Photos: The Fashionisto Due in no small part to budgetary constraints (and the fact that my daily wardrobe is ascetic to say the least), I don’t often watch the menswear shows and think, ‘I am going to get me one of those shirts, suits or Hermes emerald green suede henley tees.’ However, when a friend showed me ACNE’s postcard sweaters from the Fall 2011 collection, I decided that in this case, the forbidden fruit must be tasted. I’m obsessed. It’s a combination of the navy blue, maroon and grey marle colourways; the slim, cropped shape; and the amazingly kitschy, incorrectly-labelledClick to Continue!
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Grazia Once again on the topic of celebrity endorsements, my main man Pete Wentz and his wife Ashlee Simpson were in Sydney last week for the Australian MTV music awards. According to Grazia, Ash needed a dress for the awards (didn’t her mother ever tell her to come prepared?), so she headed to Bondi boutique Ourmishmash for a last minute dash shop. While she was there she picked up an Ellery dress (above) that she wore to the party, and a few pieces from New Zealand designers twentysevennames and Stolen Girlfriends Club (pics of what she bought after the jump).Click to Continue!
To be announced tomorrow morning (NZ time): NZ designer Des Rusk will be shuttering his eponymous semi-tailored menswear label at the end of the current summer season. Des Rusk is stocked in six stores between New Zealand and Australia and has been operating for four seasons. Formerly the head designer for Little Brother (and workmate of mine), Rusk achieved household name status after menswear giant Barkers chose him to design a capsule collection for the brand. In an interesting twist of fate, after Barkers and Des Rusk ended their agreement, Barkers signed a deal to exclusively distribute Rusk’s previous employerClick to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! We shot this one with the great Dan Roberts in a quick break between shows yesterday — Jenny’s wearing head-to-toe twenty-seven names, and I’m in a Gubb & Mackie suit with a New Zealand-made Barkers sweater. twenty-seven names was the very first show we went to on Tuesday morning, it was held outside the NZFW venue in the blustery rain — which we combated with rainbow coloured umbrellas — and I think it might have been my favourite collection of the week. As you know I’m a sucker for girls in boyish clothes, and I loved all the long coats, slouchy sweaters and woollen baseball caps. Super fly.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! As a young dude on the scene in Auckland in the naughty noughties, Stolen Girlfriends Club was the label — they threw the biggest parties, they influenced what we were wearing on the street, and they were also just awesome (slightly) older dudes that I personally looked up to. SGC’s fashion week shows were epic events with loud, crashing music, killer stunts and a no-holds-barred rock’n’roll energy, and after watching their 10th anniversary show last night (including Derya Parlak’s crowd surf stage dive off the runway at the St James Theatre), I’m pleased to announce that nothingClick to Continue!