Archive | August, 2011

Peter Jago x Mimco

31 Aug

I think a spirit of collaboration gets you a long way in the fashion industry. So when I heard that two of the labels in our Spring Fashion Runway had joined forces on a very special project I had to share it. Internationally renowned milliner Peter Jago has developed a VERY limited edition line of headwear pieces for Mimco. The special hat designs created for the range start at $399 which is a bargain for a Peter Jago piece.

An interesting insight into Mimco’s creative process; “each Mimco product comes from a set of stories that are communicated prior to season development, penned by our Creative and Commercial Director Cathryn Wills.” Apparently Peter Jago jumped at the chance to work with the accessories brand as their aesthetic and approach to design is quite similar.

This could be the start of a beautiful friendship!

You can see Mimco and Peter Jago, along with a plethora of other local labels, on the catwalk at our Spring Fashion Runway. For further details or to book  simply click here


Fast 5 with Craig Braybrook

30 Aug

He can’t reveal all just yet but I’ve been very excited over the past couple of days as confirmation came through that our very own Craig Braybrook has made it to the finale of Project Runway Australia! As you know our very own “Runway Project” is happening this Thursday evening and we’re happy to have some of Craig’s designs sashaying down the catwalk (alongside past Project Runway graduate Lui Hon no less). I managed to prize open the designer’s lips momentarily for a few fast questions:

The latest competition look from Craig Braybrook. Image: Project Runway Australia

In a single word can you describe your Project Runway experience?

Ooh, which way do I want to go? …AMAZING!

As a more experienced designer, with an already established label, what made you enter Project Runway Australia?

I like being challenged and I’m really competitive.

What will you personally be wearing this Spring?

I like checks…and colour. I love red!

Apart from finishing up Project Runway, what’s up next for you as a designer?

I’m entered in the designer competitions at Flemington’s Spring races.

P.S. Check out Craig Braybrook & fellow designer Lisa Barron in today’s Stonnington Leader – he does love red!

You can see Craig Braybrook, along with a plethora of other local labels, on the catwalk at our Spring Fashion Runway. For further details or to book  simply click here

Behind the Scenes: Kings of Carnaby

29 Aug

The following is a really cool video giving you a glimpse behind the scenes on the set of Kings of Carnaby’s latest campaign shoot. That yellow dress! So modern Twiggy. I can’t wait to see more of the collection on the catwalk this Thursday night!

Kings of Carnaby Behind the Scenes SS11/12 from Kenny Thian on Vimeo.

Kings of Carnaby will be showing at our Spring Fashion Runway this Thursday night as part of the Hall of Fame section celebrating new generation designers. For ticket bookings or more details click here.

Counting sleeps…

28 Aug

Only 3 sleeps to go until our Fashion Industry Forum!

You’re invited to have breakfast with us and learn from the pros about fashion retail, social media and marketing. Book tickets now by clicking here.


Only 4 sleeps left until our Spring Fashion Runway & Hall of Fame ceremony!

See over 90 outfits hit the runway everything from racewear, to urban, to glam to menswear and cutting edge new design. Book tickets now by clicking here.

And they’re off!

26 Aug

This season fashion often centres around the racing carnival and our Spring Fashion Runway show will leave you with plenty of inspiration for track-side looks.

Gorman ‘Seeing Spots’ dress, IMP ‘Citrine and diamond’ pendant, Novo ‘Gem’ heels, Kerrie Stanley headpiece & Oroton ‘Icon mini’ clutch.

Gorman – 248 Chapel Street, Prahran.

Kerrie Stanley – 388 High Street, Prahran.

IMP Jewellery – 455 Toorak Road, Toorak.

Novo – 509 Chapel Street, South Yarra.

Oroton – 1041 High Street, Armadale.

You can see Gorman, along with a plethora of other local labels, on the catwalk at our Spring Fashion Runway. For further details or to book  simply click here

The glittering line-up…

24 Aug

The final designer line-up has just been announced for our Spring Fashion Runway show on September 1. We’ll be inspiring you with everything from cutting-edge urban design to couture gowns, outfits for the party season, spring racing ideas and of course a little something for the gents.

Hitting the catwalk to showcase Spring Summer 2011/12 trends will be;



Alannah Hill


Lisa Ho

Connie Simonetti

Craig Braybrook



John Cavill

Leona Edmiston

Lisa Barron

Mathieu Salem

From Luka


Soho Workshop

T.L. Wood

Tiffany Treloar

Lui Hon

Pink Stitch

Livia Arena

Kings of Carnaby

Bags, hats, shoes and accessories by Steve Madden, Alan Pinkus, Nude, Nine West, Kerrie Stanley, Peter Jago, Paris Kyne, Spencer & Rutherford, Mimco, IMP jewellery, Catanach jewellery, Oroton, and Novo.

Phew! The gala show is just one week away so BOOK TICKETS now by clicking here. Grab your friends and celebrate the start of Spring in style!

Please welcome our expert panel…

23 Aug

Only ONE week to go until our Fashion Industry Forum comes to the Prahran Town Hall.

Our four experts have been revealed!

– Fashion designer Arthur Galan (from men’s and women’s-wear label Arthur Galan AG)

Kristen Boschma (ex-Head of Online Communications and Social Media for Telstra, now Haystac, senior in marketing at The Age, ANZ, Baker Heart Research Institute and Veda Advantage)

– Colin McLeod (Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Retail Studies at Monash University)

– Nick Hobley (Merchandise planner with extensive retail experience)

So if you are in the fashion or retail industry, are a fashion student or want to get into the business please join us for a light breakfast and some answers to tricky issues. BOOK NOW online by clicking here.