April, Aaron and Declan are passionate about sustainability. Driven by their combined entrepreneurial spirit and desire to combat fast fashion, the team's business launch couldn’t come at a better time.
The Melbourne made Radical Yes capsule features two pairs of ‘Cosmic Wonder’ sandals, both handcrafted in Abbotsford, and they’re consistent with the brand's mission to minimise waste and push boundaries with one silhouette.
Katie-Ann Houghton is a nationally recognised glass artist. She’s worked alongside some of the industry’s most renowned both locally and internationally, and three of her pieces are part of Australia’s National Glass Art Collection.
Sticks + Stone is not your average fashion label; in a world where fast fashion and petrochemical fabrics are the norm, Jacky Stickler cuts through the crap, delivering an ethical and sustainable label with a conscious.
In our competitive and fast-paced industry, a great design alone doesn’t cut it anymore, and for success and longevity in fashion, the formula is simple: guts, hard work, and a serious business strategy.
Choosing just one piece to call my favourite from the Lucy Ceramics range of handmade jewellery is a tough decision. Designer Lucy Patrone has entwined all of my favourite things in a cohesive collection of earrings and necklaces with delicate details, dangles and drops, gold and glittering embellishment, pastels and pretty patterns.
Heidi Helyard was always destined for a future in the arts. With an accomplished potter for a grandmother and a multi-medium artist for a mother, it’s hardly surprising that Heidi has crafted a 14-year career as a successful fibre artist and a self-employed graphic designer.
Julie Goodwin is one busy woman. On top of running her own business, creating bespoke garments for her clientele, and consulting with brides and their entourages, Julie also teaches the art of couture to the next generation of designers at Fashion Masters in Melbourne twice a week.
Simone Farrugia is a stylist, designer, creative consultant, and fashion’s greatest fan. Her roll-call of clients could make any blogger blush, and she’s worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Westfield, Emporium Melbourne, Chadstone, David Jones, Universal Music and Warner Bros.
The art of screen-printing is no new one; some Japanese printed fabrics date back to 221 AD. Europeans commercialised the technique in the 17th Century, and now, our modern textile industry is dominated by digitally printed fabrics and mass-producing machinery systems.
Our skin is subject to damaging effects year-round; we’re a country that loves the sun a little too much, and we’re notorious for our celebratory lifestyle. The skin is our biggest organ, and the brightness, lightness and condition of it, is a tell-tale of the lives we live.
The Brisbane fashion scene is evolving. Five years ago, it was a city that fashion students moved away from to hunt for their careers in Melbourne or Sydney, but now, it’s home to some of the country’s best labels and innovative fashion start-ups.
Courtney Holm always knew that she would work in fashion, it was simply a matter of time before she would work out how, so when the idea behind a transparent fashion label came to her in 2016, she was determined to see it through.