No matter the product – be it architecture, furniture, or fashion – design has always been, and will always be, an intrinsic part of the human sense of identity. It is both how we stand together, and how we stand out.
Jade Sarita Arnott believes we should question the origins of our garments as rigorously as we question the origins of our food. Her label Arnsdorf is an awakening of creative endeavours and ethical entrepreneurship.
Farage, one of Australia’s most respected and celebrated fashion brands, celebrated their 20th anniversary at a stylish and intimate dinner held in the private dining room of Pendolino.
The “raw beauty, tough femininity and effortless cool” that weave together to fashion the DNA of Australian fashion label, Aje, have been translated into interior architecture by We Are Triibe for the label’s latest retail store in Claremont Quarter, Perth.
Australian design duo Song for the Mute weave the idea of breaking boundaries into each and every garment they craft and are lauded by the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Nick Wooster. Creating all their textiles by themselves, the pair are endlessly inspired by a passion for Japan and Paris.
The first major survey of Australian fashion will open at the National Gallery of Victoria from March 5 to July 31, presenting more than 120 works from over 90 designers and celebrating Australia’s unique voice in the fashion industry.
Melbourne Indesign was not only for professional designers, but for those of us who simply have a passion for design. With dozens of residential brands exhibiting and launching new product there was much to lust over. Here is a small selection of our favourite pieces from the event – including local and international design, established and emerging designers.
Behind the flawless-finish of Ross Gardam’s copper pendants is a raw handmade process. The spinning of copper, as we see happen here in the workshop, takes time and skill, and is beautiful in its own right. Seeing the creation of this project feels like we’ve been let in on a little secret. Gardam’s Touch Pendants are even more precious than we thought.
She is originally from Malaysia, but these days Grace Tan calls Singapore home. It is here that she is pushing the limits of fashion design. Darlene Smyth asked her about her work and about what inspires her in her new home town.