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ISSUE 172 - SEPTEMBER 2017

FASHION JOURNAL MELBOURNE - SYDNEY - BRISBANE - ADELAIDE - PERTH

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EDITORIAL INTERNS Bailey Jones, George Tzintzis Kaitlyn Wilson, Nikki Escalante

September means a few things: banishing your winter items to the back of the closet, revelling in the longer days and being just two months away from putting So Fresh: Songs for Christmas circa 2003 on repeat. In preparation for the summer getaway you’re most definitely planning, we’ve filled these pages with the best brands to top up your beach bag and offered some handy insights into the world of travelling solo. We also chatted to the lovely Feist, talked menswear trends with AMXANDER and Chris Ran Lin, and played dress up with new releases from Dr. Martens and UNIQLO. ON THE COVER

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24 FEATURE Top of the Class

12 GOODS Wearable Art

26 EDITORIAL No Regrets

14 MUSIC with Feist

42 FEATURE Lone Ranger

16 ON THE OTHER FOOT with Dr. Martens

44 EDITORIAL Drift

20 TAKE SHAPE with UNIQLO

48 HAIR & BEAUTY High Brow

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Project REM Project REM is working hard to make bedtime even better with the release of its SS17 offering. Pretty enough to be worn out of the house, the pyjama collection delivers snuggly designs that play with colour, pattern and luxe fabrics. But that’s not even our favourite part. The label believes in helping women who need it most. It’s partnered with Cottons and Share The Dignity, to provide sanitary products to women who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them. For every set of Project REM pyjamas purchased, a pack of sanitary products is given to a local homeless or disadvantaged woman. theprojectrem.com

The Social Outfit Feel-good label, The Social Creative has unveiled its SS17/18 collection, Kaleido-cloth, in collaboration with Romance Was Born, Merrylands Community Artists and two Melbourne-based Burmese artists. You’ll find a Romance Was Born archival print, digitallyworked tapestries and prints by the Merrylands Community across silk scarves, T-shirt dresses and slips. Proceeds from the collection go towards providing employment, education and training opportunities for refugees and migrants. thesocialoutfit.org

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The Daily Edited Chadstone has just gotten sweeter with the launch of The Daily Edited’s first-ever cafe. In collaboration with LuxeBite, the cafe will immerse customers in the full TDE experience, with an offering of coffee and sweet bites made to complement the brand’s collections. If that hasn’t sold you, perhaps the fact the vintage pink space was inspired by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel will pique your interest. While you sit, you can get your initials embossed on some premium leather, thanks to TDE’s instant monogramming service. thedailyedited.com


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Vans The latest release from Vans is for the girls. After the success of the brand’s Boom Boom bomber jacket, Vans has followed up with an 18-piece apparel collection. Celebrating camaraderie among women, the Boom Boom collection has been designed to symbolise female strength and beauty. Expect a bomber jacket, quilted coat and tee alongside accessories that pair perfectly with an offering of classic footwear styles. vans.com.au

G-Star RAW G-Star RAW has tapped a group of creatives to front its FW17 campaign, including co-owner and Head of Imagination, Pharrell Williams. Model and Gurls Talk founder Adwoa Aboah also joins the ranks, alongside Jean Campbell and Lennon Gallagher. Shot in New York by photographer Collier Schorr, the campaign aims to show how each individual wears G-Star’s Elwood jeans in their own unique way. g-star.com

FRM FRM is an Australian modelling agency that’s been around for almost 30 years. It’s been responsible for launching the careers of many international models, from a diverse range of backgrounds. You might recognise one of its most iconic faces, Ajak Deng, who was scouted by FRM’s director Stephen Bucknall while still in high school. Another familiar face at this year’s Melbourne Fashion Week was Afghani model Sadaf (pictured), who FRM discovered last year. Now the modelling agency is looking for fresh faces to promote. If you think you’ve got what it takes, upload a photo with the hashtag #scoutmefrm and you might just get noticed. frm.com.au

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Ellesse Italian athleisure brand Ellesse is winding back the clock with its latest range. The aptly-named Heritage collection takes cues from the vintage sportswear aesthetic that first saw the brand rise to prominence. Founded in 1959, Ellesse originally began as an alternative to skiwear, and in turn helped bring style to the slopes. Today, retro block colours and sharp lines feature in the latest collection, with styles including matching tracksuits, spray jackets and bucket hats. The Heritage collection is available now in both men’s and women’s styles at Glue Store. gluestore.com.au


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Hot or Not WITH BIANCA O’NEILL

ILLUSTRATION BY TWYLA MAE

Berets Are Back If there was one repeated trend we saw at Melbourne Fashion Week, it was the return of the Frenchiest of French accessories, the beret. Totally regretting not buying a $4 version at a shitty Parisian souvenir store earlier this month. I’m about to get charged $60 for the same thing in Sportsgirl, aren’t I... HOT

What a Waist Belts, belts everywhere! Along with the (ridiculous) declaration that ‘boobs’ were back in, it looks like the hourglass silhouette is following suit. Waist belts, obi belts and ribbon ties are the natural progression from the Kim K-inspired corset trend I guess. HOT

Project Metal Jewellery design is in Laura Miers’ blood. Her late father was a jeweller, and Project Metal was created to honour his memory. Working from his old studio, Laura uses only the best Australian stones and metals. Customers can select from a range of jewels including diamonds from the Kimberley, opals from New South Wales and sapphires from Queensland. All materials are fair trade, and every design is handmade to order. The label also caters to a range of personal tastes, offering everything from simple bar stud earrings to more intricate hand-carved signet rings. You can check it out in person at Laura’s concept store, opening in Batehaven NSW this October. lauramiers.com

