Pant Active is the culmination of two passions: fitness and art. Founded by a Melbourne-based brother and sister duo, the label collaborates with artists to produce prints to splash across Australian-made leggings. Think the kind of art you’d see in the streets and laneways of Melbourne. Each design is commissioned for a very limited run and once sold out, it isn’t used again. The brand’s ethos is to make customers feel like they’re wearing something unique and to respect the integrity of each artist’s work. All pieces are constructed to endure high-intensity exercise, but also suitable for everyday wear.
Inspired by modern architecture and sports luxe design, Creux Automatiq creates a range of luxury timepieces for men. Each Swiss-made watch boasts a sleek aesthetic with an intricate skeletal mechanism. These best-selling designs are also water-resistant and feature 33 jewel self-winding technology. Following the success of its 2016 Ghost release, Creux has launched three new models as part of the series. The Ghost Shadow, Ghost Explorer and Ghost Gen II all have different modifications and are available to pre-order now, just in time for Christmas.
Golden Palm Design
A gift without a card is like a Christmas tree without a star – incomplete. This year, finish your gift-giving with a bang by visiting Golden Palm. The online design studio stocks a range of cards, postcards and art prints, all based on hand-drawn illustrations. Themes include flora, fauna and signs of the zodiac, with a focus on retro prints and pops of colour. Each product is designed to be a keepsake you can proudly display on the mantelpiece. While the studio only launched earlier this year, its product line is expanding for 2018. Watch this space.
Our favourite type of Christmas gifts are ones we can put to use all year ’round. You may be unfamiliar with Betty Basics, but we’re guessing you know its sister labels Sass and Fate+Becker. The standalone label is committed to making wardrobe staples, which are easy to wear and comfortable for all sizes. It produces six limited-edition collections each year – spanning denim, sneakers, puffers and more – alongside a key essentials line of over 25 styles which are available to shop at all times. You can find Betty Basics online, and in over 650 boutiques across Australia and New Zealand.