Fashion Record

Monday, March 30, 2009

Alexander Wang T,PAM and Lyell at Order and Progress

Melbourne fashion boutique Order & Progress has recently announced the availability of collections from Alexander Wang, PAM, and Lyell.

T by Alexander Wang is a collection of cotton basics in the designer's "languid" style - including racer back tanks, tank dresses and classic t-shirts in a range of colours. Available instore and online at Order & Progress.
Alexander Wang cotton basics

'Magic Messages' is the new collection from PAM (Perks & Mini) an Australian design duo, known for their eclectic streetwear, accessories and more. Magic Messages is a collection of acid brights and prints. Available online at Order & Progress.
Perks and Mini Magic Messages

Lyell is the label of Emma Fletcher-Lyell, an Australian designer living in New York. Her new range includes fashion staple trench coat, black tailored jacket, and silk tops. Lyell is stocked online and in-store and Order & Progress' Melbourne store.

Order and Progress
Alexander Wang

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Simone LeAmon - 2009 Cicely and Colin Rigg Design Award Recipient

Simone LeAmon Lepidoptera chair 2008
Simone LeAmon
born Australia 1971
Lepidoptera, chair 2008
stainless steel, polyurethane, polyester
110.0 x 85.0 x 70.0 cm
Collection of the artist, Melbourne
© Simone LeAmon

National Gallery Victoria(NGV) has announced Simone LeAmon as the recipient of the 2009 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award.

The prize of AUD$30,000 was awarded to LeAmon for her chair, titled Lepidoptera(pictured).

The 2009 competition comprised the work of 14 furniture designers of contemporary seat furniture. The designs were judged by Dr Kees Dorst, Professor of Design at the faculty of Design, Architecture and Building of the University of Technology, Sydney and senior researcher at the department of Industrial Design of Eindoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

The award is a generous legacy of the late Colin Rigg (1895-1982), a former secretary of the Felton Bequests' Committee for the NGV. The award focusses on contemporary seat furniture design.

The 2009 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award is on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from Thursday 12 March to Sunday 30 August 2009. Admission to the exhibition is free.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

N.I.C.E No Comply T-shirts and Halfsleeve March Madness

Halfsleeve March Madness sale 2009
N.I.C.E Produce (Melb) have just released two fresh tees to commemorate the launch of their skateboard art exhibition - No Comply. HALFSLEEVE are the exclusive NSW stockists of these limited edition t-shirts.

It is also the last week of Halfsleeve's March Madness sale, which ends on Tuesday 31 March 2009. Up to 30% OFF selected items from 10Deep, Another Inch, Columbia JPN, Dissizit, Fred Perry JPN, Foreign Family, Ol’ Good, Reason NYC, Rocksmith Tokyo, The Heist.


Billabong Design For Humanity Sydney 2009

Billabong charity event ‘Design for Humanity’ was held in Sydney last month, a fashion show new season looks featuring US model and Sports Illustrated cover girl 2007 and 2008, Tori Praver and top Australian models like Annika Kaban.

Billabong’s catwalk show included themes like ‘Since 73′, a tribute to Billabong’s Australian surf history; ‘Pretty Tough’, a story of black, leather & glitz; ‘Rhapsody’, exhibiting deluxe boho style; and ‘Superheroes’. One-off bikinis & clothing pieces were shown alongside garments which will be available to the public next Summer.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Yeojin Bae - One Day Sale 28th March 2009

Yeojin Bae One Day Sale 28 March 2009
Yeojin Bae are having a one day sale at their Melbourne warehouse on Saturday 28th March 2009.

The range on sale will include items from Yeojin Bae's Summer 2008 collection, as well as previous season collections. Dresses will start from AUD50.00. Also on sale are European fabric remnants and trims.

You can view the collections on the Yeojin Bae website at

The sale will be located at Level 1 - 256 High Street, Prahran, Melbourne (Enter on Hornby Street), open from 8am to 4pm. There are no holds prior to sale. Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted.

