Fashion Record

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


John and Theo Poulakis are brothers that own the Harrolds group of menswear stores in Melbourne and Sydney. They are featured in the March 07 issue of AFR Boss. Harrolds specialises in luxury menswear, including gear from Brioni, Caruso, Dunhill, Pal Zileri and Paul Smith. Visit their flagship store in Melbourne at 101 Collins Street, the Sydney store at 39 Martin Place or pick up a copy of AFR Boss Mar 07 to read more about how the brothers got their start. For a taste of the Harrolds experience, click here for a look at their Spring 06 catalogue.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Florence Broadhurst - Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

The enigmatic Florence Broadhurst(1899-1977) has had a lot more press in recent times. Theres been a revival of her work by international designers, a retrospective of her work at the Powerhouse Museum, a movie of her by Gillian Armstrong ('Unfolding Florence: The colourful life of Florence Broadhurst', in 2006), and her latest (authorised) biography, 'Florence Broadhurst - Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives', by Helen O'Neil.

Her early life began with a career as a singer and then in the arts, taking her to Asia and in turn, England. She made her mark back in Australia with dazzling designs in the areas of fashion, interior design and graphic design. She was also known as a notable socialite in Sydney high society.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pretty Dog - Newtown, Sydney

Visited Pretty Dog on 1a Brown Street in Newtown the other day. Pretty Dog has been a feature of the Newtown fashion scene for years and has a great reputation for stocking up and coming designers. Pretty Dog includes gear from Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Cohen et Sabine, Jemma Jube and a whole lot more.

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Stella McCartney's Collection for Target - Available on Monday

Not long to go before Stella McCartney's collection for Target Australia will be available in Target stores around Australia (March 12). There is some speculation about what its going to be like at Target on Monday morning. To have a look at the collection, go to Designers For Target. For more info about what you might expect at Target on Monday, check the SMH online.

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Student Fashion - Sydney

The Powerhouse Museum are holding their annual Student Fashion Exhibition. Three top Sydney graduating students have a selection of their garments on display: Kim Deters(Sydney Instutute of Design, Ultimo), Amy Yong(Whitehouse Institute of Design) and Sophie McGinn (University of Technology, Sydney)
For more information about this exhibition, click on the Powerhouse Museum site, or head down for a look. The exhibition runs from Feb 17 to Jun 3.


Saturday, March 03, 2007


Artechoke is a Melbourne based fashion project to create and sell limited edition funky t-shirts (and they are). Artechoke offer 2 ranges of t-shirts: The 'BANALITY' range, and the 'KOKO' range, for both 'guys and dolls'. You can find their t-shirts in stores around Melbourne. Go to the Artechoke site for a look at their t-shirts and stockist info.


T-Bar Retail Stores Growing

T-Bar is a t-shirt retail concept, launched in 2006 by founders Andrea Vidal and Oliver Tilsley. T-Bar aims to fill a gap in the market for reasonably priced, well made t-shirts. T-bar engages local artists and designers for new designs, and all the t-shirts are sold in a bar-like fitout.
T-Bar's flagship store is in Melbourne Central, with a second store imminent at Highpoint Shopping Centre(also Melbourne).
You won't catch any T-Bar advertising for now - T-Bar is promoted(successfully) by word of mouth, and through some product placement. T-Bar is also planning a national design competition for May '07.
Have a look at T-Bar at Melbourne Central.

Melbourne Central

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Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane is an international fitness clothing brand, launched in Queensland in 1990. There are already 30 stores in Australia (with additional stores throughout Asia Pacific) and will launch across the UK in the next 2 years. Lorna Jane have also collaborated with Skechers in the USA to produce a limited edition Lorna Jane shoe, due to be launched sometime in 2007. For more information about Lorna Jane, click on the site. It includes an online store, articles and a look at the latest Lorna Jane campaigns.


From Bikinis to Couture - Fashion Photography Exhibition at MLC Centre

The MLC Centre in Sydney will be holding a Fashion Photography Exhibition, from 14-30 March. The exhibition will featuring 20 of Australia's leading and upcoming fashion photographers. Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition prints will go to Sydney Children's Hospital, in Randwick. For more information have a look at Destination Fashion.

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