Locally made clothing label Matin Studio is the work of designers Lucy and Michelle Perrett. Hailing from the Northern Beaches and now based in Tamarama, it’s little wonder the girls created a label that encapsulates a laid-back beach lifestyle.
Inspired by the loose-fitting silhouettes of the 1970s, the designers have created a range that is bohemian and refined at the same time. The latest collection is centred on wearability and features a selection of key pieces in classic cuts; designed to be interchanged and worn as a kind of easy uniform.
All garments are made locally, with soft, natural fabrics such as cottons and linen. The pieces echo a classic French colour palette of white, black and blues with subtle red accents. The label’s aesthetic is also homegrown, with sheer white cotton dresses and shorts, destined for balmy weather and mornings spent walking along beaches.
Matin designer Lucy is inspired by the French approach to dressing; simple and sophisticated. “For me it has always been about the ’70s; Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot. Parisian nights and summer escapes to the French Riviera and the Italian coast. I’m always inspired by these,” Lucy tells us. Lace-up shirting and romantic dresses with intricate crochet detailing have become Matin’s signature styles across seasons, as well as using deliciously soft cotton.
“Remaining fresh, modern, grounded and being happy in your own skin is what remains most important to us,” she says. “We try to express that through what we do with Matin Studio.”