Uniqlo X Ines De La Fressange: Kids Debut

UNIQLO has announced that it will launch the INES DE LA FRESSANGE 2018 Fall/Winter Collection, in Australia this Spring/Summer season. The range will be available at selected UNIQLO stores and the uniqlo.com/au online store. This LifeWear collaboration with world-renowned fashion icon Ines de la Fressange celebrates its 10th season with the debut of a long-anticipated kids line.

The collection is the fruit of a collaboration between Parisian chic icon Ines de la Fressange and UNIQLO Special Project Design Director Naoki Takizawa. The range brings together Ines’ belief in designing clothes that all women can wear with comfort to reveal their beauty, and the LifeWear philosophy of providing innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and meets the needs of daily lifestyles.

The 2018 Fall/Winter collection is Ines’ modern take on fashions in Montmartre during the 1920s, when it was a particularly vibrant hub of social, cultural, and artistic interactions.

Commenting on the new collection, Ines de la Fressange said, “From the inception of the collection, I had wanted to offer kids apparel crafted with the same fabrics as women’s items. I look to cultivate a love of clothing among children by including tweed jackets, cotton shirts, and other quality items in their wardrobes. It gives parents great joy to see their children looking stylish and happy. And as a mother myself, that’s something very close to my heart.”

The new kid’s line enables both mothers and children to amass lasting memories in enjoying French chic, a goal that Ines has held since the inception of this collaboration collection. These items will contribute to lasting memories, retaining the quality and sophistication of the fabrics, designs, and tailoring of women’s items as wardrobe essentials that celebrate Ines’ effortless Parisian style.

Source: Uniqlo

Shleep - a brand for the better day ahead

I just love this entire idea and concept from Jono Ward and Indi. Take a read at the reasons why ‘Shleep’ is the hottest new reason to go to bed . . .

We welcome you to visit shleepwell.com to experience the new site and to find out all there is to know about our special brand of Australian Merino wool bedding and sleepwear that we truly believe is needed especially now in this new chaotic world we’re living in.

Because—whether it’s the social, cultural, business, political or dearth of good sleep product’s fault—we’re not sleeping enough. Or, we’re at least not sleeping well enough. And enough good sleep directly positively impacts our physical, mental and emotional health unlike anything else.

We make our products from Australian Merino wool because of its supreme softness and unique thermal and moisture control properties that have been proven to get us quickly to deep sleep and keep us there 25% more effectively than any other source material.

And we’re constantly innovating — with fiber blends and products to increase sleep quality and sustenance, because we can’t think of a more valuable way to spend today than to make us all feel even stronger, more vibrant and alert, optimistic, and smarter all day long tomorrow.

That’s why we say that, while Shleep is technically a high-quality bedding and sleepwear company, we think of ourselves as more of a health and happiness company.

If you’re sleeping right, you don’t think twice about the night. You just wake—way, way up—feeling great. That’s our mission. That’s what we want for you, and that’s what gets us up in the morning.

Please check out shleepwell.com for more. And if you have any questions — about the brand, the future of the company or investment please contact Indi directly at indi@shleepwell.com or 0404 033 339.

Until then, all the best and to a bedder tomorrow!
Best Indi and Jonathan.

Source: Shleep


UNIQLO today announces that it will begin rolling out the special KAWS x SESAME STREET UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) collection on Friday, June 29. Items will be available at UNIQLO stores around Australia, and through UNIQLO.com/au.


The collection showcases contemporary artist KAWS’s uniquely whimsical take on characters from the internationally beloved children’s television series. The UT range features carefully selected examples of celebrated pop culture graphics from around the world, transforming T-shirts into canvases of art expressing the individuality and tastes of wearers.

KAWS initiated the idea of this special collection, which features graphics of such iconic Sesame Street characters as Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster. The range will be available in 23 colors and patterns for people of all ages.

Source: Uniqlo

Levi's Authorised Vintage launches in Australia

Levi’s® has announced the official launch of its Levi’s® Authorized Vintage line in Australia featuring exceptional, pre-worn pairs of jeans and Trucker jackets including both those that are entirely unaltered and those that have been carefully remastered.

Levi’s® Authorized Vintage preserves the integrity of original styles giving Levi’s® fans the most authentic, most everlasting vintage on the market – made by Levi’s® from start to finish.

Levi’s® acquired one of the largest vintage stocks in existence – over 50,000 pieces of authentic, made in the USA jeans and jean jackets – giving Levi’s® the ability to have a sustainable, scalable vintage business for the first time in history.

Stored and preserved in impeccable condition by a single owner for more than two decades, the archive-quality stock includes thousands of classic jeans and Trucker jackets, along with hundreds of artfully personalized keepsakes, and rare exclusives from Levi’s® most collectible collaborations. Like a time capsule from another era, the Levi’s® Authorized Vintage stock reveals the evolution of the Levi’s® brand, and the powerful ways in which the people who wear it have made it their own.

Each season Levi’s® will invite a handful of designers to hand pick pieces from the Levi’s® Authorized Vintage line and make it their own. Vêtements, Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, Diane Von Furstenberg, x karla’s Karla Welch, and Ovadia and Sons are all currently working with Levi’s® Authorized Vintage.

Levi’s® Authorized Vintage also supports Levi’s® commitment to innovating and investing in long-term sustainable manufacturing practices. Up-cycling pre-worn jeans reduces waste by reusing a durable resource – denim. By encouraging conscious consumption, the Levi’s® Authorized Vintage line aims to reinforce the lasting value of Levi’s® jeans and the enduring integrity of its well-made clothing.

“Denim is among the few fabrics that really gets better with age,” says Curleigh. ”We want to encourage our customers to think about the sustainable nature of vintage and feel good about buying it from us, the original – we know our products last for generations.” #LevisAuthorizedVintage

Source: Levi

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane - Global Favourite Face of Festival

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane team is proud to unveil the official hero image for 2018, featuring a face that’s familiar on the global Fashion Week runways.

The gorgeous Grace Simmons from Chic Australia is a Brisbane local who has skyrocketed to fashion fame. Represented internationally by Next Worldwide, Grace now divides her time between New York and Paris, strutting the runway for the likes of Valentino, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent and more.

The stunning redhead returned home for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and to visit her family, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane Director, Lindsay Bennett, was thrilled to secure Grace for the hero image shoot.

“Grace is such a talented model. She has a really unique look and everything about her says ‘high fashion’. It’s little wonder she has found such incredible success internationally. We were delighted to be able to book Grace for the hero shoot while she’s back home,” Mr Bennett said.

“The whole team is thrilled with the outcome of the shoot, which really showcases what the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is about – promoting Queensland fashion talent. We have a local model wearing a local designer, both of whom have found great recognition and success in the industry.”

Photographed at the magnificent St John’s Cathedral, a heritage building in the Brisbane CBD and a special destination for an off-site Fashion Festival runway show this year, the shot captures the fresh, unique and fashion-forward nature of Queensland and Australia’s fashion industry.

Grace wears a stunning gown by renowned Brisbane designer and couturier, George Wu, and is accompanied by the stylish Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet. The image will cover all Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane branding in 2018.

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane runs from Sunday 26 – Thursday 30 August, hosted at Old Government House. The full program and tickets are available at www.mbff.com.au.

Source: Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival