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Monday, August 31, 2009

Fat Loves Exhibitions - Survival of the Fittest

The Fat invitation to 'Survival of the Fittest' limited edition t-shirt exhibition, to be held on Thursday 3rd September 2009 at No Vacancy, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne. Exhibition runs from 6-10pm.
Survival of the Fittest
Survival of the Fittest


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fat Loves Art - Polly Dedman

Fat Loves Art Polly Dedman

Polly Dedman is a Melbourne based illustrator and animator. Her work is featured on t-shirts, magazines and in international projects like the London Mail-Me-Art or the Tokyo based 'Greetings from' collaboration.

Dedman has collaborated with not-for-profit organisation Project Respect to create an animation highlighting the human-traffiking industry in Australia.

Dedman is currently working on a new animation as part of the City of Melbourne Young Artists initiative, to be preseted in October 2009.


Fat Loves Art - Tess McNamara

Fat Loves Art Tess McNamara
Tess McNamara studied Visual Art at Curtin University in Perth, leading her to develop a diverse art practise including included film, fashion, sculpture and painting. All of this alongside a hedonistic lifestyle including go-go dancing, superstar lesbian mud wrestling, drag king shows and being a member of the band Silkie Krusher and the Sex. With solo works and a residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, McNamara's work has come full circle, returning to pieces that concentrate on drawing and language.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fat Loves Art - Emily Valentine

Fat Loves Art Emily Valentine
Over the last 10 years,Emily Valentine has developed her own technique and style using feathers from roadkill, cat kill and dead pets to create her art pieces. In her own words - 'Feathers are my paint'.

Valentine created Mynah Collie 2007, a feathered dog (part of the dog flu series). Mynah Collie 2007 was awarded a merit prize in Norsewearart, the New Zealand Contemporary Art Award.


Fat Love Art - Nicholas Jones

Fat Loves Art Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones is a Melbourne based sculptor who uses books and printed paper to make works which question the manner in which books are 'read'. Jones' transformation of these books aim to highlight the poetic nature of the book as a form.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Fat Loves...

Fat Loves poster
Fat will launch 'Fat Loves' series of events, in conjunction with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week(MSFW) 2009.

Fat Loves Art
From Tuesday 1st September Each Fat store will present an in-house exhibition featuring four emerging artists: Nicholas Jones, Emily Valentine, Polly Dedman and Tess McNamara.

Fat Loves Music
From Wednesday 2nd September: Head into any Fat store to collect a free mixed CD produced in Melbourne by Will Pyett.

Fat Loves Exhibitions
On Thursday 3rd September Fat presents 'Survival of the Fittest', a free limited edition t-shirt exhibition featuring designs by designers PAM, Friedrich Gray, Reiss Radvanyi, Dress Up, Claude Maus, Carly Hunter, Alpha60, TV, Beat Poet, Birthday Suit, Therese Rawsthorne, and artists Dylan Martorell, FFixed, Tim Hillier, Andrew Liversidge, Len Berean and Rob Mcleish.
Exhibition located at No Vacancy, Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne. 6pm-10pm.

Fat Loves Fashion
On Friday 4th September Fat joins the MSFW "Designer Series' parade to showcase a range of the labels in the Fat collective.
Parade at the Melbourne Town Hall 630pm & 830pm

Fat Loves Literature
From Saturday 5th September will feature guest bloggers offering thoughts and attitude on all things current.

Visit The fat website at to find the Fat store nearest to you.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

La Roux and graniph T-shirts

La Roux graniph limited edition t-shirt
To celebrate their self-titled debut album launch in Japan, La Roux and graniph t-shirts have collaborated on a limited edition t-shirt.

London based La Roux is singer and synth player Elly Jackson & co-writer/co-producer Ben Langmaid. La Roux is known for its electropop sound, making their mark with their debut single Quicksand.

The t-shirt will be available worldwide exclusively at graniph stores and online at from Friday 28th August 2009. Price ¥2500

La Roux

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


The Rethreads event is a clothes, music and book exchange, to be held at Carriageworks on Saturday 19th September 2009 (10am-5pm). Rethreads is presented by Carriageworks and the Clothing Exchange, in association with 2SER and Fbi.

Guys, girls and children can exchange up to 20 items of clothing, unlimited accessories, shoes, CD's, records and books in good condition. You can pre-drop your items Monday 14th September - Thursday 17th September (12.30pm-1.30pm) & Friday 18th September (9am-5pm) and enter to start swapping 45min before the doors open.

Garments will be screened at the door, and accepted items can be swapped one-for-one i.e. clothes for clothes, music for music etc.

Pigeon Ground and Newspaper Taxi are among the range of Sydney vintage stores with featured stalls.

