Fashion Record

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Our Spot - online

As of 20th February 2009, OUR SPOT have chosen to operate solely as an online store, for the forthcoming season.

All the familiar Our Spot labels will be available online. Mens Spring Summer collections from Nom De Guerre, United Bamboo and Common Projects are due, with more on the way in mid March 2009.

Go to to keep up with whats on offer.

You can also contact Our Spot on ph 02 8354 0300 or

Our Spot
Nom De Guerre
United Bamboo
Common Projects

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Designer Rugs and Easton Pearson

Lexus Australia invited Designer Rugs to present their 2009 collection in collaboration with Australian fashion design duo Lydia Easton and Pamela Pearson (Easton Pearson). The venue for this exclusive preview was the Spring Racing carnival in Melbourne.

The Easton Pearson's rug collection is due to be launched in March 2009. Go to the Designer Rugs events page to see more pictures of the event.

Designer Rugs
Easton Pearson

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Nique Summer 0809 Control collection
Nique began as a design studio in Melbourne, co-founded by designers Nick and Lucy Ennis. Nique's first projects included flyers and street art for the local music scene, and related corporate work. In 1998, Nique produced its first clothing line.

Nique's summer 08/09 collection is called 'Control'. The women's collection includes oversized asymmetrical tees, drop crotch pants and ivory silk pleated dresses. Also part of the women's collection is the pixelated DNA print on 100% silk, in a range of styles.

The men's collection includes dressed down tailored shirts, raw denim shorts, check or plaid shirts, vests and the men's t-shirt prints.

Nique has 2 stores in Melbourne, Nique Basement (295 Lonsdale Street, Basement ph +613 9661 1869) and Nique Prahran (205 Chapel Street, Prahran ph +613 9510 7090). You can ask Nique about a retailer near you by contacting them via their website



Saturday, February 14, 2009

Puma and Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Puma presentation Autumn/Winter 2009 collection Milan
Alexander McQueen Puma showroom Autumn/Winter 2009 collection Milan
On 20th January 2009 Alexander McQueen and Puma presented a full collection of men's and women's apparel and accessories for Autumn/Winter 09. The collection was presented in Milan on January 2oth 2009, for Milan Men's Fashion Week. 'Power' is the reference for the new collection, combined with a seasonal theme of 'Boxing'.

Also launched with the collection was the premiere of 'Ghost', a short brand movie, directed by Saam Faramond. The film depicts a high action duel, interpreting the vision of Alexander McQueen and Puma.

Alexander McQueen

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Contemporary Japanese fashion: the Gene Sherman collection

Black coat, nylon/polyester, designed by Yohji Yamamoto, Japan, early 1990s
Black coat, nylon/polyester, designed by Yohji Yamamoto, Japan, early 1990s. Gift of Gene Sherman, 2009. Photo: Paul Green.

"I have never owned a pair of jeans. They look so uncomfortable, so thick and unyielding. I like dressing up. It transports my mind to another zone" - Gene Sherman.

Dr Gene Sherman is a former Trustee of the Powerhouse Museum and noted connoisseur, collector and wearer of fashion by leading Japanese designers.

The Contemporary Japanese fashion: Gene Sherman Collection is a selection of Dr Gene Sherman's personal collection of garments and accessories by Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto.

The collection will be on show at the Powerhouse Museum (500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney) from 28 February 2009 to 31 May 2009.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009


Limited edition Julien Meagher t-shirt
Inside Halfsleeve store launch party

Boutique streetwear store Halfsleeve had its official opening with a party on Friday 30 January 2009.

Japanese contemporary styling has influenced Halfsleeve's slick interior and their thoughtful selection of brands. Labels include Manhattan Portage (Original New York Messenger Bags), Another Inch (Sydney) Fred Perry Japan, Rocksmith Tokyo, Dissizit! (LA), Nooka watches. Labels on the way include Mishka NYC and MHI (UK).

The first series of HALFSLEEVE Artist T-shirts (limited to 20 only) was also presented during the opening. Halfsleeve also exhibited selected works from artists Julian Meagher and Nanami Cowdroy on the night.

HalfSleeve is located at Shop 3, 133 Goulburn St, Surry Hills, Sydney. (Ph 61 2 8021 0869)

Julian Meagher
Nanami Cowdroy
Manhattan Portage
Another Inch
Fred Perry Japan
Rocksmith Tokyo
Nooka watches
Mishka NYC

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Design For Humanity

Design For Humanity is a charity event by Billabong Girls, combining Fashion, Art and Music to raise money for SurfAid International (a non-profit working on improving the health and wellbeing of people living in isolated regions through community-based health programs).

Design For Humanity will be held in Sydney for the first time at The Forum on Wednesday 18 February 2009. Los Angeles and Paris have also held Design For Hummanity events.

Sydney's Design For Humanity program includes: a runway show previewing Billabong’s Summer 09 range, performances by Ashleigh Mannix , The Cassette Kids and DJs The Bag Raiders.

Find out more about the Design for Humanity event at

Design For Humanity
Billabong Girls
SurfAid International

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Yeojin Bae - Hitchcock Blonde

Leila Silk Wrap Dress-red, Sleeveless Wool Coat Dress-black

Yeojin Bae's Autumn/Winter 2009 collection is inspired by the blonde heroines of Alfred Hitchcock's movies.

Pieces include raw edge silk blouses with dipping necklines, wool angora overcoats with bias cut hem and buckled flare sleeve (in black or herringbone), and asymmetric wrap skirts in flame red chiffon.

The collection will be instore in Feburary 2009, at the Yeojin Bae Showroom (Level 1, Studio 4, 249 Chapel Street, Prahran) and at selected Boutiques and Myer stores. You can email to find a stockist near you.

Go to the Yeojin Bae website at to see pictures of the full collection.

Yeojin Bae


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Adidas 60 Years of Soles and Stripes

Adidas 60 Years of Soles and Stripes
2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic 3-Stripes mark introduced by company founder, Adi Dassler.

Adidas will celebrate “60 Years of Soles and Stripes” with product introductions all year, finished off with the ultimate House Party.

Go to to find out more about how Adidas are celebrating its anniversary, and details about the ultimate House Party.