Jasmine and Will launches Spring Summer '18 collection featuring Lara Worthington

Premium Australian sleepwear label, Jasmine and Will, are pleased to announce Lara Worthington as the face of their Spring Summer 18 campaign. Shot in Los Angeles by Darren Mcdonald, the collection embodies the brand’s effortless approach to pyjama dressing – with a nod to balmy European summers through the use of lightweight silks and linens, in tile and geometric prints.

“I have admired Jasmine and Will for many years so it’s exciting to now be fronting their latest campaign” said Worthington

Launched in 2015 by Managing Director Jasmine Lindsay, the brand quickly became popular for its customizable sleepwear and monogram service conducted by individual machinists at their Sydney head quarters. In late 2017 the company entered into a partnership with retail group Hotsprings (the same partners behind PE Nation and Rebecca Vallance) to back further expansion into international markets.

This is the first partnership between Jasmine and Will and Lara Worthington. “I love supporting Australian brands and fellow female entrepreneurs – I’ve walked that path and I know how important it is to support the sisterhood. The collection is stylish without sacrificing comfort. Slipping into their silk pieces reminds me of summers spent in Europe”, said Worthington.

“Lara is authentic and relatable – a mum, an entrepreneur and a style icon – she is in all senses the quintessential Jasmine and Will woman. Her modern and effortless style very much aligns with the DNA of our brand”, said Lindsay

The SS18 Collection will be available to shop in-store nationally at David Jones, online at The Iconic and at Jasmine and Will directly.

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CAMILLA Announcement

Camilla Franks, owner and Creative Director of CAMILLA, has released an update of her journey with breast cancer.

 

Camilla has shared a series of nine photographs on Instagram, captured at a recent photo shoot in Sydney.

Jane McNally, CEO, CAMILLA stated: “Our amazing Camilla is responding well to treatment and wanted to capture where she is on her personal path fighting cancer. The strength and authenticity evident in these images is what we always see when she comes into the office.”

Since her diagnosis, Camilla has received an outpouring of love and well-wishes and this is her way of keeping her supporters up to date.

“Camilla and JP are incredibly grateful for the love and kindness shown to them throughout this time and have been touched by the messages of support. She continues to have all of our love and encouragement.” McNally said.

The shoot was a collaboration with photographer Georges Antoni and make-up artist Noni Smith, both long-time friends of Camilla, together with her creative team. Camilla’s fiance JP Jones and daughter Luna Gypsy Jones spontaneously joined for the intimate family portraits on the day.

 

Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over this journey. While she found this confronting, she also found the move empowering.

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Statement Coats By Marimekko

In 2018, Marimekko’s collections are inspired by growth stories. A personal growth, the path we have walked to become who we are today, nature’s growth, and the rich heritage that serves as a seedbed for the design house’s designs today.

After sprouting spring, blooming summer and wilt yet colourful autumn the nature quiets down and hides under snow cover. For the Fall/Winter 2018 collection, the design team drew its inspiration from the wintery Finnish landscape and Lapland’s exotic.

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Vestiaire Collective launches Selling in Australia with Pip Edwards & Claire Tregoning

Vestiairecollective.com, the leading trusted social site for the resale of designer and premium fashion is excited to announce the launch of Selling in the Australian market. Customers in the south pacific, who are identified as one of the most sustainable groups in terms of their fashion choices, will have the ability to detox their wardrobes and re-sell their beloved, designer items to customers alike.

To celebrate the launch, Vestiaire has collaborated with some of Australia’s most stylish and celebrated designers each curating an archive collection of their most recognised pieces from their personal and brand wardrobes, to be sold on Vestiairecollective.com. The designers involved include Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning of P.E Nation, Alice McCall, Michelle Glew Ross of My General Store and Louise Olsen of Dinosaur Designs.

The Designer Series Collection is made up of pre-loved, luxury clothing and accessories. Pieces amongst the uniquely curated collection include a Burberry silver blazer from Louise Olsen, Celine slides from Michelle Glew Ross and Marc Jacobs cocktail dress from Alice McCall, all of which will be available to buy on Vestiairecollective.com from 25th July.