UNIQLO J.W. Anderson’s highly anticipated collaboration with UNIQLO is dropping into stores Australia-wide this month. Available from September 22, the range fuses Anderson’s classic British style and signature designs with UNIQLO’s technical fabrics and functionality. The range is comprised of 33 pieces for men and women and includes a doublebreasted belted trench coat, jumpers, scarves, gloves, tweed coats, knits and a selection of down jackets. Accents of tartan feature throughout, adding a touch of British flair. uniqlo.com/au

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Monogramming Ironically, not really that unique anymore guys. Can we give it a rest for a while? MEH

All-female Film Reboots for No Reason After the missed-the-point announcement that there’s an all-female Lord of the Flies reboot in the works, we are starting to wonder... are all-women casts becoming fetishised? Can we just start writing cool, original films featuring women instead? OK, cool. MEH

Crazy Fusion Food Sushi does not belong on a pizza just because it makes a clickable headline. NOT

Miu Miu’s Tone-Deaf ‘Yellow Star’ Dress Seriously, when will fashion learn? Let’s run through it all right now, in case it’s too confusing for some. Don’t, at any time, feature the following on the runway or in a photoshoot: a yellow star near the chest of any garment, blackface, culturally-appropriated garments or anything featuring pointed white hoods. NOT


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A T-shirt is more than just an item of clothing, it’s a means of self-expression. UNIQLO is embracing this philosophy, and bringing new meaning to the term ‘wearable art’ with the launch of its SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC collection. The range is designed in collaboration with MoMA and features works from some of the 20th century’s most notable abstract artists. View more of the range on page 20. Clockwise from top left SOL LEWITT MEN’S T-SHIRT $19.90, SOL LEWITT MEN’S T-SHIRT $19.90, ANNI ALBERS WOMEN’S T-SHIRT $19.90 SOL LEWITT WOMEN’S T-SHIRT $19.90, FRANCOIS MORELLET WOMEN’S T-SHIRT $19.90

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Clean Slate BY VERONICA STANFORD

For most people, hearing the name Feist instantly casts their mind back to that infamous iPod Nano commercial of 2007, and the catchy song that went with it. But in the 10 years since she shot to fame, Leslie Feist has been working hard to get success back on her own terms. Her first album in six years, Pleasure, has been dubbed the artist’s most personal record to date. And while you’ll recognise Leslie’s infectious melodies and haunting vocals, it offers a unique and in-depth look at her artistry that goes beyond her former releases. We managed to get some time with Leslie on her break between tours to discuss the new record, her global success and why she wasn’t sure she’d ever release another album. Hi Leslie, what are you up to right now? I just got home from dinner and am sitting on my couch speaking with you! Congratulations on the new album. Were you nervous about releasing something after so long? No. Not nervous, just excited and happy to have had something I was interested to release. Your press release describes the album as being “a core study of self-awareness.” Did you write with the intention of it being really introspective? It was just a natural extension of the state of mind I was in at the time, which was entirely inward-facing. And the fact that I write songs, and have written songs for many years, it was just a natural place to put that introspection. The fact that it came out in an album was a secondary concern. Has your approach to writing changed since your early releases? It’s been different every time. It’s just in response to how much time I have or the depth of my focus. For The Reminder, my focus was quite shallow, only because I was on tour for the album preceding it and I recorded it in little snippets between shows. In this case, I did a deep dive. I had cleared the decks and wasn’t… well, I wasn’t even sure I was going to put out another album, but the writing at least was focused. You were thinking of giving up your musical career? It’s not that I was thinking about giving it up… it’s that I was waiting to know that I was compelled from an honest place to continue. And to make sure I wasn’t continuing to make albums just because I always had.

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I think it’s sort of a reckoning to make sure I was coming from a pure motivation because songwriting… well I think it’s rendered irrelevant the moment it’s not genuine. It’s kind of like falling in love. You can’t pretend. You’ve had such a huge amount of success over the last decade. Have you ever felt pressured to match the success of songs like ‘1 2 3 4’? I am grateful for what that song brought to my life, but by the same token, I’m grateful for everything I’ve managed to get back into my own hands since that happened. It rests a lot of control and takes the steering wheel out of your own hands when that amount of success is thrust onto your career. It’s a wonderful thing and it’s also a really unnerving thing. I’m really grateful for how everything has come back. It’s really lucky that I didn’t like to play the venues as big as what was becoming necessary during ‘1 2 3 4’ (laughs). You didn’t want to play big venues? No! I mean it’s not the kind of place I’d want to go see a concert, let alone play one. There’s a lot of subtlety lost when playing in places that big. Luckily I really

like playing a little medium-sized theatre. That’s a place where a really beautiful exchange can take place with an audience. Speaking of, you’ve got a fairly extensive world tour coming up. How do you prepare for something like that? It’s funny you should ask because two days ago I got home from a five-week tour of Europe. At this point, I’m just resting as much as I can before leaving again. There’s not really any way to prepare for moving your body that much. How are your shows going to differ this time around? Last time I played (in Australia), I was playing festivals. I’ll be glad to get back into my own venues and play my own theatre shows. I haven’t come to Australia and done that in something close to 10 years. I’m really happy and in a way, it will be a reunion. You can catch Feist on her Australian tour in November. listentofeist.com


