If you like your things to be colour coordinated then you’re really going to like the autumn/winter collection from Aussie label Kuwaii. The Re-Mix AW15 collection is a mix of fluid lines and boxy silhouettes with accent shades of coral and royal blue set alongside understated navy and grey hues. Every look in the lookbook is eye-pleasingly monochrome, which helps to highlight certain textural and tailored elements. You can see and shop the collection on the Kuwaii website.
Australia is often referred to as multicultural but I’m the first to admit that as someone who is Eurasian, I had a fairly Anglo upbringing. Despite being born in Indonesia and having a large Indonesian family, I’m fairly out of the loop when it comes to modern Indonesian culture. While I’ve always identified as being Australian, cultural identity is such a multifaceted topic and one that I could only begin to scratch the surface of in a brief blog post. And since I’m here mainly to talk #fashun, I’ll leave the thoughts on self-identity and culture for another day. On my last trip to Indonesia I not only had to navigate the massive changes in both infrastructure and culture but also this new Indonesia I was experiencing as an adult, not a child. Luckily I had my ever helpful cousins to guide me (turns out hipster culture has permeated most corners of the globe). Since then I’ve been taking note of any interesting Indonesian brands, stores, and places to check out on my next visit. One such brand is COTTON INK, which I came across on Instagram. I was instantly drawn to their aesthetic – casual tailored pieces mixed with geometric patterns and traditional batik fabrics. I’ve been eyeing off their blue batik tops but unluckily for me, they’re all sold out online.
Images: COTTON INK
I love a good collaboration and Gorman’s Winter 2015 collection, which called upon the talent of Australian artist Miranda Skoczek, hits the ball way way way out of the park. As soon as I started seeing teasers of this collection on Gorman’s Instagram feed I knew it would bring the goods. The Winter 2015 collection is made up of 56 pieces spanning across apparel and homewares and after seeing some of the pieces in store, my jaw is well and truly dropped. All of the prints in this collection have been established from five original artworks painted by Miranda which fit right into the Gorman aesthetic (read: colourful, kooky, treading the fine line between eccentric and batshit crazy, yet totally wearable). I am ALL OVER that ‘Mad Snake’ print. These are just some of my favourite looks and you can see the rest of the Miranda Skoczek for Gorman collection on Gorman’s website.
The autumn/winter collections are coming in thick and fast. One of the latest to hit my inbox is from Australian label Leonard St. Known for their use of bright colours and bold prints, their AW15 collection definitely delivers. The key prints in this collection include the Eagle Floral, the Travel Print, the Abstract Floral, and the 50s Spot. The colour palette for this collection is distinctly autumnal, with lush greens and rich maroons sitting pretty against black and grey basics. The AW15 collection is currently available in stores and online, and you can see more of the collection over on the Leonard St. website.
As much as I love a good print, a majority of my wardrobe is made up of basics. I own a ridiculous number of striped tops and white tees, and there’s something so comforting and appealing about having a pared back wardrobe. This is why the The Edit, by boohoo.com, has caught my eye. I haven’t really paid much attention to boohoo in the past but their AW15 campaign is pretty on point for those looking for key pieces to add to their autumn/winter wardrobes. The Edit consists of ten ‘must haves’ that not only include personal favourites like the denim shirt and skirt but also the camel coat, the cable knit sweater, the waterfall jacket, and the duster coat. Check out the rest of the campaign images, below, or head to the website to shop the collection.