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Clothed in the beauty of the Australian landscape: Kuwaii

It can be harsh and unforgiving, but there’s nothing else quite like the beauty of Australia’s landscapes. Aqua pools, red rock and sweeping yellow desert: it’s these elements Australian nature that formed the inspiration for Kuwaii’s spring 2012/13 collection, titled Landscape. Specifically it was a 1970s aerial photograph of a Queensland river system that started it all. From there, Designer Kristy Barber worked with prints…

Clean, simple, effortless: Sara Phillips

If you could put the words pristine and effortless in a sentence together, it’s likely the name Sara Phillips would also be in there somewhere. It’s perhaps an unusual combination of adjectives; but Phillips’ brand of effortlessness is clean, fresh, not exactly thrown together in the way effortless usually is. For spring 2011 her trademark style manifests in relaxed tailored pants, cuffed up and high…

Collection Magazine: indulge in new print media

I place a magazine before you. Then I ask a simple ‘yes or no’ question. “Is this old media or new media?” I can’t assume to know your answer, but I know that most people will tell me it’s old media. Old media is print, it’s TV, it’s the communication delivered by all those old mediums that generations older than our own busied themselves with…

Flannel: french on the RAFW catwalk

Casual wear is always the order of the day in Australia. This is a laid back country where formality is often snubbed, and that culture is never more prevalent then when you see so many of its designers back to back at the country’s fashion week, RAFW. Tailoring is rare, formal pieces rarer. Through cut, cloth and the slicking back of hair Flannel proved that…

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