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On the Other Foot Everyone knows the name Dr. Martens. What began as a boot for workmen quickly became synonymous with punk, grunge and eventually mainstream culture. Over the decades, the style has become a symbol of rebellious self-expression, worn differently by all walks of life. We asked a few creatives to don their Docs and show us how they’re worn. PHOTOGRAPHER MAX D’ORSOGNA STYLIST JADE LEUNG AT VIVIEN’S CREATIVE @drmartensausnz

Ali Barter Singer-songwriter How do you describe your sound? I call my music grunge pop because I like fuzzy guitars and big hooks. What inspires you? Travel, movies and books. Oh, and personal relationships and my failure to react maturely to them. Who did you grow up listening to? Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Fleetwood Mac and Patsy Cline. Tell us a bit about your national tour this September. It’s the biggest tour we’ve done so far, hitting up some new places and revisiting old ones. We are playing some new songs and supercharging the old ones to make a really fun, loud and randy set. How do you wind down on tour? I like to watch horrible TV shows like The Real Housewives of New York or take a bath if there’s one at the hotel. Favourite place you’ve ever performed? The Forum was pretty special. One of my first support shows was with The Rubens in 2013, and I remember feeling very small on that big stage. It sounded huge! Got any weird talents or hobbies? I am an EXCELLENT reverse parker. Like, I’m incredible. Biggest achievement? Releasing my debut record A Suitable Girl has definitely been the biggest achievement of my career. I put out three EPs beforehand, so committing to, and releasing a fulllength body of work was a really proud moment. What else are you working on? I’m working on a new album, finishing a collection of zines, writing a book and starting a small Indian tour company. How do you describe your personal style? I’m a jeans and T-shirt girl. I like dresses and Docs, a lot of black and denim. What’s next for you? Travel, writing new songs and playing music overseas. @alibarter

ALI WEARS HOSBJERG LEATHER BIKER JACKET $699 FROM MAD ABOUT THE GIRL   ROLLAS SAILOR MILLER TEE $59.95   ABRAND HOLLY OVERALL $139.95 DR. MARTENS 1460 8 EYE BOOT BLACK SMOOTH $249

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Josh Cashman Singer-songwriter How do you describe your sound? A smokey mix of alternative folk pop, among electronic textures. What inspires you? I am constantly listening to, and finding inspiration from all kinds of music. From new indie music to old favourites, techno and house, and some classic instrumentals. These days all music is so accessible, so that means there’s access to so much inspiration. Lyrically, all my inspiration comes from personal experience: relationships, the grind and society. Who did you grow up listening to? From an early age we never watched TV, we listened to CDs. This consisted of Fleetwood Mac, Ed Kuepper, ACDC, Pink Floyd. Then, when I had pocket money at 10 years old, I bought every CD from John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, Michael Franti, Gorillaz and Eminem.

Any upcoming tours? Yes. In November I'll be touring my EP around Australia and New Zealand. My EP comes out on September 22 and excited is an understatement. Favourite place you’ve ever performed? The Enmore Theatre in Sydney was amazing, supporting Tash Sultana. A beautiful and iconic theatre that holds 2500 people – I still think of that show every day. Got any weird talents or hobbies? I can roll my stomach, and I also have a strange obsession with salami. Biggest achievement? Maintaining all of my closest friends from primary and high school. What else are you working on? An electronic project, my music production skills and some video content. Plus my debut album.

What’s next for you? Tour, tour, tour, write, write, write. Surf as much as I can and enjoy a fun and wild youth. How do you describe your personal style? I’d say it’s a happy medium of alternative city meets coast. @joshjcashman

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Jon Duval Creative and Modelling Agency Director How do you describe your personal style? I'm ridiculously colour blind so who bloody knows. I can’t go past a good leather jacket in winter and borderline inappropriate shorts in summer. Why did you start Duval Agency? I’ve been lucky enough to make so many great connections and friendships throughout my time in the industry, and I wanted to create a space in which we could all work and collaborate together. It’s about identifying good people whose creativity and ambition I can support in a collaborative process. What do you want to achieve with Duval Agency? To develop a hub for freelance creatives to grow, and represent a range of talent that will allow the agency to produce projects from beginning to end.  What’s your day-to-day like? “Duval Agency, Jon speaking…” Do you have any other creative pastimes? When I’m not working, you can either find me getting my hands dirty in the garden, or making a mess in the kitchen. Got any weird talents or hobbies? I’ve been playing the violin since I was three. I love listening to TV/movie soundtracks and teaching myself to mimic the score. My latest conquest: the Game of Thrones intro. Biggest achievement? Being a dad to my beautiful boy, Benjamin. What are you currently working on? Perfecting the ultimate David Bowie-inspired Spotify playlist. Along with some exciting new Duval projects. What’s next for you? A personal assistant. How do you usually style your Dr. Martens? With jeans and a white tee. @duval.agency

JON WEARS ROLLAS FLOCK POCKET TEE $59.95, SOULLAND ERIK JEANS $190 FROM MRMENS.MELBOURNE JON’S OWN JACKET, DR. MARTENS 1460 8 EYE BOOT BLACK SMOOTH $249

