diploma over 10 years ago, Tracy stepped straight into the role designing for Pierucci, followed by Marcs and Apparel Group. Gaining skills in all areas of the trade and travelling overseas to International fabric fairs.
Together their combined skills complement each other and they have collaborated to create a fashionably affordable collection. The girls love to scour thrift stores and markets across the globe to inspire the collections.
Australian contemporary jewellery designer, 28 year old Lydia-Jane Saunders is the creator and producer of her self-titled label.
Lydia has always had a love of fashion and accessories. She started a jewellery label at 20 years of age before relocating to London to be a Fashion Stylist. Whilst Lydia is now back home and regarded as one of Sydney’s great stylists, it was only a natural leap back into jewellery. She believes a career in Styling and Jewellery very much complement each other.
Her label is inspired by her love of the fine things in life and her exceptional eye for detail. Throughout her life Lydia has been fortunate enough to live in Sydney, London and Luxembourg. These experiences and travel have helped develop her creative flair and eye for beauty.
‘Lydia’ jewels are handcrafted by Lydia and her assistant Nicole, using beautiful semi precious stones, precious gems, Swarovski crystals and vintage treasures sourced from around the world. Her pieces are innovative and inspirational, designed with the utmost quality in mind. A lot of thought is put into designing each piece and as a result Lydia jewels are loved for their individuality, craftsmanship and exquisite beauty.
Her first foray back into jewellery is a fusion of fairytale inspiration and intricate floral charms. Lydia Jewels ‘Rose is a Rose’ collection is the essence of glamour.
The divine collection of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are vibrant while remaining gracefully chic.The Lydia Jewels collection reminds the wearer of a bygone era where fairytales and secret gardens were not just an element of the imagination. Chain and antique accents along with dreamy feminine features represent a world where glam goth and old romance collide. Pieces from the ‘Rose is a Rose’ collection conjour memories of vintage glamour.
For keepsake pieces reminiscent of your most precious heirlooms, go to the Lydia Jewels e-Boutique.
Lydia Jewels offers an in house custom-made service, for those special occasions. Whether it is your wedding, engagement party, hens night, formal, twenty-first, fourtieth or you simply have that dream piece of jewellery in mind. Please join Lydia at her studio in Surry Hills, Sydney for a glass of bubbly and a consultation. You can also host a Lydia Jewels jewellery party. For more information please contact us on
Maise evokes an effortless and unpretentious style. With one foot in tailoring and the other in street, taking extremes and pushing them together – masculine and feminine, tailored and street, dark and sweet.
Maise designer Claire Greaves began her career at the internationally renowned Top Shop. This influential period enabled her to strike out on her own when she returned to Australia – and so began Maise in 2006, the name ‘Maise’ stemming from a childhood nickname.
The first collection was built around a core of signature denim pieces. The following seasons will see the progression of an expanding fashion line on top of the ever-popular denim range.
Maise has been featured in glossy publications including US Nylon, Sportswear Int. Cookie, Glamcult Paris, Australian Vogue, Marie Claire, Madison, In Style, The Melbourne Magazine. With features in pagesonline, Frankie, The Cool Hunter and Russh. Maise has been hailed as a label to watch.
Mary-Kyri Shoes has developed a reputation for producing beautiful, unique, high fashion stilettos that are also extremely comfortable. In Australia and New Zealand her designs are stocked in prestigious boutiques and department stores alongside Marc Jacobs, Versace, Salvatore Feragamo, and Chloe.
They have featured in Australia’s top fashion magazines including; Vogue Australia, Instyle, Black and White, Curve and Who Weekly. She also has celebrities clamouring for a pair of her heels, including Princess Mary of Denmark, Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett. Mary-Kyri sale has been represented at www.threadpeople.com.au
The Mezi label was established 4 years ago by sisters Adva and Tal who have always had an interest in unique jewellery designs. Raised with a family background in jewellery design; establishing a label was a natural progression. “Our work and designs have always been an expression of our personalities and our exotic background, we felt that there was a need in the market for high-end fashion jewellery with no compromise to quality or design”.
