Fashion Record

Monday, January 28, 2008


Replay - A Talk
Replay was founded by Claudio Buziol in the 1980s, in the green hills of the Veneto region, Italy. It was there that Buziol began the design innovations with denim that Replay is now noted for.

Italian clothing company Fashion Box Group took the label global, with Replay now sold in over 50 nations.

In 1990 Replay started its 'Store Concept Project', creating distinctive store design with the themes of 'Real, authentic, material'(Barcelona, Wien and Paris stores featured).

Replay store Barcelona
Replay Store Wien
Replay Store Paris
The Replay Collectors brand was launched in 2006 to celebrate 25 years of Replay. Its intention is to continue the tradition of innovation with limited edition ranges. Its first garment is the Replay Organic Blue Jeans - jeans made from completely organic cotton hand-treated with abrasives and even rinsed in an infusion of flowers and essential oils to give them the 'lived-in' look.

Fashion Box Group also hold the brands We are Replay(innovative menswear and womenswear with a nod to 'vintage' style) and Replay and Sons(childrenswear).

At online you can find out more about Replay, preview the various brands, or find your local Replay stockist.

Australian stockists include Delirium Fashion Wear(433A King Street, Newtown, NSW 02 9519 3311) and Barbas (1/450 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC 03 9827 4100)

We Are Replay
Replay and Sons

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Man About Town

Man About Town Magazine Issue1 Cover
Man About Town Magazine p1
Man About Town p2
The Issue Statement of Man About Town magazine: "Man About Town is dedicated to the people who influence us, those who create, produce and inspire our Culture. This magazine is not mere overview. We don't simply touch on subjects, but rather tell the entire story by delving deeply into Fashion, Business and the Arts in order to provide a complete and distinctive view."

Issue 1 (Autumn 2007/2008) includes: interviews with Ryan Phillippe, John Varvatos(menswear designer), Paul Arden(legendary creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi and author of "Its' Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want To Be", reviews of 'The Best Seller'(fragrance), 'Assembled by Hand'(Dolce & Gabbana shoes),'Upon Closer Inspection'(IWC Da Vinci watch), 'The Anniversary'(40 years of Polo Ralph Lauren) and interview with Sylvia Fendi(designer).

You can visit to preview Issue 1 and find out a bit more about the magazine. Man About Town is published bi-annually, out of the UK.

Man About Town


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shona Joy

Shona Joy Summer Second Summer p1
Shona Joy Second Summer p2
The collections of Shona Joy's self titled label are the fusion of her fine arts background with her passion for textiles and fashion. Joy began in the fashion industry working as a design assistant for Charlie Brown and freelancing for Marcs before starting the Shona Joy label in 2000.

One of Joy's early breakthroughs was her success with a collection of limited edition T-shirts produced with her 'art in fashion' design aesthetic. Soon after their appearance in London's Portabello Road and local Bondi and Paddington markets, boutiques like Corner Shop, Capital L, Orson & Blake and Cactus Jam were taking up her label. Shona Joy was propelled into the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle and Wallpaper* when during a visit to Australia, Christy Turlington claimed to be a big fan of the t-shirt collection and bought one in every colour.

Since 2003, Joy has been developing and expanding her collections, including an emphasis of exclusive print designs on luxe fabrics. Her S/S 07/08 collection 'Ms Lulu Bett goes to Town' is inspired by movies of the 60's and 70's. Themes include 'Easy Rider' denim pieces, pared back 'Norma Jean' pieces, Sophia Dress, playful Fan Halter dresses and Singlet dresses plus a t-shirt gallery with kitsch Australiana imagery.

You can find out more about Shona Joy online at, visit your local Shona Joy stockist - or if you are at Bondi Beach you can even visit the flagship Shona Joy store at 85 Gould St, Bondi Beach (+61 2 9300 6888)

Shona Joy
The Corner Shop
Orson and Blake

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Acne Paper

Acne Paper magazine is about 'personal stories and the essence behind the creative process'. It mixes portrait, fashion and art photography, interviews and more in a large format. Each issue is produced with a chosen theme.

The theme of Issue 5 (featured) is 'Elegance'. It includes interviews with: Hubert De Billy & Edouard Cossy (of Pol Roger Champagne), Terence Koh(artist), Manolo Blahnik(legendary shoe designer) and Kengo Kuma (architect and gardener).

Acne Paper is a collaboration between Acne Jeans(fashion), Acne Film(Commercials and Feature Films), Acne Digital(web production) and Acne Creative(building client brands), all part of a creative collective started in 1996 in Stockholm, Sweden. Acne Jr(childrens toys and characters) is a more recent addition to the Acne collective.

Acne Paper is published twice a year.

Acne Paper
Acne Jeans
Acne Film
Acne Jr
Acne Digital
Acne Creative

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Sunday, January 13, 2008


When Genevieve Lilley(architect and designer) and Kingsley Wallman(ex-corporate lawyer turned gemmologist) returned to Australia from their ten year stint based in London they set up Venerari, a destination for award winning bespoke and unique, fine jewellery.Rectilinear Opal DesignVenerari specialises in hard to find, interesting and rare gemstones and striking modern designs incorporating Australian opal. - to 'reinvent the opal'.

Before Venerari, Kingsley was busy working for Cable and Wireless in the UK and US. These days, when he is not speaking to young, would be lawyers about alternative careers for lawyers at UNSW, Kingsley Wallman runs Venerari.KINGSLEY-WALLMAN-AND-GENEVIEVE-LILLEYGenevieve has her own architectural firm – Genevieve Lilley Architects – on top of her design role at Venerari. Lilley worked, in London, with architect David Chipperfield before setting up her own practice.

You can have a preview of some of the fine work of Venerari online at or visit their store at Shop 13, Strand Arcade, 412 George St, Sydney (02 9222 9797)



Monday, January 07, 2008

Miss Wong

Miss Wong is a fashion boutique located at Te Aro in Wellington, NZ. Miss Wong stocks a range of local and international labels, including: Juliette Hogan, Love Lies Bleeding, Nyne, Workshop Denim, Keucke and Mesop.

Accessories available include pieces from: Steven Shein and Madame Fancy Pants

Visit the Miss Wong site for more information about 'What Miss Wong Says', or better yet go the store at 14 College St, Te Aro, Wellington, NZ (ph: 64 801 9902)

Miss Wong
Juliette Hogan
Love Lies Bleeding
Workshop Denim

Steven Shein
Madame Fancy Pants

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake magazine was launched in February 2006 (during London Fashion Week), designed as an opportunity for up and coming new talent in fashion, photography, stylists, hairstyling and makeup to show their work.

Let Them Eat Cake is a combination of commissioned works, articles on designers and photographers, and interviews with industry professionals. Let Them Eat Cake is published quarterly from the UK.

You can have a preview of the magazine at Let Them Eat Cake site or have a look for it at your local newsagent.

Let Them Eat Cake


Adidas Originals Festival Competition

Adidas Originals is running a competition - an online game for you to create the 'most epic music festival ever'.

On, you follow the prompts to:

1. Select a Venue
2. Book Bands
3. Get Creative(create the festival poster)
4. Get a Crowd - get friends to vote for your festival

The prize is an opportunity go to the Berlin Festival in 2008.

The graphic style of the game looks (and sounds) like a cartoon style 80's video game (see booking the band screenshot above).

Go to for a closer look at the competition.

Originals Festival