My favourite piece of the menswear season to date, illustrated by Richard Haines for T. 1. On Sunday last week I was walking down the street when I saw my old mate Karen Inderbitzen Waller standing outside a pub. I ran over to her, screamed her name and twirled her round and round in a bear hug. When she told me to let her go in a very American accent, I realised my mistake, apologised about ten thousand times and put her down. Seven days later, my old mates Zara Mirkin and Zippora Seven had a house warming party atClick to Continue!
Photos: Karen Inderbitzen Waller In perfect seasonal synchronicity, Crane Brothers has just released images of their Spring/Summer 2011 range, but here’s the good news: unlike the collections we’ve just seen here in New York, this one is available for purchase right now. It’s no secret how much of a Crane Brothers fanatic I am (a good 80% of my wardrobe is made to measure from the store), so let me break down a couple of key points that the untrained eye might miss. First up, the lapel size – Murray Crane has been a huge proponent of the skinny lapelClick to Continue!
Photos: The Selby Remember when Todd Selby went to New Zealand earlier in the year to speak at The Department Store and shoot the spaces of Auckland’s hipster elite? The jewel in the Aotearoa crown has just appeared on his blog – la maison de Karen Inderbitzen Waller et Delphine Avril Planqueel. I’ve had the pleasure of going to their house on a number of occasions, and it is incredible. If you ever get the chance, I’d recommend it just for the Crown Lynn collection, the wall-to-wall library of Vogue Italias or the pet rabbit Petit Gris. But there’s soClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe It was an ambitious move to show off-site a good 15 minute drive from the downtown RAFW venue, and one that could have resulted in a sea of empty seats. But Kate Sylvester’s show site was well-populated when I arrived; filled with Australians and Kiwi compatriots, including designers Marc Moore and Luke Harwood of Stolen Girlfriends Club, Juliette Hogan and Sherie Mujis. Held at a horse stable in Randwick, we sat on tiered seats in the circular auction ring. Spotlights suspended from above flashed at random intervals, illuminating your seatmate for a split second before dancing inClick to Continue!
Myf Shepherd. Photos: Katherine Lowe Kate Sylvester measured every girl by hand at her RAFW show casting this morning, held on the fourth floor of the Adina hotel, formerly the Medina. As she took each of three measurements – bust, waist and hips – she called out a number for show stylist Karen Inderbitzen Waller to jot down. “81.5cm, 66cm, 88cm. 83, 66, 92. Size 10 feet.” Most were different from those listed on the models’ comp cards. At the busiest point, about 10 girls stood in the corridor waiting to try on one of three sheer Kate Sylvester slipClick to Continue!