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Jade Leung Stylist How do you describe your personal style? I’m a jeans and T-shirt girl through and through. And twin sets. I love a twin set! Tell us about how you got into styling. I assisted a stylist named Melissa Gadsden while finishing my Visual Merchandising course. We really got along and I worked hard, so she kept me on as her fulltime assistant. What’s your favourite kind of job to work on? My favourite kind of job to work on is always editorial. Fashion editorials are where I get to work with a team of like-minded creatives to create a visual story. The perfect balance of guidelines, but not rules, to produce something that everyone is proud of at the end of the day. Do you have any other creative pastimes? I’d say I’m mostly obsessed – creatively, mentally and physically – with getting the best Insta-story content. And yes, It’s usually of an oyster. What’s been the most memorable moment of your career? Interning with Alastair McKimm and Zara Zachrisson in New York on Vogue China, Alexander Wang and DKNY lingerie campaigns. Just being around them both was the most priceless, unforgettable career highlight. Got any weird talents or hobbies? Taking photos of oysters. Eating oysters. What are you currently working on? I’ve recently increased my public speaking slash presentation profile. So I’ve been working hard on not pulling unattractive faces while I talk publicly. It's proving harder than you’d expect. Tell us about the first pair of Docs you ever owned. The first pair of docs I owned were actually my school shoes. Which amazingly, I wore from Year 7 all the way through to Year 12. Through my angsty teenage years, I wore the 14 Eye Boot (up to the knee) and then the 8 Eye Boot – all black, of course. Then I took a break and went back to the classic 3 Eye in all white. How do you usually style your Docs? I like styling the 14 Eye Boot with skirts or dresses that cover just over the top of the boot, so it looks like it’s going all the way up my leg. @jadeleungstylist

LUCIANBLOMKAMP Producer How do you describe your music? It’s morphed a lot over time, but for a while now I’ve found myself making what would be easiest to label as dark pop music. Bit of a cop out, but you get the idea. What inspires you? It sounds silly, but most of the time inspiration just comes from working on music. I’m notoriously awful when it comes to keeping up with new music, or just listening to much in general. I find that I’ll get a grasp of a better concept for a track once I’ve already gotten into the flow of writing. Tell us about your creative process. I don’t really go about writing a track the same way each time. I don’t have a process where I start with drums first or anything like that, as I know a lot of people do. I think my best ideas come when I’m already halfway through writing something. Who did you listen to growing up? Growing up, my main focus was always on classical music. I started playing the violin when I was six, and because of this, most of my childhood really revolved around simply becoming a better instrumentalist. That’s all I knew music to be. The earliest album I can really remember loving was the self-titled Gorillaz album. It blew my mind then and still does. Any upcoming tours? There’ll be one coming up in November, although the details are still yet to be announced. Soon! Favourite place you’ve ever performed? I’ve loved every opportunity I’ve had to play at Howler in Melbourne. I usually perform with visuals and the setup there is perfect for it. Plus, it’s got such a warm

atmosphere that I think adds both a sense of intimacy and makes me feel a little more at ease performing. Hopefully, I’ll be able to play there more in the future. Got any weird talents or hobbies? Probably not anything worth mentioning. At best I’m vaguely okay at skating, but that’s really pushing it to call a talent. I make good popcorn? What else are you working on? Surprisingly, a lot of my focus nowadays has been shifted towards writing for projects outside of LUCIANBLOMKAMP. I’m working on a score for a film and a few other projects that will hopefully be out relatively soon. As someone who was originally really closed off about working with other people, I’m surprised by how much fun I’ve been having working on other peoples’ stuff. What’s next for you? I’ve got a new album called Sick of What I Don’t Understand which is being released in three parts. Part 1 will be released on October 13 and features Rromarin and UK rapper Trim. I’ve been working on this release for a bit over a year so it’s exciting to see everything come together the way it has. How do you describe your personal style? I wouldn’t say I’m a very outspoken person in any sense, so I guess my style somewhat reflects that. @lucianblomkamp LUCIAN WEARS SOULLAND JUMPER $320 FROM PRINCIPAL STORE LUCIAN’S OWN JEANS DR. MARTENS 1460 8 EYE BOOT BLACK SMOOTH $249

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THIS PAGE LEFT GERON WEARS UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPER GEOMETRIC GRAPHIC T-SHIRT (GORDON WALTERS) $19.90, UNIQLO STRETCH SKINNY FIT TAPERED JEANS $49.90 THIS PAGE RIGHT SUBAH WEARS UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC GRAPHIC T-SHIRT (SOL LEWITT) $19.90, UNIQLO SLIM BOYFRIEND FIT ANKLE JEANS $49.90, DR. MARTENS 1461 CUT OUT $249 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES GERON WEARS UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC GRAPHIC T-SHIRT (MAX BILL) $19.90, UNIQLO REGULAR FIT JEAN $59.90, DR. MARTENS 1461 MONO 3 EYE $249 FROM PLATYPUS SHOES OPPOSITE PAGE GERON WEARS UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC GRAPHIC T-SHIRT (MAX BILL) $19.90, UNIQLO STRETCH SKINNY FIT TAPERED JEANS $49.90 SUBAH WEARS UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC GRAPHIC T-SHIRT (GORDON WALTERS) $19.90, UNIQLO HIGH RISE CIGARETTE JEANS $59.90

UNIQLO has collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art to bring art into the everyday. The brand’s SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC collection reinterprets designs from some of the 20th century’s most iconic abstract artists. Men’s and women’s T-shirts feature designs from artists including Sol LeWitt, François Morellet, Anni Albers, Gordon Walters, Gertrud Goldschmidt and Max Bill. The UNIQLO design team worked

alongside MoMA curators to ensure that designs reflect and preserve the original visions of each artist. The result is a range of fun, bold T-shirts that embody all the essential elements of geometric art.

