First up in fashion news before we delve into the sales manual for November, this year has seen an array of designers and artists contribute to charity, and New Zealand based fashion brand Kowtow is the newest kid on the block willing to lend a helping hand for a good cause.
Launched in 2007 by Gosia Piatek, the mindful label has only recently released her collaboration collection with Melbourne artist Caroline Walls, with tonnes of the common aesthetics coming to life. The Building Block basic set aims to inspire confidence and empowerment by showcasing the work of Walls who put the female anatomy in focus. They’ve aligned aesthetics: minimalism and a compact colour palette into their garments and men’s and women’s shoes which made it feel like a natural and authentic collaboration.
The costs vary from $99-$129, with $20 from each Pared-back t-shirt to be donated into the International Women’s Development Agency to strengthen protection and security for women in the Asia Pacific region, aiming to break cycles of gender based violence. “Ensuring women’s safety and security is the first step in achieving really significant social change. I am really pleased that with Kowtow we can raise funds and awareness to support this in developing countries,” says Caroline Walls.
The launch also coincides with Walls Paddington exhibition glass showcase display, MAYBE SHE, at Saint Cloche gallery.
Missed out on purchasing one of your past Ellery favourites? The Parisian inspired Australian cult label, famous for its trademark flares and eyelet pieces, is holding a massive price markdown sale at the Paddington store across three days, featuring pieces from all seasons at approximately 80 percent off.
Love labels? Then the Parlour X sale should be the very first thing you do next Monday, after coffee, of course. There’ll be deals on brands like Celine, Chloe, Valentino, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Isabel Marant at approximately 50 percent off recent collections in addition to 70 percent off previous collections.
Designer Emporium Parlour X is holding a sale starting from Monday.
Famous for their unstructured and relaxed collections, Jac + Jack is holding a two-day warehouse deal with previous seasons such as ’17 and exclusive one-off display showcase samples at around 70 percent off. Get ready for signature sleeves, pants, skirts, women’s shoes and apparel designs along with accessories that are lace, cashmere and accessories for men and women.
Australian brand Ixiah are having their primary warehouse sale with archived samples, new year limited bits, samples and selected stock reduced to clear. It’s the only time that the label puts their collections on sale. Inspired by a focus on whimsical textures, expect to find loosely fitting silhouettes, dreamy colors and earthy tones.
A Bikini a Day Founders Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman are providing their fans with the very first peek at their Resort 18 collection, Paradise Found, along with a chance to meet them both to receive a personal styling session at a Sydney pop-up store. Their newest brand Monday Swimwear have partnered with Brands like Sunnylife, By Chari, St Tropez, Homebody and Nakula, just in time for the summer.
Christmas is only a month and a half off so if jewelry and watches are in your head for a present to buy. The two-day warehouse sale in Chatswood will include brands like Thomas Sabo, JAG and TW Steel with 90 percent off sales with prices starting at $5.
Next week, Sabatini is holding their summer sale over four-days in Surry Hills. Prepare for warmer weather with a selection of lightweight knits, silk dresses, organic cottons, and jersey and linen styles available. The brand adheres into a “Made in New Zealand” philosophy, with each design handmade with sustainable fabrics.
After its successful run as small pop-up shop in The Galeries, home-grown bespoke dressing concept for men gentSac is opening up their first bricks and mortar store in the exact same precinct, just in time for Christmas shopping.
Featuring carefully chosen local and international brands such as Apelles, Mossman, 18.21 and Hunter Lab amongst their own products, the shop is particularly curated with tailored grooming products. The brand’s subscription service will also last, a kit comprising of premium and essential products along with accessories and men’s dress shoes, to equip every guy.
What is in this season – Slip Dresses
The holiday season is slowly approaching and if you are planning outfits to take you from work to evening parties, the slip dress is a great “wear anyplace” investment piece. It is no surprise that the 90s fad’s fame continues to dominate this spring because of its versatility. Plus it permits the accessories to glow. For work you can opt for a shirt underneath, blazer with flat shoes, or t-shirts and sandals for weekend programs. For evening, tie up heels, statement rings and a colourful bag will do just fine. Play with textures, as well as sequins and floral designs, and also the normal silks and satin. We’re taking inspiration from Alexa Chung, constantly.