Over the years, Adva and Tal acquired a greater knowledge of jewellery and its design. Travelling and studying jewellery has enabled them to broaden their insight into the world of jewellery and fashion. It wasn’t long before the girls’ infatuation with jewellery led them to their dream on the path to create their own unique collection.
Beautiful destinations inspire Adva and Tal to create a certain feel that is adapted to our collection and designs. The lifestyle of character-filled exotic destinations is often inspirational to our designing influence.
Mezi jewellery is all about bringing fashion to the everyday girl. We encourage her to adopt a bold statement look and team it with a pair of jeans and flats; or accessorise a glamorous gown – making the look her own. We bring to the market a wide variety of both timeless traditional and cutting-edge styles that are versatile, memorable and fashion forward.
Mogil is what happened when designer Gil Cowen took a chance, believed in her abilities and of course, took responsibility for her long held dream of one day becoming an Accessories Designer for her own leather goods range.
Beginning life eight years ago on a borrowed $1000 as a small 10 piece range of leather bags and belts that Gil pieced together during the hours away from her full time job, the Mogil range now extends across shoes, boots and overnight travel accessories. Not limited to success in Australia, Mogil has been steadily expanding into designer stores all over the world including Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Asia.
It’s the instantly recognisable utilitarian, classic style met with a raw toughness that is Mogil’s signature style. Featuring unique buckle applications, blended skin finishes and detailed construction, each piece becomes an instant classic.
Olga Berg is a name synonymous with contemporary style, quality, and fashion-forward thinking. A keen purveyor of “must have” handbags for day and evening, the company has garnered favour with the discerning fashion set since its inception in 1995.
Dynamic husband and wife management and design duo Mark and Kelly Lippman have been at the helm since 1998. This creative collaboration has proven successful in reinvigorating the brand, with Olga Berg emerging as the leading supplier of evening and day bags to the accessory savvy Australian market.
The key to this phenomenal success stems from Kelly’s talent for instinctively interpreting international trends to produce an opulent and luxurious range of covetable statement bags for the sartorially trend focused clientele, whilst respecting the founder Olga Lippman’s vision and embracing the brand’s rich heritage.
Olga Berg evening bags feature opulent fabrics and intricate unexpected finishes, whilst the day range follows the mantra of less is more showcasing modern, sleek and uber sophistication designs.
The collections are cutting edge yet timeless and above all reflect today’s quintessential need for glamour.
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are the co-founders of the downtown boutique Opening Ceremony. Leon and Lim, former luxury retail executives who met as students at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993, have opened shops in both New York and Los Angeles. The store’s eclectic edit of labels — a mix of young and established designers, including the boutique’s eponymous line — started as a retail take on the Olympics, pairing U.S. designers with 15 international offerings for a competition of sales. Lim and Leon’s global approach to fashion has widened the international influence of designers from Sweden, Brazil, Germany, and Hong Kong.
All the shoes are designed by Creative Director Humberto Leon and specializes in creative yet clean-lined booties, sandals, and heels that are truly pieces of modern art.
WEARING WHAT THEY SELL From left, staff members Olivia Kim in Chloë Sevigny; Lindsey Caldwell in Opening Ceremony and a Stetson; Ian Wilson in Opening Ceremony.
Luxury fabrics and embellished evening dresses are the signature style of Sydney-based fashion designer Rachel Gilbert. Following her design study in Sydney, Rachel Gilbert went on to work with Lisa Ho and Morrisey. Following her big break in New York stitching up a range for it-girl Nicky Hilton, Rachel returned to Sydney to establish her own label.
Loved by the likes of Natalie Bassingthwaite and Taylor Swift, Rachel Gilbert’s frocks are the party-perfect pieces favoured by girls-in-the-know the world over.