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SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC is available in all UNIQLO stores and online. ABOVE SUBAH WEARS UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC GRAPHIC T-SHIRT (ANNI ALBERS) $19.90, UNIQLO HIGH RISE CIGARETTE JEANS $59.90

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Top of the Class The menswear industry in Australia is often considered somewhat of an underdog. However, there’s a new guard of labels setting about to change things. With their respective Woolmark Prize nominations and showings at Melbourne Fashion Week, Chris Ran Lin and AMXANDER are making the industry sit up and pay attention. We sat down with the designers to chat inspiration, gender stereotypes and trend predictions for 2018.

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AMXANDER Jason Pang and Jake Chen When did you launch your label? At the start of 2014. What are you currently working on? Our AW18 collection, our Shanghai Fashion Week campaign and an exclusive online capsule collection which is out at the end of the month. Why did you decide to design menswear? Jason: As an avenue to be creative and to help men express themselves. Jake: Growing up as a migrant, it was difficult to navigate my own identity. I was the only Chinese kid in school and with no school uniform, I stuck out like a sore thumb. That’s when I first, at eight years old, thought about how clothes are such a powerful contributor to our social construct. Being forced into the traditional route of education by my parents – and subsequently achieving a Masters in Business and working in consultancy – made me really question my identity. I thought ‘hey, hold on, why can’t I have both?’ I was always great at art, and felt it was such a shame that I never nurtured my wild, creative side. Meeting Jason by chance was actually the spark that ignited the fire. Describe your design aesthetic. We are romantically rebellious, with a touch of fluidity. We idealise symbolism and like to translate and elevate casual formats with embroidery. Biggest challenges working in menswear? In Australia, we’re part of a society that have had it good. In the past, there haven’t been oppressive regimes, economic

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depression or other forms of pressure that create a strong desire to mutate thoughts and ideas into an expressive format. Contrast that to the era of punks who were formed on the backbone of anti-capitalism, or even to the modern day Chinese consumers, who are products of the one-child policy. You’ll see that instead, Australians are a static society, and subsequently we are happy and content. This is great, but we believe it causes a cycle of monotony within the domestic market – particularly in menswear. What do you predict for the future of menswear in Australia? Less monotony (hopefully). Greater access to information in our digital age has pushed the limits of how guys express themselves, and the traditionally rigid definition of masculinity is changing for the better. If you could pick one person to wear your clothes, who would it be? Jake: Oliver Sim Jason: Sung Jin Park Biggest achievement todate? Being nominated by The Woolmark Company as an Australian menswear finalist for the International Woolmark Prize. What’s next for you? Come the end of September, we will have a small capsule of limited-run embroidered hoodies, sweats and T-shirts available exclusively on our website. W

amxander.com @amxandernow

When did you launch your label? Chris Ran Lin launched in 2013. What are you currently working on? Right now I’m working on orders for my SS18 collection. I’m also preparing a couple of new looks to showcase at Jakarta Fashion Week in October. Why did you decide to design menswear? I wasn’t planning on designing menswear when I first decided to study fashion. I only discovered my interest in it during my final year of university. I became very fascinated with the possibility and potential of menswear design. What kind of guy do you design for? The guy who wears Chris Ran Lin is brave enough to challenge the traditional stereotype of male dressing. What do you predict for the future of menswear in Australia? Australian menswear has changed a lot since I came here 13 years ago. I now see more guys who are willing to try new things. More designers are doing menswear right now, too. Biggest achievement to date? My biggest achievement would a collaboration with Lane Crawford. The exclusive range, Chris Ran Lin for Lane Crawford, is going to be available in-store and online soon. Trend prediction for 2018 I think we’ll see lots of pattern and colour. Sportswear and athleisure are also going to be big in 2018. W

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KORAL POSE HOODIE $179 KAREN WALKER CORSAIR BLAZER $725 VIKTORIA & WOODS MEGA WIDE LEG PANT $290 SOL SANA CROSS FLAT SHOES $179.95


KAREN WALKER ECHELON JACKET $695 ELKA COLLECTIVE SKIRT $169 KORAL LUSTROUS LEGGING $99 FROM ST XAVIER ELIJAH BUMBAG $140 STYLIST’S OWN HOOP EARRINGS


VIKTORIA & WOODS WOODS BLOCK CREW $220 CARRERA SUNGLASSES $300 STYLIST’S OWN EARRINGS


TOMMY HILFIGER JILLIAN BOMBER $229 GINGER & SMART IRIS TIERED SKIRT $389Â SOL SANA CROSS FLAT SHOES $179.95


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Make a Splash The days are getting longer and we’re no longer wearing 10 layers to work. It can only mean one thing: summer is coming. To help get you ready for your time in the sun, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite beachside brands.