Carmen Hamilton, Founder and Author of Chronicles of Her has art directed and produced a series of portraits with each designer wearing pieces from their donated selection. Each piece of content was captured in the designer’s own homes or creative studios, illustrating them in their most natural environments showcasing their unique personal styles.

Vestiaire is consciously committed to re-selling authentic and quality products in the market place to worktowards a cleaner, greener and circular fashion and textile economy. “We are thrilled to collaborate on this project with some of the most coveted designers of Australia, with their treasured items captured through the lens of the exceptionally talented Carmen Hamilton” says Vestiaire co-founder FannyMoizant,

“The launch of selling opens up a whole new chapter in the South Pacific for Vestiaire Collective.I can’t wait to shop the closets of fashionable women in Australia.”

Vestiaire Collective is supporting Fashion Revolution, a global movement, which aims to secure a fairer, safer, more transparent and accountable fashion industry. 100% of all sales from the Designer SeriesCollection will go to help Fashion Revolution’s work to transform the way our clothes are made, sourced and consumed.

Fashion Revolution Australia’s Melinda Tually, said of the partnership “The circular economy and re-sale is firmly taking hold in the fashion industry and for good reason, clothes that are made to last should see multiple lifetimes. We owe it to those who make our clothes and the resources that have gone into them to ensure we extend their use as much as we can. Vestiaire Collective makes it fashionable to buy and sell our pre-loved items, which is a win for a more sustainable future so we’re excited to be part of its launch of Selling in Australia.”

Selling and the Designer Series Collection will launch on 25th July 2018 and will be available at Vestiairecollective.com

Source: Vestiaire


Telstra Perth Fashion Festival - 20th Anniversary Program Launch

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival has come of age for its 20th anniversary, with a dynamic program that celebrates past, present and future.

The 2018 program will officially launch at QT Perth on Tuesday 24th July, unveiling the exciting array of free and ticketed events that will take over the city from September 5-15.

The spread of shows and activations will contribute to the Festival’s reputation as a conduit for art music and lifestyle and bring together a diverse fusion of industry and community.

Signature runway events at the new-look Fashion Paramount at Optus Stadium include Opening Night, Presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres, which features top Australian designers including Dion Lee, Romance Was Born, One Fell Swoop and Morrison, and Closing Night, which will toast TPFF’s 20-year milestone through fashion and music.

Fashion Council WA’s Industry Forum will take the form of a high tea at QT Perth, while the Aboriginal Runway Djurip Djenna Kooling will showcase the incredible work of Indigenous artists to the public. Emerging WA creatives will continue to have their work shared through Future Runway and New Generation.

Fashion Central will return to the City of Perth’s Forrest Place for a weekend of free events, plus a cultural program bigger than ever before will extend beyond the Festival dates.

TPFF director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said having Optus Stadium on board for the major Fashion Paramount events would make for an exciting moment in the Festival’s history. “The stars have aligned with the State Government’s generous funding allowing us to hold what will be one of the most exciting Festivals we’ve ever seen at one of Perth’s most breath-taking venues, Optus Stadium,” Ms Harvey-Hanrahan said.

“Showcasing this sensational new Stadium alongside a dynamic international fashion event will enrich WA’s tourism calendar for fashion lovers in WA, Australia and all over the world. We are so excited to work together with the State Government to diversify WA’s economy by generating thousands of creative jobs and opportunities across the State, while also making WA a much more exciting place to live and visit.

“More than 20 CBD retailers will now have the opportunity to showcase their products in 10 free runway events thanks to the continued support from the City of Perth. Not only will these free events attract thousands of visitors to the city, they provide rare opportunities for young designers and models trying to break into these industries.”

Tickets for TPFF 2018 are on sale from Tuesday July 24 through Ticketmaster.com.au/tpff2018. In a special offer, the first 50 GA tickets sold to every show will include a complimentary drink on arrival.

Photos by STEFAN GOSATTI

Source: Telstra Perth Fashion Festival