Saturday, 22 November 2008

The Sydney Fashion Design Studio End Of Year Parade

The Sydney Institute Fashion Design Studio showcased its students innovative designs for its annual end of year parade at the Carriageworks last Wednesday night.

The parade was very impressive featuring streetwear, eveningwear, swimwear and tailoring from all three stages of the Institute’s intensive course.

Sydney definitely is a creative breeding ground for up and coming designers, I would personally buy some of the outfits that went down the catwalk.

Below are some of my favorite creations from the show.

The People

Monday, 17 November 2008

Style Inspiration - Sheer & Shiny

Get into interesting textures this season by layering sheers or injecting some embellished pieces.

Sonia Rykiel



Sonia Rykiel

Christopher Kane


Monday, 10 November 2008

Amy Kaehne, The Darkness Beyond Collection - Winter 09

Recently I caught up with the lovely and talented Amy Kaehne to check out her Winter 09 collection and to find out what has inspired her dark yet beautiful designs.

Amy - My inspiration for winter is actually a continuation from summer, Tim Burton with a main focus on contradictions, dark vs light, feminine vs structured, It’s about finding the beauty in darkness.

The collection is influenced mainly from my childhood growing up in NewZealand. I lived near the West Coast where the sand on the beach is black (see the movie THE PIANO then you will know what I mean), the beaches on the West Coast have a spooky/scary element to them but are magically beautiful with their rugged shorelines and angry waves and still to this day take my breath away, hauntingly beautiful......