Salt Water Sandals Salt Water Sandals first stepped on the scene in America over 70 years ago and finally made its debut on Australian shores in 2010. Today the cult classic still maintains its original durable leather construction, which only gets better with repeated wear. In fact, the shoe’s level of comfort actually increases when wet, making it a perfect beach companion. With various styles available in colours like rose gold, candy red, pink and yellow, there’s no excuse to go barefoot this summer. saltwatersandals.com.au

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General Pants Co. General Pants Co. has just unveiled its swimwear offering for Summer ’17 and it’s all about retro styling. Taking you back to the beaches of the ’80s, the retailer’s lineup features super high cuts, high waists and one pieces. You’ll find designs from Insight, Ksubi, TWIIN and Wrangler’s debut swim collection, plus towels and other poolside accessories. If you’re looking for a steal, you can also mix and match pieces from the Subtitled Separates collection for $39.95 each or two for $70. It’s worth paying your local a visit or jumping online. generalpants.com.au


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Bali Body Most of us can agree that we look and feel better during the warmer months. But alas, it can’t always be summer. In the interim, Bali Body is providing the next best thing – a supply of vegan and organic skincare products to give you a year-round radiant glow. All of the brand’s products are made in Melbourne from naturally derived ingredients.The resulting range includes bronzing lotion, moisturiser and tanning oils, plus sun protection so you’re ready when the good weather rolls around. balibodyco.com

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U&I Label U&I goes beyond traditional surfwear. The Torquay-based ladies behind the brand take a wholistic approach to design, filling a void between form and function. Their mutual vision has resulted in interchangeable, minimalist pieces that are locally made with ocean dwellers in mind. U&I’s new range After the Rain, which launches in November, references the ocean’s stillness after a storm. A focus on the senses, particularly touch, is central to the collection with the Australian-made pieces moving away from the standard neoprene. You can expect Lycra fabrications and the introduction of a sexy neoprene alternative which works to complement and flatter the female form. After the rain, U&I girls don´t dance. They surf. uandilabel.com.au

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Lone Ranger BY VERONICA STANFORD

ILLUSTRATION BY TWYLA MAE

They say solo travel is a time for self-discovery. An unparalleled experience that will get you outside of your comfort zone, and make you a self-reliant problem-solving genius. And, sure that’s partly true, but they also fail to mention the tears, the loneliness and the impossible task of taking a decent selfie in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Cue waterworks. Feeling tired? Prepare to have a fullblown anxiety attack. Someone at home won’t answer FaceTime? Welcome an insane bought of rage (tears included). It’s all part of the process.

It’s not for everyone, so to help you figure out if this is a journey you should undertake, we’ve rounded up a list of the good, the bad and the downright awkward.

Pro: There’s no compromising on the itinerary Want to journey two hours out of the city to see a giant greenhouse? Sure thing! There’s no one to argue with, and no one to compromise for. Feel like being lazy and spending the day watching Geordie Shore reruns from your bunk? Who’s going to judge? (OK, we don’t recommend that last one).

Con: Loneliness is inevitable Prepare to eat alone, staring longingly at groups and couples as they laugh over their vino. There’s a good chance your travel diary will become your most constant form of conversation and you’ll live for those moments your Facebook Messenger pings with a notification. Not to mention the extreme FOMO you’ll be faced with when you see your friends back home hanging out without you. Pro: Hello newfound confidence When you return from your adventure, you’ll be greeted with a new ‘can do’ attitude. Before you leave you’re too timid to ask a stranger for directions, but when you return home you’ll be able to yell at your phone provider about how your data roaming bill is all. their. fault. Con: You’ll definitely have multiple breakdowns Tears will be shed, even if you’re not a crier. You get lost?

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Con: Making friends isn’t as easy as everyone tells you Everyone says that staying in a hostel is a surefire way to meet people. Well, they’re wrong. Solo travellers are few and far between, meaning most of the time you’ll be sharing a room with Betty and her two best friends. Newsflash… they don’t need some lonely person to humour with their company. And then, when you finally do find someone to eat breakfast with, they’ll end up checking out the next day. Pro: You get really fit Once you’ve lugged your 38kg suitcase up a few hundred underground train station and hostel staircases without the help of anyone else, it’s impossible not to stack on some muscle.

Con: There’s no one to help you lug your suitcase around On the negative side, it’s extremely hard to lug your 38kg suitcase up a few hundred underground train station and hostel staircases without help. Con: There’s no one to take photos of you Prepare for hundreds of moon faced shots with offcentre monuments in the background. If there’s one thing I learnt the hard way, it’s that strangers don’t care about taking a good shot of you. Once you finally work up the courage to approach a random passerby, chances are the resulting photo will be blurry AF, has your eyes closed or terrible lighting. Pro: It finally gives you an excuse to use a selfie stick in public A gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do (to get that perfect Insta selfie). Pro: You have no shame No one knows you, no one’s going to remember you. Who’s going to care if you haven’t done any washing in two weeks and smell a bit off ? Or your hair is bordering on Garth from Wayne’s World. It’s the perfect time to experiment with a new laugh, wear a bumbag or read 50 Shades of Grey in public. Pro: It’s empowering AF The sense of self-pride you feel when you look back at your trip will be immense. Knowing you made it through the other side, on your own, is a powerful feeling.


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One Palm One Palm is a travel-based fashion hub hailing from Western Australia, with a global mindset. It stocks a curated range of clothing and accessories designed to get you across the world in comfort. You’ll find everything from French luggage and leather mules, to tote bags and in-flight wear. It also boasts notable brands like St. Agni and Spring Court, alongside its own namesake label. With a range constructed from high quality fabrics such as bamboo, stretch denims and premium cotton, you’ll be wondering how you ever travelled without it.  onepalmstudio.com

Po Campo

ELEVEN Australia

Born from a lack of functional bike accessories, Po Campo has become the ultimate destination for riders worldwide. Since launching in 2009, the line has expanded to offer a range of bags and accessories perfect for those with an active lifestyle, or who are perpetually bitten by the travel bug. Versatility is at the forefront of the collection, with pieces designed to easily attach and detach from your bike. You’ll also find a line of batterypowered bags, which can charge your phone while on the go. pocampo.com.au