Working alongside the best of Australian fashion designers, Gilbert’s career from her days attending Sydney’s prestigious The Whitehouse Institute of Design, has moved through many phases, from working with Lisa Ho to women’s wear designer for Morrisey.
All past collections, friends and fashion mentors as well as the many hours working with the finest fabrics, and the nation’s best creatives have contributed to the Rachel Gilbert Sydney collection showing at the 2007 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.
Thread People members have access to her 08/09 collections at up to 80% off RRP. Click Here to shop the sale.
Since those early heady days of 2003 when the Scorah Pattullo collection was sold exclusively in the London stores, Frances and Rikke have worked together tirelessly (with only your happiness in mind) to produce consistently beautiful, original, and truly directional collections that can now be bought the whole world over.
Their shoes, boots and footwear have been seen on the pages of ‘Vogue’ and strutting down the catwalk of hip designer and Central St Martins golden boy Marios Schwab. Victoria Beckham is among the celebrity fans
Their shoes, boots and footwear have been seen on the pages of ‘Vogue’ and strutting down the catwalk of hip designer and Central St Martins golden boy Marios Schwab. Victoria Beckham is among the celebrity fans
Winter ‘09 SALE! So every girls favorite has dropped. Shakuhachi has delivered its first online sale drop for winter 09. So girls come take a look before it disappears! This sale has some amazingly cute and hot dresses.
Jessie White’s Shakuhachi is an established and increasingly formidable force in the world of fashion design. Her distinctive style and sophisticated modern designs have her at the forefront of her trade.
Recent Shakuhachi collections have seen jessie mature the label to focus primarily on beautifully tailored garments, with clever detailing and distinctive prints with silhouettes that are both functional and incrediblt feminine. Shakuhachi garments and prints are original and stylish and imbued with a relaxed sophistication.
A label for everyone who adores one of Australia’s leading brands: The Cassette Society, where Street meets a High-Fashion label on a vintage nostalgia mixed with a decidedly contemporary, cutting-edge look
Beginning as an 80s-inspired label in 2005 The Cassette Society has been growing and changing since. This season founder and designer Katie Biz has (along with Fanny Rickards) followed suit on a lot of winter trends.
There’s a bunch of distressed denim, acid wash, tie-dye and tartan. Lots of tartan. The long-sleeved dresses (both the tartan and denim) are treats and even though a lot of the collection is less brave than previous ranges, it’s sure to sell like hotcakes.
This Is Genevieve is the self-named label by Sydney-based fashion designer Genevieve Er, with designs that are simplistic yet elegant and for every occasion.
With This Is Genevieve’s modern signature prints, unique silhouettes, detailed stitching, intricate hand beading and appliqué, Genevieve’s designs are easily worn and beautiful without being over the top.
Ths Is Genevieve’.
After being launched in Europe and America, it hasn’t taken long from Milan-based
Grimoldi’s VaBene division of acrylic watches to land in Australia. It’s Superstar style in a variety of colours. Think Rolex with a clear band. A high fashion water proof watch made for Australia. The brand is already stocked in the best department stores worldwide.
Zoe Sernack, is an artist, who has been exhibiting for the last 12 years around Australia.
Within the last 10 years she has also been a buyer/designer of accessories for boutiques in Sydney and she soon realized her love for creating jewellery in an artistic way. Shop ZM925 right now by clicking here
ZM is a high end quality jewellery label inspired by subcultures, this differentiates ZM jewellery from other mainstream labels.Many subcultures can be seen to be constantly evolving, and Zoe succeeds to remain one step ahead of the dominant culture.ZM jewellery provides a constant stream of styles and ideas which are different, kooky, fun and of high quality.
All highly detailed pieces are guaranteed sterling silver, and stamped with 925. Also certain pieces are avaliable in 14 carat gold plate. Whether you are a sneaker freaker or a girly girl or just simply want something different from the norm, you’ll find something for you in the ZM range. ZM jewellery is limited in quantity and highly sort after by both boys and girls.