This week, we’re introducing you to some friends from creative industries who are using MyBroadsheet presented by Mercedes-Benz. Below are a handful of friends who work in fashion – from jewellery design to tailored suiting, casual menswear to sophisticated womenswear. Find out where they like to eat and drink, and what they’re reading on Broadsheet.
Huw Bennett is one of the three creative minds behind local menswear label Vanishing Elephant. Despite all three living in Sydney, the VE guys opened their first store down south in Melbourne at QV in 2011. Just last month, they finally opened their first Sydney store. Because Bennett is down in Melbourne quite often, his favourite lists include a mix of venues in both cities – places like Jardan, Blu Dot, Earl Canteen, Patricia, The Corner House, Vini and many more. He’s got a good list. Check it out here.
Starting off as a junior stylist for Russh Australia, Kym Ellery quickly climbed the fashion magazine ranks before launching her eponymous label Ellery in 2007. Six years down the track, the label by the Perth-born Sydney-based designer has since collaborated on sunglasses with Graz Mulcahy, a winter line with Sportsgirl and supplied garments for Madonna to wear in a music video. She’s also just about to launch a jewellery line with a yet-to-be revealed (but very much renowned) jewellery partner, and will be showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney next week. She’ll also likely be dining at some of her favourite venues: Frankie’s, Porteno and The Boathouse in Palm Beach. Check out her Kym Ellery’s MyBroadsheet profile here.
Patrick Johnson of P.Johnson Tailors and his team have been suiting men in Sydney and Melbourne for over five years now, making men’s suits that fit just as they should. P.Johnson is always working on fun projects, like custom men’s bracelets, or a new lightweight jacket out of Naples (“it’s so comfortable it’s like wearing a cloud,” Johnson tells). They have also recently launched a P.Johnson custom driving shoe made in Domodossola in northern Italy, by the family who invented the car shoe for Gianni Agnelli (the Italian entrepreneur who founded Fiat), and other items in the pipes like a colourful range of slick long-sleeve polos, a new swimmer range and new pocket squares by designer Tristan Ceddia (another of our MyBroadsheet advocates). Johnson is based in Sydney, but has a showroom in Windsor, Melbourne too. Some of his favourite venues at home include 121BC, Fratelli Paradiso and Sean’s Panorama. View his whole profile here.
We write about Lucy Folk a lot. The Melbourne jeweller always had a good story. She makes wearable food – think popcorn, pasta, pretzels and more in gold and silver jewellery. Her latest range, titled PIZZA, looks at the ingredients that go into making the perfect slice – saucy reds and herby greens made with crochet cotton, olives pip and anchovy earrings, and pizza dough cuff bracelets in resin and powder-coated steel – which she worked on with chef Karen Martini. Unsurprisingly, Folk is fan of food and eating out, so come check out what’s she’s saved on her MyBroadsheet profile here.
Sydney-based jewellery designer, illustrator and art director, Elke Kramer’s jewellery can be found in some of the world’s best stores, from Collette in Paris to Liberty in London and Opening Ceremony in New York, LA and Tokyo. In October she'll be launching her next collection, The Moonstruck Monsoon, though a few styles are available for preorder now at elkekramer.com. As well as jewellery, Kramer directs her own fashion zine, works on collaborations with other designers and produces illustrations for various international publications. She includes Marrickville Organic Market, Iggy’s Bread and Osteria di Russo & Russo on her MyBroadsheet favourites list. Check out her full MyBroadsheet profile here.
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