LMFF Opening Night

Each year in March for the past 15 years, the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival has taken centre stage in Melbourne to showcase the best of Australian fashion to the consumer. It’s a festival focused on selling the wares of retailers and designers, tantalising the tastebuds of fashion bloggers and photographers the city-wide and egging-on the … Continue reading

Penthouse Mouse 2013 – Show 2

Penthouse Mouse always shows us two instalments of the best emerging and independent designers of any given year. Our show no. 2 this year treated us to the likes of Raggatt, Christina Exie, Keegan, Neo Dia and Jason Hewitt; all of whom were fabulous, all of whom used colour in their own inimitable way and … Continue reading

Constance Roe accessories

It’s said a women can never have too many shoes. And bags. And dresses. And shoes. So there’s no surprise that there are literally countless designers, labels and retailers that have hacked mercilessly into the female accessories business. Constance Roe is one such artisan whose work sits amongst the many thousands of accessories designers out there, … Continue reading

Penthouse Mouse 2013 – Show 1

In a delicious display of emerging and independent fashion a design as part of this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the Penthouse Mouse runway for 2013 displayed an array of some monumental talent that Australian design has to offer. Styled seamlessly by Connel Chiang, designers Leondard Street, Res Denim, Ameca Calleja, Autonomy and The Social … Continue reading

Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver has its own fashion week. Who knew? From 19 March to 24 March, the city will come alive with the inherent excitement and hullabaloo that surrounds such events of grandeur and large scale attendance. They’re expecting 20,000 attendees. Hosted at the somewhat interesting choice of venue, Vancouver’s Chinese Cultural Centre, the festival, will showcase … Continue reading

PHOTOBLOG: Penthouse Mouse 2013 Opening Party

Penthouse Mouse showcases some of the best of what Australian untapped talent has to offer. Each year as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, they present independent fashion labels and designers in a runway befitting nothing more. In a series of three key happenings, they launch the PHM series with an opening party and … Continue reading

Highpoint’s launch hits the skies

In a flurry of great pomp and ceremony, The GPT Group’s Highpoint Shopping Centre officially flung open the doors to its newly created fashion precinct in the heart of the shopping centre. Bringing to the western suburbs what it’s been lacking for so long, the shopping centre plays home to some of the most popular … Continue reading

Kookaï and The Colour of Night

A feast of asymmetric hemlines not for the feint hearted, the Kookai AW collection graced the stage that was Melbourne recently to launch to the public what it has in store for this year’s ensuing cooler months. Think a lot of black, plenty of print and a very strict adherence to the name of the … Continue reading

Who has the Spirit of the Black Dress?

The Spirit of the Black Dress is a gala evening and ensuing exhibition run by a group of independent fashion industry professionals committed to raising the profile of emerging fashion and increasing international appreciation for Australian design. Again in 2013 The Spirit of the Black Dress is a part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s … Continue reading


‘Darling’ is a term we in the fashion industry are all too familiar with. So, it only made sense that someone beat us to it and named their entire design business just that. The word Zhivago is Russian for everyone’s favourite darling. A Perth-based label founded by friends and co-designers Lara Kovacevich and Lydia Tsvetnenko (you can … Continue reading