You shouldn’t travel anywhere without the right products at your disposal. Thanks to ELEVEN Australia’s mini range, you can travel with the sophistication of a hair salon in your pocket. The brand carries a whole range of pocket-sized versions of its most popular products, like hairspray, dry shampoo, body wash and hand cream. In sizes under 50ml, you’ll find them easy enough to pack into your makeup case or straight in your hand luggage. ELEVEN even stocks travel packs for different hair types. elevenaustralia.com

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THIS PAGE LIFE WITH BIRD ROCKAWAY TRENCH COAT $850, ARNSDORF ANA BLOUSE $270, BY NYE GOLD HOOP EARRINGS $225 OPPOSITE PAGE MYRRH ZIP SHIRT $165, LULU + ROSE SYBIL PLEATED DRESS $79.95, LIFE WITH BIRD LONG SANDS TOP $280 ADA HODGSON HALO HOOP EARRINGS STERLING SILVER $130, BY NYE APHRODITE EARRINGS $325


LEFT LIFE WITH BIRD FLORIDA SHIRT $260, MISS CRABB BALLET SASH TOP $404.91, BY NYE TWISTED CHOKER $245 RIGHT ARNSDORF CELESTE SUIT JACKET $430, MYRRH TIE SHIRT $176, BY NYE APHRODITE GOLD PLATED EARRINGS, BY NYE TWISTED CHOKER $245

Hair and Beauty Notes Skin Hana’s skin was prepped with a liberal application of MAC Prep + Prime Fix and MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlite. It was then evened out using MAC Studio  Face and Body Foundation, and MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter to bounce light and diffuse imperfections. Cheeks Cheeks were sculpted using MAC Cream Colour Base in Midtone Sepia, and MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils Stick pressed into the high planes to create a dewy sheen. Brows Brows were pre-lightened with bleach, and brushed up with MAC Clear Brow Set for a full, fluffy texture. Eyes MAC Cream Colour Base in Yellow Scream and Rich Coral was buffed over the entire lid and into the brow bone for a creamy wash of colour.  MAC Studio Eye Gloss in Pearl Varnish was tapped on top to create a glossy look. Lashes were curled, but no mascara was used.

Lips Lips were given a soft, understated pink tint to offset the bold eyes using MAC Glaze Lipstick in Hue and MAC Clear Lipglass. Hair To add a soft texture, Hana’s hair was prepped with ELEVEN Australia’s Miracle Hair Treatment and Sea Salt Texture Spray. ELEVEN Australia Give Me Hold Flexible Hairspray was used to create a brushed-back look, while still keeping the hair’s natural texture and movement. We experimented with different styles and parting throughout this shoot, so it was really important to use lightweight styling products like ELEVEN Australia’s Sea Salt Texture Spray and Give Me Hold Flexible Hairspray. To highlight Hana’s blonde hair, shine was added using ELEVEN Australia’s Smooth and Shine AntiFrizz Serum.


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High Brow Brand Eye öf Hörus Name Brow Fibre Extend From eyeofhoruscosmetics.com Price $38 This product from Byron Bay cosmetics label, Eye öf Hörus, left me seriously impressed. The tiny brush is the perfect size ensuring all product is kept on the brow, while the added fibres work to thicken and fill. Rating Brand Benefit Cosmetics Name Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel From benefitcosmetics.com/au Price $39 This tinted eyebrow gel achieves full, natural looking brows with a glossy texture. The mini applicator brush makes it easy to apply with precision and blends easily. It makes it super quick to create defined brows and fit into your morning routine. Rating

Brand Chantecaille Name Full Brow Perfecting Gel + Tint From mecca.com.au Price $58 This eyebrow gel was my first real foray into Chantecaille, so I was eager to try a brand with such a stellar reputation. The gel was easy to apply with no real issues, but took a few goes over the same spot to get a really good level of coverage. The formula is quite lightweight, so if you don’t like stiff brows, this may be the gel for you. Rating

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Brand Napoleon Perdis Name Wand-Er Brow From napoleonperdis.com Price $32 I’m not sure why it took so long for me to discover this gem, considering I use Napoleon’s eyebrow pencil every day of my life. It’s like the eyebrow gel I’ve only dreamed of, but better. The applicator is different from other gels and is long and skinny, which intimidated me at first. However, application was super easy and the product is stickier than other gels, leaving my brows firm and in place all day. Rating

Brand Garbo & Kelly Name Brow Gel From garboandkelly.com Price $38 Despite having a bit of shimmer in the formula, this gel looks quite natural once on. The brush is a little wide meaning there’s an increased risk of swiping it onto your forehead, but it wipes off pretty easily without smudging. Ideal if you want a quick, no-fuss result. Rating Brand Too Faced Name Brow Quickie From mecca.com.au Price $31 It may be controversial to say, but this is one Too Faced product I’m not 100 per cent sold on. The brush size is a little too big making it easy to miss your brows. And while I love the idea of having extra fibres in the formula, I didn’t notice much difference in thickness. Rating

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Bobbi Brown

Miss Frankie

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bobbi Brown is supporting it in a very special way. From September 25, the cosmetics brand is releasing a limited-edition Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzing Powder to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The set includes a pink shade of bronzing powder along with a mini face blender brush to deliver a shimmery, rosy glow. For every product sold, Bobbi Brown will donate 20 per cent of the sale price to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. bobbibrown.com.au

