Miranda Skoczek for Gorman

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.

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Gorman Summer 2014 Collection

As if I wasn’t already excited at the prospect of summer, Gorman had to go ahead and drop their latest Summer 2014 lookbook into my lap/email inbox. Every season Gorman seem to outdo themselves in the print department, and the Summer 2014 collection is no exception. The collection has a distinct seaside flavour with lobster, fishing net, and seagull prints adorning everything from bucket hats to bikinis. Side note: I am ALL OVER that lobster print. Subtler prints take shape in the form of nautical stripes and Batik polka dots, while embroidered palms give the collection a cool tropical twist. With so many summery references jam packed into one collection, you’d be hard pressed not to have fun in the sun with Gorman this summer.

Gorman’s summer collection will be available from October and can be found in Gorman stores in Australia and New Zealand, and online at gormanshop.com.au

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Wear: Gorman ‘Harvest’ Tee

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Aussie label Gorman and their always on-point prints and fun designs. As soon as I saw the Harvest print from their Autumn 2014 collection I just knew I had to have it in my wardrobe in some form or another (FYI you can also find this print on dresses, socks, aprons, and quilts this season). The vegetable print seemed like a natural progression from their summer-themed pineapple and watermelon prints and I, for one, am a fan. Like other Gorman cotton tees, it’s a relaxed fit and perfect for throwing on with some jeans. It also serves as a good reminder to eat your veges! 

‘Harvest’ tee in navy c/o Gorman; worn with Cheap Monday ‘Tight Indigo’ jeans from General Pants

Look: Gorman Winter 2014

You can always count on Gorman to give good print. Their Winter 2014 collection, Never Smile at a Crocodile (which is also excellent life advice btw), features the bold graphic prints and pops of colour that we’ve come to expect from the label. Animal references are present in the form of croc and cheetah prints, while a striking cactus print seems to be a natural progression from the fruit and vegetable themed prints of past collections. The palette is more subdued, typical for a winter collection, but that doesn’t mean a lack of colour. Mustard yellows, baby pinks, bright blues and greens sit alongside basic black and navy hues. Whether you’re after statement making prints or seasonal essentials, Gorman has you covered. The collection will be available in-store and online from April 10.

Gorman are also one of the independent designers featured in my pop up shop with The Third Row. Be sure to check it out to see some of my favourite items from a bunch of great independent stores.

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colourful clutches

Colourful clutches have been on my radar for some time now but why go for a single block colour when you could have ALL OF THE COLOURS instead? Well, that’s my thinking anyway. And I’m not the only one to think like this if these quirky clutches from Molten Store, Megan Park, and Gorman are anything to go by.

Molten Store ‘Confetti Days’ clutch
Megan Park beaded striped clutch
Megan Park sequined striped clutch
Gorman ‘Jewel’ bag