Fashion Record

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shona Joy

Shona Joy Summer Second Summer p1
Shona Joy Second Summer p2
The collections of Shona Joy's self titled label are the fusion of her fine arts background with her passion for textiles and fashion. Joy began in the fashion industry working as a design assistant for Charlie Brown and freelancing for Marcs before starting the Shona Joy label in 2000.

One of Joy's early breakthroughs was her success with a collection of limited edition T-shirts produced with her 'art in fashion' design aesthetic. Soon after their appearance in London's Portabello Road and local Bondi and Paddington markets, boutiques like Corner Shop, Capital L, Orson & Blake and Cactus Jam were taking up her label. Shona Joy was propelled into the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle and Wallpaper* when during a visit to Australia, Christy Turlington claimed to be a big fan of the t-shirt collection and bought one in every colour.

Since 2003, Joy has been developing and expanding her collections, including an emphasis of exclusive print designs on luxe fabrics. Her S/S 07/08 collection 'Ms Lulu Bett goes to Town' is inspired by movies of the 60's and 70's. Themes include 'Easy Rider' denim pieces, pared back 'Norma Jean' pieces, Sophia Dress, playful Fan Halter dresses and Singlet dresses plus a t-shirt gallery with kitsch Australiana imagery.


You can find out more about Shona Joy online at www.shonajoy.com.au, visit your local Shona Joy stockist - or if you are at Bondi Beach you can even visit the flagship Shona Joy store at 85 Gould St, Bondi Beach (+61 2 9300 6888)

Shona Joy www.shonajoy.com.au
The Corner Shop www.belinda.com.au/#stores
Capital-L www.capital-l.com
Orson and Blake www.orsonandblake.com.au

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Therese Rawsthorne's Youth World

Therese Rawsthorne worked at Issey Miyake and Ozwald Boateng in London before returning to Australia in 2003 and launching her Youth World label in 2005.

Rawsthorne's style takes inspiration from 'retro' forms (her 'Strapped Up Swing Tank' dress and 'Maxi Lace Up Pants' come to mind) but the pieces are boldly reworked and recut to reflect beautiful and contemporary lines, with attitude.

Youth World's Spring Summer 07-08 collection is named 'Cake Fight', inspired from the signature colours of its pieces.

Youth World is stocked by such Sydney boutiques as Pretty Dog, Blood Orange and more recently The Corner Shop, in Paddington. The label is also well represented in the USA, New Zealand, Japan and the Russian Federation.
Go to thisisyouthworld.com to have a look at Youth World and check out where its available.

Youth World www.thisisyouthworld.com
Pretty Dog www.prettydog.com.au/
The Corner Shop(Strand Arcade) www.strandarcade.com.au
Issey Miyake www.isseymiyake.co.jp/
Ozwald Boateng www.ozwaldboateng.co.uk

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