First up in fashion news before we delve in the sales manual for November, this season has seen an array of artists and designers donate to charity, and New Zealand based fashion brand Kowtow is the newest to give a hand.
Founded in 2007 by Gosia Piatek, the mindful label has just released collaboration with Melbourne artist Caroline Walls, with lots of their common aesthetics coming to life. The Building Block basic set aims to inspire confidence and empowerment by showcasing the work of Walls who place the female anatomy in focus. They have aligned aesthetics: minimalism and a compact colour palette into their clothes and men’s and women’s shoes which made it feel as a natural and authentic collaboration.
The Prices vary from $99-$129, with $20 from every pared-back t-shirt to be contributed to the International Women’s Development Agency to strengthen security and protection for women in the Asia Pacific region, aiming to break cycles of gender based violence. “Ensuring women’s safety and security is the first step in achieving really significant social change. I am really pleased that with Kowtow we can raise funds and awareness to support this in developing countries,” says Walls.
The release also coincides with Walls Paddington exhibition display showcase, MAYBE SHE, at Saint Cloche gallery.
Missed out on buying one of your previous Ellery favourites? The Parisian inspired Australian cult label, famous for its trademark flares and eyelet bits, is holding a record sale in the Paddington shop across three days, featuring pieces from all seasons at around 80 percent off.
Love labels? Then the Parlour X sale should be the first thing you do next Monday, after coffee, of course. There will be deals on brands such as Celine, Chloe, Valentino, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Isabel Marant at around 50 percent off recent collections as well as 70 percent off past collections.
Designer Emporium Parlour X is holding a sale starting from Monday.
Renowned for their unstructured and relaxed collections, Jac + Jack is holding a two-day warehouse sale with previous seasons such as ’17 and exclusive one-off display showcase samples at around 70 percent off. Get excited for signature tees, pants, skirts, women’s shoes and dress designs in addition to linen jerseys, cashmere and accessories for women and men.
Australian Brand Ixiah are having their main warehouse sale with archived samples, new year restricted pieces, samples and selected stock reduced to clear. It is the only time that the tag puts their collections on sale. Inspired by a focus on whimsical textures, expect to find loosely fitting silhouettes, dreamy colours and earthy tones.
A Bikini a Day founders Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman are providing their fans with the first peek at their resort 18 collection, Paradise Found, in addition to a chance to meet them both to get a personal styling session in a Sydney pop-up. Their brand Monday Swimwear have partnered with brands such as Sunnylife, By Chari, St Tropez, Homebody and Nakula, just in time for the summer.
Christmas is just a month and a half off so if jewelry and watches are in your mind for a present to purchase. The two-day warehouse sale in Chatswood will comprise brands such as Thomas Sabo, JAG and TW Steel in 90 percent off with prices beginning at $5.
Next week, Sabatini is holding their summer sale over four-days in Surry Hills. Prepare for warmer weather with a choice of lightweight knits, silk dresses, organic cottons, jersey and linen styles available. The brand adheres into a “Made in New Zealand” doctrine, with every design handmade with sustainable fabrics.
Following Its successful run as little pop-up store in The Galeries, home-grown bespoke dressing concept for guys gentSac is opening up their first bricks and mortar shop in exactly the same precinct, just in time for Christmas shopping.
Featuring carefully selected local and global brands such as Apelles, Mossman, 18.21 and Hunter Lab amongst their own goods, the store is especially curated with tailored grooming products. The brand’s subscription service will also last, a kit containing of premium and essential products in addition to accessories and men’s dress shoes, to equip each man.
What’s in this season – Slip Dresses
The holiday season is slowly approaching and if you’re planning outfits to take you from work to evening parties, the slide dress is a great “wear anywhere” investment piece. It’s no surprise that the 90s fad’s popularity continues to dominate this spring due to its versatility. Plus it allows the accessories to shine. For work you can opt for a top underneath, blazer with flat shoes, or t-shirts and women’s sneakers for weekend plans. For evening lace heels, Statement rings and a colourful bag will do just fine. Play with textures, ws well with sequins and floral designs, and the typical silks and satin. We’re taking inspiration from Alexa Chung, always.