Supporting the event is local music from 2SER, Fbi and a lineup of local live bands (live music includes sounds from Monsieur Camembert, Caitlin Park, The Slow Downs, One Mississippi and Robert McCrone), and you can also enjoy Carriagework's bar and cafe.

Carriageworks is located at 245 Wilson Street, Everleigh. Go to the Carriageworks site or The Clothing Exchange site for more information about Rethreads.

The Clothing Exchange

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Yeojin Bae Warehouse Sale

Yeojing Bae Melbourne Warehouse Sale 2009
Yeojin Bae are having a One Day Only sale at their Melbourne warehouse, on Saturday 29th August. Up to 75% off all collection items, including "Hitchcock Blonde" AW09 range.Dress prices start from AUD50.

The one day only sale is located at Level 1 - 256 High Street, Prahran.
(Enter on Hornby Street). There are no holds prior to sale; cash and all major credit cards will be accepted.

Yeojin Bae


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Holland Esquire at Division 2

Division 2 Holland Esquire suits
Division 2 has recently started stocking suiting from Holland Esquire, an innovative English menswear label created by Nick Holland.

Holland draws inspiration from his hands-on experience as a tailor and the influences gained from growing up around his father (another notable tailor). His distinctive men's suits collections reflect his re-interpretation of conventional men's tailoring and details.

Division 2 is located at 168 Campbell St Surry Hills 2010 (ph 9211 3005)

Division 2
Holland Esquire

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

FreshIn - The Back Room

Fresh In The Back Room
Fresh In The Back Room Caps
Fresh In The Back Room Clae Shoes
The Back Room (TBR) is FreshIn's new retail space in their Langley Street, Darlinghurst HQ. TBR will launch with apparel from 3sixteen, handmade in NYC, footwear from Clae, Tanner Goods from Oregon and Ransom from Canada.

Find The Back Room at 17a Langley Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010.

The Back Room

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

UTS: Fashioning Now

Romance was Born (with Del Kathryn Barton), The Garden of Eden, 2008. Photo: Limuel Martine

'Fashioning Now: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes' is an exhibition which seeks to 'highlight the diversity of sustainable solutions currently being explored by designers, researchers an manufacturers, while predicting possible scenarios for a future fashion industry'.

The Fashioning Now exhibition is divided into 4 categories: Source, Make, Use and Last - to follow the lifecycle of a piece of clothing, from its production to its end. The exhibition features: Romance was Born, Alison Gwilt, Perfect T-Shirt / Better Thinking Ltd, Alex Martin, Jennifer Shellard, Bijan Sheikhlary, Helen Storey, Timo Rissanen, Issey Miyake and The Local Wisdom project by Dr Kate Fletcher.

The Fashioning Now exhibition runs from Tuesday 28 July to Saturday 29th August 2009, opened on Tuesday evening 6-8pm by Dr Gene Sherman. The exhibition is part of the Sydney Design 09, presented by Powerhouse Museum.

Go to the UTS Gallery site at or contact UTS at for more information about the Fashioning Now exhibition, associated events and bookings.

UTS Gallery
Sydney Design
Powerhouse Museum

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Somedays Gallery and Portraits by Demola

Demola The Portraits at Somedays Gallery
The Portraits by Demola exhibition opened at Somedays Gallery on Wednesday 29th July 2009.

The exhibition is a collection of simple but striking portraits by British photographer Demola. Demola prefers to capture his subjects in natural light, taking inspiration from nature to direct the photos.

You can find the Somedays Gallery at 72 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills 2010.

Somedays Gallery Somedays

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Halfsleeve & Jeans For Genes

Halfsleeve will donate AUD30 for each pair of Imperial Jeans they sell all this week until Friday 7th August (Jeans for Genes day). The money raised will be given to the Children's Medical Research Institute.

The jeans are a product of Australian brand Imperial Brand Clothing, in Queensland. Imperial pride themselves on designing and manufacturing high quality pieces. Their denim pieces are made with selected denim from Japan, Italy and the USA.

Halfsleeve are located at Shop 3, 133 Goulburn St Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia 612 8021 0869 info@HALFSLEEVE.NET.

Imperial Denim

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Sunday, August 02, 2009

graniph 2009 Design Awards

graniph 2009 Design Awards Gold
graniph announced the winners of their 2009 on Saturday 1st August 2009. graniph selected 1 Gold Prize winner, 5 Silver winners, 10 Bronze place designs, and 7 Magazine-Choice awards. The Gold Prize winner(pictured) Choi Hwang Ho who won 1,000,000Yen.

You can have a look at the Design Awards winners at Limited edition runs of the winning designs will be available at and at retail stores from 1st August 2009 as well.

Choi Hwang Ho