Some images taken by Maja Baska while on set for our most recent fashion film shoot for the History Council of NSW partnered with Vogue Australia. It was the biggest production we have ever put together, and we had the most amazing team along with a cast of gorgeous models from Priscillas. We were so excited to shoot in the State Library of NSW, a most glorious space, and we even recruited a security guard into the film! The video is up on the History Week website, and we will post more about the film and fashion shortly.

New York Fashion Week is a springboard for presenting new designers, and one of the fresh labels we are bound to see more of is SALAS \ VOON, created by Paula Hess and Bianca Reiss. Their debut women’s collection is a mixture of clean minimal shapes with geometric digital prints derived from this season’s inspiration of Kazakh culture. With the designers hailing from Germany and Australia respectively, their clothing is a meeting point for the two, executed in beautiful fabrications and luxe silhouettes that are ultimately wearable. We’re looking forward to seeing the entire range, showing on the 12th September, but for now here are a few looks to whet the appetite.

We are in the process of conceptualising an exciting video project for the upcoming History Week in September. It’s going to be an amazing and exhausting few weeks as we finalise storyboards, crew and a manic short week of editing. Here are some location shots scouted the other day, serving as great inspiration for the video!

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Door 121 is a PR agency with a difference. Not simply content to idle by while others make use of their lovely samples and labels, they have gone out and produced their own fashion editorial lensed by a pretty fabulous young photographer by the name of Zachary Handley. Featuring the cheeky face of model Kendall, from Priscillas, we follow her on an unruly jaunt away from the responsibilities of the day. Door 121 have gone and styled the shoot with a range of their hot winter threads from labels including POL Design, Meadowlark, Viparo, Hansen & Gretel and Nick Campbell Eyewear.

Also take a look at the accompanying film, shot by Andrew Kaineder showing Kendall in all her dreamy, rebellious glory.

Photographer: Zachary Handley
Stylists: Elena Antoniou / Sarah Leung @ Door121
Model: Kendall Walters @ Priscilla’s
Videographer/DOP: Andrew Kaineder
Graphics: Elli Zacharowitz
Music: 1976 Studios / Planet Love Sound “We’ll Be Alright (Outro)”

We’re very pleased to finally present our latest fashion film project Rumspringa, an exploration of the debut collection from designer Matt Dolan. In what may be our most cinematic looking film to date, we took the concept of fundamentalist religions and the potential paths they open as inspiration.With a haunting score by composer Flynn Wheeler, filmmaker Michael Tyson captures our girls in a forest, walking stocking-footed through the underbrush. Their hair, artfully plaited by hairstylist Graeme Cumming, wisps about their glowing faces, created by Chereine Waddell. Click the image to watch the video!

Matt Dolan’s collection, in palest pink, is also shown in full on Absorb with photography by Bowen Arico here.

We’re very much in love with these Fall campaign images for Dolce & Gabbana, by photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Starring Italian beauties Monica Belucci, Bianca Balti and Bianca Brandolini in signature traditional lace and tapestry-derived creations, they are depicted in a range of vignettes bringing to life the true dolce vita. Dolce & Gabbana have long been inspired by their own cultural background, bringing together a strong heritage and love for the artisanal crafts of their hometowns and the people who bring them to life.

Every day would feel like a holiday decked out in Givenchy’s Resort collection for 2013, which is exactly what one would hope for if they lived in a bustling metropolis such as New York City. What a great backdrop – the streets of New York – for lookbook shots of the range, adding an urban twist that blended and resonated with the prints and textures of the clothes. Context aside, Riccardo Tisci as always served up a beautiful array of silhouettes, this time looking at inner-split sleeves, a balloon topped pant shape, and an asymmetric skew to tops that worked on panelling and print. He also utilised a gypsy scarf print throughout, slicing it with geometric blocks in black and white that turned the patterns into something else. Not to mention the high laced shoes and woven belts, we would definitely be happy weaving some city gypsy magic in these looks.