It’s cold outside
Due to popular demand, linen-loving Sydney label Venroy has launched its very first winter collection for women, featuring “cosy and comfy” knitwear, merino-cashmere basics and terry-towelling sets.
New sustainable Melbourne knitwear label Wolfgang Scout – headed up by Country Road and Helmut Lang alumni – has also just launched.
In a secret garden in Melbourne’s east, Australian custom-suit specialist E Nolan is now offering one-on-one appointments (in a converted shipping container) to measure up your dream suit.
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Craft makes a comeback
The Fashion industry is all aboard the craft comeback. Recently launched Canberra label George specialises in textured, loom-spun totes in a confection of colours. Each bag is made from one continuous piece of thread and takes eight hours to make by hand.
Whoever said retail was dead hadn’t heard that cult Japanese retailer Muji is opening its largest store in the country in Melbourne – replete with interactive workshops, a coffee bar, a bookstore and a line of genderless, logo-free basics.
A new way to accessorise
Former Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Kellie Hush has launched The Way, an affordable accessories label that’s “bringing great style to women who can’t afford a Louis Vuitton bag.”
Art is fashion
More than 100 iconic garments by “the master” of couture, Cristobal Balenciaga, will be on display at Bendigo Art Gallery as part of its new exhibition Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion.
Green is the new black in skincare
Naomi Watts’s clean-beauty bar Onda Beauty, which has outposts in New York City and the Hamptons, has opened a salon in Sydney’s Paddington.
Melbourne jeweller Nye De Marchi has released a new collection under her label By Nye. Shop sculptural rings, droplet pendants, stone “dangle” earrings and bold chokers. Everything has been moulded by hand using ancient techniques from objects found in nature, such as shells, pebbles and stones.