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  Melbourne flings open more store doors, Spring Fashion Week 2014 tickets bookable now, black tie charity bash will wow, and two swank French brands hook up with the locals SPRING SPRANG (Photograph; Monty Coles) On Wednesday, City of Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle launched our 20th Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, August 30 to September(…)


Photographs: Style.com Words: Janice Breen Burns, editor (This article first appeared in The Age Life & Style Paris Haute Couture week may be fashion’s pinnacle spectacle but its value to everyday consumers is tricky to calculate. Right now, a handful of billionaires, stylists and fashion editors – haute couture’s only real clients – are still(…)


STRATEAS.CARLUCCI wins 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize Australia regional final for menswear and womenswear Report: Woolmark Main photo: Mario-Luca Carlucci (left foreground) and Peter Strateas with models. It was a double win today for Melbourne-based label STRATEAS.CARLUCCI, with the design duo winning the 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize Australia regional final for both the menswear and womenswear(…)


LOOK AT YOU; YOU’RE GORGEOUS Unilever’s filmlet Mirrors is the latest in its series to tap women’s weird self-loathing ways. Beauty brand Dove’s 2013 research found one in three women regard their mirrored reflection with more anxiety than satisfaction, a sad consequence, one suspects, of a world crackling with TOOFATOLDUGLY messages for every ordinary woman(…)

Modest Mr. Wolfe and Melbourne’s Bisonte secret

Photographs: Monty Coles (For Mr. Coles’ complete photo essay on Bisonte, www.theloupe.org) Models: Casey and Samuel, Volta Models Words: Janice Breen Burns Bisonte, 591 Chapel St. and 8 Garden St., South Yarra (03) 9827 2788 and 14 Howey Pl., Melbourne Eric Wolfe makes some of the finest leather fashions currently produced in Australia. He sells(…)


Photographs: Monty Coles, www.montycoles.com (See Mr. Coles’ complete photo essay of David Jones’ swimwear model casting call on www.theloupe.org ) Words: Janice Breen Burns, jbb@voxfrock.com.au Model castings were closed-shops once, part of fashion’s backstage mechanics, accessible by a Professional Few. I recall they were added to fashion PR’s box of tricks to leverage media coverage(…)