Girls on film at the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011

screen cap ‘catwalk’ via 123nonstop.com Arguably more fashion-specific documentaries have been lensed in the past four years, than in the last two decades combined, with offerings including Lagerfeld Confidential (2007), Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007), Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008), The September Issue (2009) and Picture Me (2009). That’s not counting the recent proliferation […]

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Pawel Bednarek fronts Song for the Mute Autumn/Winter 2011

Elliot Ward-Fear isn’t the only emerging Australian fashion designer with big branding ideas. Just three seasons old, Sydney menswear label Song for the Mute has recruited Polish model Pawel Bednarek for its Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign and lookbook shot by Bowen Arico in and around Wollongong. Although not as feminine as Australia’s Andrej Pejic, Bednarek nevertheless […]

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Louise van de Vorst has stalkers

Or so she told frockwriter at Fitzroy, Melbourne resto Cutler & Co on March 14th, on the occasion of the Calvin Klein Collection dinner, immediately following the launch of the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Our tablemate for the duration, van de Vorst mentioned the challenges inherent in living with one of Australia’s best-known musos (Silverchair’s […]

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Calvin Klein’s ice breaker

Just got back from a second Calvin Klein dinner in almost as many days. Downunder to talk at the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Business Seminar on Friday, Calvin Klein Collection women’s creative director Francisco Costa (above) and the company’s executive vice president global communications, Sydney-bred Malcolm Carfrae, have been busy entertaining. First there was Sunday […]

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A chat with Michael Angel

This blog has talked about New York-based Australian designer Michael Angel on several occasions. First, when his collection popped up in US Vogue, before there was a peep out of its Australian counterpart (which has yet to cover his work, reports Angel). Then we interviewed him via phone backstage, moments before he opened New York […]

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