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Category Archives: emerging designer
Radical Yes! continue to tear forth in their very own gorgeous, styley direction!
In many ways they are pioneers of the independent fashion world where they produce at will, offering limited edition collections of shoes, sunglasses, bags (and I have no doubt MUCH more!) which are presented constantly with a disregard to traditional fashion “seasons” and the demands of the wider retail community. This means their pace is fast, their collaborations are frequent and the best thing; the quality, small run products can be collected!!!! (well…that’s what I tell myself!)
In this post we look at their new style of sunglasses ( in addition to super lightweight, round debut style I can’t take off!) and the cool concept behind it.
“Collaboration is also a massive part of what we do at Radical Yes. We love the energy that ‘real people’ with amazing stories can bring to a campaign. We like seeing how people interpret our products and make them their own. So to showcase our latest sunglasses collection, and in the spirit of great things happening in twos, we brought together some of our favourite creative teams who are made up of partners, sisters and friends and Agnieszka Chabros shot them for us!
This includes Andy Paltos & Sarah Gilsenan, to the rest of the world, the uber cool creative brains behind Rollas Jeans, but to us our dear longtime friends. Our most favourite and radically stylish French teacher, Julia Pound and her close friend and children’s book author, Samone Bos. And our newest friends and radical collaborators (more about that soon) Laurinda & Fatuma Ndenzako, the sisters behind Collective Closets.”
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Radical Yes!
Photography by Agnieszka Chabros
But, just in time for the summery rotation of bed linen….we can all welcome ‘Second Skin’, a big juicy range of duvets, sheets and pillow cases in colour ways that quite frankly; never do and never will disappoint!
Designer Emma Rutherford is an expert in that epic “sweet and sour” mixing of colour and as a personal fan of slightly muddier tones I always do an excited dance when deciding what awesome mix of colour vs pattern I could achieve this time!
I have a hunch that there is a great deal more on the way from this brilliant, independent Australian brand so stay tuned. But in the mean time, I can’t recommend their snappy, ultra crisp cotton more if I tried.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Fictional Objects
Photography by Jessica Maurer
Hunting for George continue on their path to be your one-stop-shop for quality Australian design, art and homeware. They really are the champion of the independent designer and have slotted themselves in there too!
Their new collection; ‘Clifton’ is inspired by summers spent in the sleepy Tasmanian, seaside town of the same name, as remembered by co-founders/sisters; Lucy Glade Wright and Jo Harris.
“I wanted this collection to represent everything we love about Summer holidays. Our fondest memories are from our holiday’s spent at Clifton Beach. Extremely understated and surrounded by nature. I wanted our designs to reflect the simplicity and calm energy of that time.”
Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder.
This understated approach feels good. No need to shout, no need to launch into attention grabbing prints – instead a softness and focus on actual everyday living for the laid back.
Interceded into the imagery below are also features of their latest offering of prints – again, like everything curated from both their own art AND a carefully selected group of local creators.
Its a pleasure to explore! Get in there here!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Hunting for George
Art Direction // Lucy Glade Wright
Styling // Ruth Welsby
Photography // Annette O’Brien
Page Thirty Three continue on their own path – creating strong, beautiful products that really are unlike most of their kind! Consistently adding to their Ritual collection …the updates are sexy, modern and refined proving a little luxury doesn’t need to be fussy!
Explore their refined incense and oil burners (some you might not immediately recognise!), bath brews and treatments, candle packs, essential oils and even a leather pilates roller!
Welcome to the future of rewarding your senses.
All imagery supplied by and used with permission of Page Thirty Three
I only recently introduced you to the offering of fragranced room sprays, candles and reed diffusers from Wanaka based George + Edi … but it’s safe to say they most definitely have me on their band wagon now!
“A spicy resinous Cedar wood and aromatic Sandalwood with fresh citrus undertones, creative a captivating and earthy fragrance”
This is exactly what I get from the imagery. Very lush!
Head on through to explore more from this growing, local brand.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of George + Edi
Photography and styling by Greta Kenyon
Foliage supplied by Lu Diamond Flowers
You’ve all been witness to the exquisite, hand made chandeliers produced by klaylife artisans; the women in Kwazulu-Natal of South Africa. Now we have something a little smaller to covet!
klaylife has joined forces with Melbourne based; Elodie Darwish of élodie jewellery to combine their handmade beads with truly beautiful accents of gold and silver plated brass. I simply love this mix of smooth and gleaming vs soft and natural!
Enjoy the introduction below or click through to explore and buy online here.