Belancé luxury men's tailors opens at Barangaroo

Belancé luxury men’s tailors and lifestyle concept opened its second bricks-and-mortar retail proposition last night, designed by industrial designer and architect Liam Mugavin, at Barangaroo’s all-new Scotch Row retail precinct.

Oscar Leal and Theodore English, cofounders of the Australian men’s emporium — combining the best international men’s brands and a world-renowned made-to-measure service — launched the men’s-only fashion destination with an intimate cocktail event where some of the country’s best dressed men gathered.

“We’re excited to enter a new development in Sydney’s evolving landscape and hope to bring the same exacting standards of bespoke tailoring as London’s Savile Row, to Scotch Row.” says buyer and creative director, Oscar Leal.

Founded in 2013 as a strictly e-commerce only retailer of men’s accessories, Belancé first trailed a tailoring trunk show in Melbourne, before fitting-out their now famed Victorian terrace headquarters in William Street, Paddington.

The bespoke men’s tailors identify Barangaroo, and neighbouring businesses such as American Express, Lend Lease, National Australia Bank and PwC, as a natural progression for the brands second address, complimenting their now five year tenure across town in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

“The time was right for us to expand and a lot of our customers were already working in the CBD, affording us the opportunity to speak directly to our target market.” says managing director, Theodore English.

In addition to the bespoke tailoring service, Belancé is the exclusive retailer of some of the world’s most lauded menswear brands: Beyene, Malle London, Grenson, Kenzo, Masunaga and Von Röutte.

Captains of industry, media and tastemakers from the design, fashion, and lifestyle communities, including Home & Away actor Alec Snow, Winten Property Group’s C.E.O David Rothwell, Chic model Ethan Bodhi Robertson, Hermetica Flowers creative director Jai Winnell, Marprop managing director James, Marshall, Centuria C.E.O Jason Huljich, Australian fashion photographer Johnny Nicolaidis, Australian men’s fashion blogger Jordan Turner, industrial designer and architect Liam Mugavin, Australian actor Lincoln Younes, Australian Financial Review Magazine editor Matthew Drummond, Executive Style editor Michael Harry, and GQ cover model Richie Hall, all gathered to mark the occasion.

The high-profile men sipped on masculine whiskey sour’s courtesy of Dewar’s mixologists and Grey Goose’s signature Le Grand Fizz cocktail while DJ ‘The Nights’ played his original mix of electro-soul music.

Source: Belance


MADHATTAN - Mad about the Milliner - to air on Foxtel soon

The fascinating new film Madhattan will have its’ small screen debut on Tuesday 18th July on the Lifestyle You! channel and be available on demand afterwards.

The story follows one remarkable woman’s journey from the Aussie outback of the remote Kimberley in Western Australia to the catwalks of New York Fashion Week.

Former jillaroo and camp cook-turned milliner, Felicity “Flic” Brown, started re-working her jillaroo mates’ hats in time for the Kimberley’s racing season each year. Selftaught hatmaker Felicity “Flic” Brown has come a long way since then.

Filmmaker Carolyn Constantine (Wide Open Sky, Winner Audience Award, SFF 2015) was drawn into Felicity’s unique and creative world after a chance meeting and the cinematographer turned director knew that Felicity’s inspirational journey and wonderful hats would be worthy of the telling.

Madhattan is the fascinating and often challenging story of her journey as she takes her magnificent feathered and flowered creations, inspired by the incredible natural beauty of the Kimberley region, all the way from the red dust of Broome to the bustling sidewalks of New York.

Along the way, there are trials and tribulations as she faces one obstacle after another to get her to the world’s most famous Fashion Week in the Big Apple, including a skin cancer scare that set her NY adventures in motion.

She says” I wanted to make a film about a strong, creative female character taking on the world from a remote place and hopefully it will inspire audiences to pursue their own dreams and goals”. As Flic so passionately states in the film ‘life is short …so just have a go’.”

The film also features a beautiful country jazz fusion soundtrack from former Go- Between composer Amanda Brown and acclaimed jazz artist Jonathan Zwartz.

A national screening tour is planned for the second half of 2017 to bring this inspiring film about this go-getting milliner to audiences around the country.

Join the conversation at #madhattan

Source:Lifestyle on Foxtel


H&M Announces New Stores in Townsville and Rockhampton

H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), the international fashion retailer known for fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way, is proud to announce further expansion into regional cities in Queensland with stores launching at Stockland Townsville and Stockland Rockhampton.

Both stores are set to open later this year. More information on the stores will be provided further on, prior to opening.

H&M entered the Australian market in 2014. Today there are 21 stores nationwide, including the following stores in QLD; Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Westfield Garden City, Pacific Fair, Gold Coast, Grand Central Toowoomba, Westfield Chermside and Queen Street, Brisbane.

Through its stores H&M offers a broad product range including the latest trend and inspiration for customers to create a personal style.

Source: H&M


Louis Vuitton Announces LVxSUPREME Pop-Up Store in Sydney

Louis Vuitton will open a Men’s Pop-Up store from 30th June to 13th July, 2017 in Bondi Beach.

The store, located on 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, will premiere a selection of the Autumn-Winter 2017 Men’s collection – a collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Supreme.

The dynamic New York culture of the recent past – seventies, eighties, early nineties is the point of excursion for the Autumn-Winter 2017 Louis Vuitton men’s collection. The collection is an ode to the multitude of styles that co-exist and co-mingle in New York City. At its heart is the notion of collaboration – the fusing of two separate parts, a creative journey towards a new whole. Inspiration comes from all walks of New York City life, spanning three decades and a multifaceted view of masculinity.

“It’s uptown and downtown, artists and musicians, friends and heroes. No New York City men’s conversation is complete without Supreme”, Kim Jones, Men’s Artistic Director

The Louis Vuitton pop-up store in Bondi Beach will offer a variety of items from the collection including leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, as well as exclusive items offered only in the pop-up.

Store Details
Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Supreme pop-up in Sydney
95 Roscoe Street
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

June 30th – 13th July, 2017
Monday to Sunday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday until 7:00 PM

Source: Louis Vuitton


Thomas Sabo Unveils latest jewellery collection at The Langham

Global jewellery and watches brand, THOMAS SABO, hosted a gathering of key Sydney fashion media and selected celebrities and influencers to The Langham to celebrate the launch of the brand new THOMAS SABO AW2017 collections!

Host Carissa Walford was joined by the Head of Sales Asia/Pacific THOMAS SABO, Lars Schmidt, to present the dazzling jewellery and watch trends for the coming season as worn by three glamorous models. Mr Schmidt, who flew in from Hong Kong to meet the media, talked through the new design inspirations and shared an engaging insight into the latest developments and what it’s like to work for the man behind the brand – Mr Thomas Sabo.

The THOMAS SABO AW2017 collections celebrate the diverse nature of the iconic brand: A seductive ornamentation of modernity – a varied collection that connects two central themes of contemporary lifestyle – yearning for the faraway and love of the familiar.

A delightful Wedgewood High Tea style breakfast was also displayed and included Yoghurt and Granola Shots, Sweet Corn Mini Pikelets, Mini BLT Roll, Signature Scones, Rhubarb and White Chocolate Truffle, Rosewater Lamingtons and Honeydew Melon Mint juices.

The opulence of The Langham provided the perfect setting for the presentation of the new THOMAS SABO AW2017 Collections, which will be available online and instore 17th July 2017.

Source Thomas Sabo