Fashion Record

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

T-World Magazine

T-World. Issue 1
T-World is a 'magazine of t-shirt culture'. Launched in June 2006, the T-World sets out to represent t-shirt design and its surrounding subculture.T-World is published bi-annually.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Order and Progress - Annual Courtyard Sale 2009

Order and Progress Annual Courtyard Sale 2009
Order and Progress are holding their annual Courtyard Sale at Level Courtyard (between Metropolis & Someday) Curtin House, 252 Swanston street, Melbourne. The Courtyard sale runs Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January 2009, 11am to 6pm each day.

Order and Progress


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Camouflage Magazine

Camouflage Magazine Launch Issue October 2008
In October 2008, US based design firm Tank Design launched Camouflage Magazine.

Issue One of Camouflage Magazine is dedicated to our fascination with the Shoe. Features in Issue One includes: Interviews with photographer Bela Borsodi and shoe designer Charlotte Dellal(her label Charlotte Olympia), work from artists such as Peter Clark, Stina Persson and Matthew Feyld;Profiles include Kate Lamphear(Elle US) and shoe designer Wells Stellberger(his label Heutchy).

The Camouflage magazine look is elegant and unique in its combination of design, art, photography, illustration and feature writing as well as its smaller 165cmx232cm format.

A bi-annual publication, Camouflage is distributed in the US, UK, Canada, France, Australia.

Bela Borsodi
Charlotte Olympia
Peter Clark
Stina Persson
Matthew Feyld
Wells Stellberger
Tank Design

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Carl Kapp

Carl Kapp Flower Dress Red SS08
Carl Kapp Half Moon dress SS08
Drawing from his first job as a patternmaker, and projects for Kenzo and Donna Karan International in Milan and Trent Nathan in Sydney, Carl Kapp started his own label in Australia with Autumn/Winter 2006. A native of South Africa, Kapp graduated in Clothing Design from Durban's Natal Technikon in 1990.

Each Kapp garment combines simplicity, quiet confidence, and a soft draping balanced with structured tailoring. Natural fibres like wool, silk, cotton and cashmere also feature. Pieces from Kapp's SS08 collection include Flower dress, and Half Moon dress (pictured above)

Carl Kapp stockists include: KJ's Laundry in London (74 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2PW) and Becker Minty Woman in Sydney (Corner Macleay St & Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, Sydney). The Carl Kapp online store opened in August 2008.

Carl Kapp
Becker Minty Woman
KJ's Laundry

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Made in Britain

Made In Britain by Catherine McDermott
Design historian Catherine McDermott provides an insight on the history and highlights of British fashion with "Made In Britain"(Octopus Publishing Group, 2002).

Made In Britain discusses British fashion from the perspective of historical influences, tailoring, traditional fabrics, evening glamour, rebellion and subversion. British street style, bespoke tailoring, British royalty and Celebrity are some of the other highlights of British fashion that are considered. The revival/rebrand of labels like Burberry, Aquascutum and Jaeger are also described.

Made In Britain also showcases the impact of designers such as Timothy Everest, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westward and John Galliano.

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Remaking Fashion

The "Remaking Fashion" exhibition at the National Gallery Victoria(NGV) in Melbourne examines an emerging aesthetic "where elements of clothing construction have become components of design". Hidden elements such as fasteners or foundation materials, or processes such as basting or raw hems have become part of the aesthetic appeal of the garment.

The collection draws on the NGV's collection of Pierre Cardin toiles, used in the 1960's to make Pierre Cardin dresses for the Australian market.

The exhibition also features contemporary examples of the aesthetic by designers such as Rei Kawakubo (Comme de Garçons), Maison Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang and John Galliano.

Remaking Fashion is located at Level 2 Myer Fashion and Textiles Gallery, NGV International at 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne from Friday 26th September 2008 to Sunday 19 April 2009.

NGV Remaking Fashion

Remaking Fashion John Galliano dress no.39 for Christian Dior
CHRISTIAN DIOR, Paris couture house
est. 1946
John GALLIANO designer
born Gilbraltar 1960, emigrated to England 1966, worked in France 1991–
Dress no.39 2000 spring–summer, made 2003, The Tramp collection
silk, paint, lacquer, metal, viscose, nylon, paint
224.2 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Norma and Stuart Leslie, Governors, 2002

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Jessica Alba and Campari Calendar 2009

Campari Calendar August 2009 Jessica Alba
Campari celebrated the 10th anniversary of its calendar with its global "Club Campari" campaign, starring Jessica Alba (August 2009 pictured above).

Alba is captured as the glamarous "Femme Fatale" of Club Campari, in a limited release calendar by Mario Testino (only 9,999 copies per calendar are ever produced), and in a TV ad by director Jean Paul Goude.

The first Campari calendar came out in 2000. Previous stars of the calendar include Eva Mendes(2008) and Salma Hayek (2007).


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