Fashion Record

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Somedays Gallery - Gram Shoes

Gram shoes White
Gram shoes 383g
Gram shoes 381g blue leather
Gram shoes Black
Somedays Gallery winter range 2008 includes Gram shoes.

Gram is a Swedish label, launched in Stockholm in April 2005. Gram chose shoes as the focus of their first designer collection. More recently Gram has added a knitwear range.

Gram shoes "...are not intended to steal the show or force you to throw away your entire wardrobe. They are designed to blend and enhance what you are wearing at any given moment."

Gram's A/W 2008 shoe collection is "RGB & co", a range of low-tops, high tops, semis and drop tops of coated cotton or soft grain leather with tri-colour combinations.

Visit Somedays Gallery for Gram shoes and their winter range at 72B Fitzroy Street Surry Hills, or go online to to find out more about Gram.

Gram Design
Somedays Gallery

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fat Stores

52 Johnston Street Fitzroy 1998 was the start of Fat - a design store created by Bianca Wiegard, Rachael Cotra, Sarah Hamilton and Kym Purtell. Known as 'Fat 52', the store gained a reputation for Australian Avant-garde and contemporary fashion and design. Eighteen months later the 'Fat4' opened another store in at 272 Chapel Street Prahran created with an innovative interior using large format black and white Xerox and (until recently) an installed river flowing around the store. Next was Fat 3000 - a store at Melbourne's GPO, given an Art Deco meets Alice in Wonderland feel. In mid 2005 Fat 52 moved to 209 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, with interiors inspired by the imagination of Mark Ryden.

Among the labels available at the Fat Stores are: Hem and Haw (tailored silhouettes inspired by classic tailoring), Chronicles of Never (Designer Gareth Moody's own label after finishing with Ksubi), April 77 (French design denim and clothing), Criola (a collaboration between Marissa Parra and Paul Mattei), Friedrich Gray (Designer Ben Pollitt, winner of the Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards fashion section in 2007 and winner of the LMFF Designer Award at the 2008 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival), Antipodium (relaxed and cheeky styles for women) and Beat Poet (Beat Poët emerged from German label Punkt Linie Fläche in early 2005, now permanently based in Sydney).

You can visit Fat's colourful, award winning website for more info on Fat at Or visit one of the Fat stores around Melbourne at:

GPO Shop G03 250 Bourke St City, 3000 Melbourne Ph: +61 3 9662 333

Chadstone Fat store
Chadstone Shopping Centre Shop 407 1341 Dandenong Rd Chadstone, 3148 Australia Ph: +613 9569 5200

209 Brunswick St store
209 Brunswick St Fitzroy, 3065 Melbourne, Australia Ph: +61 3 9486 0391

Chapel St store
272 Chapel St Prahran, 3181 Melbourne, Australia Ph: +61 3 9510 2311

Stockist: (03) 9486 0555

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Mobile Art Exhibition for Chanel

CHANEL Mobile Art pavilion
CHANEL Mobile Art Pavilion against Hong Kong skyline
Karl Lagerfeld and Sue Jin Kang at the Chanel Mobile Art Gala Party
At the invitation of Karl Lagerfeld, twenty international artists collaborated with Chanel to create Mobile Art - an exhibition inspired by elements that give the Chanel quilted bag its identity.

Mobile Art is a three-dimensional, cinematic experience in eight sequences. Each sequence made up of one or more artist installations - all intended to be experienced within the Mobile Art Pavilion created by iconic architect Zaha Hadid for Chanel.

Artists include: Nobuyoshi Araki(Japan), Leandro Erlich(Argentina), Sophie Calle/Soju Tao (France/Japan), Wim Delvoye(Belgium), Pierre & Gilles(France) and Yoko Ono.

Located at the Star Ferry carpark, the exhibition was launched in Hong Kong on 12 March 2008 at with an Art Gala Party. Guests included Karl Lagerfeld and Sue Jin Kang (Prima Ballerina, Stuttgart Ballet, Germany, pictured), and Zaha Hadid. Chanel Mobile Art will tour from 2008 to 2010, visiting Tokyo, New York, London, Moscow and Paris.

Chanel Mobile Art
Karl Lagerfeld
Zaha Hadid

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Finding Margaret Thatcher Sexy

The Pussybow blouse is back again for Winter 08, a piece which starting in the 1940's, becoming a look favoured by PM Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s and 1980s, and made sexy by Marc Jacobs for his 04-05 AW collection.

Read about the return of the Pussybow blouse in the SMH article 'On the radar - Pussybow blouses'.


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Somedays Gallery - 'At Dusk'

The Somedays Gallery is currently showing 'At Dusk', a collection of photographs by Chris Prestidge. The photos include ocean photography and 'images inspired by life'. 'At Dusk' runs from Wednesday 5 February 08 to Monday 31 March 08.

Catch the collection at Somedays Gallery 72B Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills.

At Dusk
Somedays Gallery

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Y-3 Autumn/Winter 2008 Men's and Women's Collection

Y-3 runway
Y-3 Mens Blue
Y-3 Womens Red
On February 3 2008 at NY Fashion Week, Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas presented its Y-3 A/W 2008 Men's and Women's collection, at Pier 40. The runway was set against a 70M long wall of ice.

The Y-3 A/W 08 collection "...celebrates the achievement of the impossible and the unimaginable."

Y-3 has also chosen NY Fashion Week 2008 to launch its first NY flagship store, located at 317 West 13th Street in the Meat Packing District of Manhattan. It is opposite the new Yohji Yamamoto boutique. Both stores opened on February 5th. Y-3 will open a second New York City location in Soho in March 2008.

Yohji Yamamoto

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

adidas Originals and Diesel

adidas Originals and Diesel have collaborated to create a premium denim collection - adidas Originals Denim by Diesel.

The collection is made up of two female and two male models, presented with four different washes. Prices range from $260 AUD for the female adi-rohnary model and up to $350 AUD for the male adi-viker model. The collaboration will run over four years with new styles every season.

The concept behind the campaign is '83 original ways to successfully waste your time'. (See 'Take a Family Photo' pictured above) the campaign is continued in adidas Originals stores, online and through events.

The adidas Originals Denim by Diesel collection will be available at adidas Originals stores for Winter 2008, including the adidas Originals store at QVB in Sydney.

adidas Originals

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