Fashion Record

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dreaming of Dior

Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Smith inherited the priceless Darnell vintage couture collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. The collection is over 3000 pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress.

Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story (Publisher Harper Collins RRP AUD35.00), is Charlotte Smith's opportunity to share her love of the Darnell collection by recounting her own memories of her Godmother to recounting the moments of treasured life that the dresses themselves represented to their owners. The stories are accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Grant Cowan.

The Dreaming of Dior book launch in Sydney was at the Beresford hotel on Wednesday 11th November 2009.

Charlotte Smith is the curator of The Fashion Gallery at ESMOD (l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode) Australia in Sydney.

You can browse the book online at the Harper Collins site

Charlotte Smith
Harper Collins

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Division 2 Holland Squires New Suits

All new hand-finished pieces arriving at Division 2 from Nick Holland include several crisp long sleeve shirts, light button up knits and a selection of jackets - including a black velvet blazer.

Also, further markdowns with previous season's remaining stock with up to 70% off. Only instore from Friday 27th November 2009.

You can find Division 2 at 168 Campbell St Surry Hills 2010 (ph 9211 3005)

Division 2
Holland Esquire

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ivana & Katerina

Ivana & Katerina is the self titled swimwear label of South Australian designers Ivana Milosevic and Katerina Vrynios.

Their debut line is 'Show Pony' for Summer 09/10.

Feminine beauty and glamour are major influences of the Show Pony collection. Features of the collection include ruffles, fine fabric prints and beautiful cuts that flatter the female figure.

Ivana & Katerina

Ivana & Katerina on Twitter


The Sartorialist Book Signing

The Sartorialist Scott Schuman
Scott Schuman is coming to Australia in December for a book signing of The Sartorialist.

Schuman will be book signing on Tuesday 8th December from 6-9pm in the Sass & Bide store at 132 Oxford St Paddington NSW and and Thursday 10th December 2009 from 6-9pm at the Sass & Bide store at Melbourne GPO, Bourke Street, Melbourne.

The Sartorialist was published by Penguin Australia in September 2009, RRP AUD49.00

The Sartorialist
Sass & Bide
Penguin Australia

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Order and Progress - Closing Down Sale

Order and Progress closing down sale started on Friday 20th November 2009.

Current stock is reduced, men's, women's, accessories and shoes. Labels on sale include: T By Alexander Wang, Rittenhouse, A.P.C, Folk, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Rachel Comey, Lyell, Beci Orpin and Eley Kishimoto

The sale counts down until Christmas Eve or while stocks last. You can visit the sale instore and online.

Order and Progress
T by Alexander Wang
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Rachel Comey
Beci Orpin
Eley Kishimoto


Friday, November 20, 2009

Allegory - Year-End Design Centre Enmore Student Exhibition

Allegory is the annual end of year exhibition of the Jewellery and Object Design students from Design Centre Enmore. Allegory will run at Depot Gallery I + II at 2 Danks Street Waterloo2 - 5 December 2009. Gallery hours are 11am to 6pm.

Jewellery and Objects
2 Danks Street


Complex Geometries

Somedays Gallery Complex Geometries
Complex Geometries is a Canadian label, based in Montreal. As the name suggests, the core of this label is innovative and beautifully designed t-shirts, hoodies, dresses and the like, for men and women.
Each piece is simple in its colour, fabrics and elements but becomes dramatic and fascinating in the creativity and intelligence of its final construction.

A selection of Complex Geometries is now available from Somedays Gallery at 72B Fitzroy Street in Surry Hills.

Complex Geometries
Somedays Gallery

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spring Courts by Adam Harriden

Spring Court by Adam Harriden
Sydney artist Adam Harriden has created some sneaker art with French sneaker label Spring Court.

Harriden has exhibited his work with artists like Doze Green to Harry the Hat, Anthony Lister, Kill Pixie and She One. Harriden's style has been developed from his extensive background in graffiti and street art. Harriden has been developing creative works and styling for over twelve years experience in youth fashion lifestyle.

Spring Court is located at 113a Commonwealth St Surry Hills NSW (02) 9281 8806.

Adam Harriden
Spring Court

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Ivy District

ivy district Jason Ierace
As part of Merivale's art month, eight photographers from the acclaimed DLM (Dolores Lavin Management) agency to capture their interpretations of the ivy district.

The eight photographers were: Richard Freeman, Steven Chee, Travis Grace, Julie Healy, Nick Hudson, Jason Ierace, Nick Leary and Duncan Robinson.

All eight images will be on display at the Den from Thursday 19th-30th November 2009 (excluding weekends and Mondays).


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Friday, November 06, 2009

COFA Annual 2009 Exhibition

COFA Annual 2009 Exhibition
The opening of the College of Fine Arts(COFA) University of New South Wales Exhibition for 2009 will be on the Tuesday 24th November 2009, 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will run from Tuesday 24th-29th Sunday November 2009, with opening hours 11am-6pm each day.

COFA is located at the cnr of Oxford Street & Greens Road, Paddington; Kudos Gallery 6 Napier Street, Paddington. Free admission.



Monday, November 02, 2009

Order and Progress - Beci Orpin Brooches

Order and Progress now offer a new range of Beci Orpin animal themed wooden brooches. Now available instore or online at Order and Progress.
Order and Progress Beci Orpin Owl and Rabbit wood brooch
Order and Progress Beci Orpin Bear and Fox wood brooch
Order and Progress
Beci Orpin

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