Contact: Ph: 03 9529 2250 or

Yeojin Bae


Friday, March 20, 2009

“Hidden Gems” by Amelia Soegijono and Markus Van Dri

Somedays gallery Hidden Gems
On Wednesday 4th March 2009, Somedays Gallery opened the fashion photography show “Hidden Gems” by Amelia Soegijono and Markus Van Driel.

In their first photographic exhibition, Soegijono and Van Driel each present an individual series of photographs. Van Driel's imagery is reminiscent of the 50's Woman, with a contemporary edge. Soegijono's series "is concerned with the four elements and an exploration of movement, nature and narrative".

The show continues until March 30.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Collette Dinnigan - Dark Reign

Collette Dinnigan Dark Reign Autumn/Winter 2009
Collette Dinnigan Dark Reign Autumn/Winter 2009
Collette Dinnigan Dark Reign Autumn/Winter 2009
Collette Dinnigan presented her Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, titled "Dark Reign" on Wednesday 11th March 2009.

The collection was presented at Salon Marie-Antoinette on the Rue de Rivoli. The Dark Reign collection reflects Dinnigan's design style of glamour, femininity and understated elegance.

Collette Dinnigan


Monday, March 16, 2009

Division 2 - Seal Kay Jeans

Division 2 have received new Seal Kay jeans this month, as well as pinstripe and bold check versions of the tailored Toner short, new graphic t-shirts from Italy, and new washes in the Bond jean, Slater and Leader and a new biker-style Silas in an inky dark denim.

Also available at Division 2 is a selection of Summer sale items.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Master/slave Menswear
Master/slave shoes
Master/slave womenswear

Eleni Kondos and Roderick Ng are designers and co-founders of fashion labelMaster/slave, starting the label after meeting at a costume(theatre, film and millinery) course at Sydney Institute of Technology in 2004.

Master/slave draws on a widerange of design experience to create their garments and shoes. Their experience includes designer made-to-measure tailoring, theatre, photography, makeup artistry and styling.

Master/slave has gone from strength to strength, designing for celebrity and corporate clients, featuring in print, music videos and on television shows such as Australia's Next Top Model and So You Think You Can Dance.

Master/slave have kindly given Fashion Record 10 AUD$50 vouchers to give away. Please email us your name and postal address and the first 10 readers to respond will receive a voucher.



Monday, March 09, 2009

David Jones AW 09

David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09

David Jones officially launched its 2009 Autumn/Winter Season on the morning of Wednesday 11th February, at the Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park, Sydney.
The Autumn/Winter season was Miranda Kerr's first as David Jones Fashion Ambassador. Autumn Winter 09 collections showcased at the Hordern Pavillion included: Akira, Alannah Hill, Anna Thomas, Calibre, Collette Dinnigan, Ginger and Smart, Gorman, Thurley and Zimmerman. Lisa Ho created the opening and Sass&Bide completed the finale.

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

MLC - From Barely There to Wondrous Exhibition

MLC Centre From Barely There to Wondrous Beach
From Barely There to Wondrous - jet
The MLC Centre will launch its 3rd fashion photography exhibition on Tuesday 24th March, 2009. Titled "From Barely There to Wondrous" (with florals and tulle in between), the exhibition features works by 21 Australian photographers including Derek Henderson, Georges Antoni, Richard Bailey, Carlotta Moye and Simon Lekias.

The public can view the exhibition during business hours on the fashion level of the MLC Centre, from Wednesday 25th March to Wednesday 8th April 2009. Limited edition prints are on sale for AUD$750.00. Profits will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

MLC Destination Fashion


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Chronicles of Never - Black Noise White Rain sale

Chronicles of Never Black Noise White Rain
Chronicles of Never are having an Autumn/Winter + Spring/Summer sample and end of season sale, located at L3 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills.

The sale is cash only, and will run on Thursday 5th March and Friday 6th March 2009 4pm-8pm both days, and Saturday 7th March 2009, 11am-4pm.

Chronicles of Never