Professional manicurist Kate Jeffers has created a line of nail polish that prioritises your nail’s health over convenience. Miss Frankie polishes have been designed without the toxic ingredients commonly found in other varnishes. However, a salon-quality finish has not been compromised in the process. This quick-drying nail varnish preserves nail health and gives long-lasting, even coverage. We’re awarding bonus points as all products are vegan and cruelty free, as well as Australian made. missfrankie.com.au

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Napoleon Perdis Napoleon Perdis just ticked off 25 years in the beauty industry and he celebrated by opening a brand new store in Sydney. The Surry Hills boutique was launched by the Perdis family, along with A-list Sydney guests and personalities. It was an event which featured all the requirements of a good party: champagne, entertainment and a giant cake in the shape of Napoleon’s bestselling primer. napoleonperdis.com

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Hunter Lab has just unveiled its Vinotherapy body care range, which is as luxurious as it sounds. The brand has worked with Mornington Peninsula’s Willow Creek Vineyard to bring viticulture and skincare together in the perfect union. Hunter Lab utilises post-vintage grapes in both its Pinot Grape Skin Bath Soak and Pinot Grape Skin Body Scrub. Containing an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, grapes make for the perfect ingredient in any skincare range. The products harness these benefits to strengthen collagen production, reduce redness and rejuvenate skin health. hunterlab.com.au

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REVIEWS

Look & Listen

WITH VERONICA STANFORD AND BIANCA O'NEILL

BOOK REVIEWS

DREAMSCAPES

THE COCKTAIL GARDEN

THE NECESSARY ANGEL

Claire Takacs

Adriana Picker and Ed Loveday

C.K. Stead

As a 20-something Melburnian, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I may never own a home. And with that comes the truth that I’ll probably never have enough yard space for a tropical Jamie Durie-style backyard. But at least I can live vicariously through pictures with this book. Dreamscapes is a compilation of the world’s most breathtaking gardens. Photographer Claire Takacs has filled these pages with awe-inspiring landscaping from around the world. And her shots are breathtaking, capturing each garden at its most magical. If you’re an admirer of all things lush, this is a perfect coffee table companion.

The extent of my cocktail-making experience comes from getting my Sims jobs as mixologists. This book, however, is an excellent intro into the real world of cocktail making. Each recipe is accompanied by lovely illustrations and the book contains handy tidbits about the equipment you’ll need (and why), different types of glasses (and their uses), and how to make sugar syrups. It’s an ideal companion for anyone who wants to play host and serve up something a little fancier than vodka soda. Most these recipes don’t require much effort and even novice bartenders can have a crack with some success.

The blurb of C.K. Stead’s novel tells me it has a “surprising twist at the end” and is “gripping and hugely satisfying.” It was a description that had me intrigued and despite not being the usual book I’d pick up for leisure, I held out hope for an enjoyable story. On the contrary, The Necessary Angel is a bit of a lacklustre read. It follows a group of literary academics and students in France, all joined by their infidelity and love of classic authors. It takes over half the book to get to the ‘page-turning mystery’, which turns out to be a question of ‘who stole a painting from an office.’ Gripping stuff.

ALBUM REVIEWS CLOUD CONTROL

CUT COPY

Zone

Haiku From Zero

The one thing Cloud Control execute masterfully is ambience. Somehow, they deliver a depth of sound that no one else can achieve in quite the same way. 2013’s Dream Cave was recorded, in part, in an actual cave. With the opener 'Zone (Is This How It Feels)' introducing you to the album with the sound of rain, one wonders if they didn’t try that trick again. Either way, it’s a lush, layered execution that continues throughout. A tight little 10-track delight, Zone sees highlights with the title track and ‘Rainbow City.’ But to be completely honest, the whole thing is good. When people complain that Aussie albums haven’t hit the mark this year, it’s releases like Zone that make you think they’re just not hearing the right ones.

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It’s been a while since we heard from Cut Copy. Four years, to be precise. But if 2017 was about anything, it was about bands emerging from the darkness of the studio after a long hiatus. Opening with the quirky digital beats of ‘Standing In The Middle Of The Field’, it’s clear from the getgo the band has been working in a vacuum. It’s pure Cut Copy, unbothered by the trends which have left other albums lacking this year. It’s certainly an album of celebration and if, as the band said, the concept is all about making sense from disorder in the world, it seems the only way out of this mess is towards the light. So where’s the party at?

THE KILLERS Wonderful Wonderful What did I tell you? This time around, we waited five years for a new album from 2004’s favourite band. Frontman Brandon Flowers told Rolling Stone that in creating this album, he didn’t want to “chase what’s on the radio... I wanted to inhabit my age.” The only risk with ‘acting your age’, for a stadium band, however, is that it can come off overblown and not particularly fresh. I’m glad to say, this is not the case with Wonderful Wonderful. It’s a Killers classic in the making. Sure, there are some dramatic moments, but The Killers have always been a bit dramatic. After a year of lacklustre releases, Wonderful Wonderful lends a little hope and vitality to the dying industry of the long player. What a relief.


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Out & About Melbourne Fashion Week Premium Runway – Closing MFW went all out for its closing runway earlier this month. The event saw impressive collections – from macgraw, Bianca Spender, Dion Lee, Michael Lo Sordo and Romance Was Born – showcased to a full-house at the Melbourne Town Hall. Behind the scenes, the excitement was palpable as models celebrated the conclusion of another successful Fashion Week. melbourne.vic.gov.au/mfw PHOTOGRAPHER MADDIE ROUX

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