Say goodbye to winter and hello to Summer with Gorman's latest artist collaboration, Gorman x Kindah Khalidy. This Summer, Lisa Gorman has teamed up with Californian-based painter and textile designer, Kindah Khalidy, to produce an exciting collection of wearable art and tbh, one of our favourite Gormie collaborations so far. Pairing every colour imaginable with experimental and unpredictable combinations, Kindah creates bright, playful and shape-driven works that keep viewers coming back for more. This collab combines iconic Kindah prints, established from original artworks, with classic Gorman designs, to create a vibrant and youthful collection of garments that are sure to make any wearer feel a hundred bucks!
Pop on over to gormanshop.com.au where you can deck yourself out head-to-toe with Kindah's abstract prints adorning dresses, pants, playsuits, socks and Gorman's iconic raincoats.
24-year-old New York native, Paris Starn, is the brainchild behind the super cute and swoon-worthy label, Paris 99. Drawing inspiration from the textiles of the traditional country club and domestic appeal, her debut collection features playfully feminine gingham dresses with daring cut-outs, ric rac trims and dainty pearl buttons, that pay homage to traditional Americana style and Paris' love for her great grandmother's aprons. Available in pink, yellow and blue, each dress has its own personality was named after the designer's friends, “successful young women working in creative fields” who have been her inspiration and collaborators.
Shop the collection online now via the Paris 99 website or follow the label on instagram.
Photos by Ondine Vinao
Australian fashion and homewares label, Doops Designs, was conceived by Byron Bay-based Textile Designer, Jane Newham in 2015 after she set about making her own screen printed fabrics and joined the online marketplace, Etsy. With a degree in Textile Design from RMIT under her belt, Jane hand screen-prints her original designs using eco-friendly water based inks and responsibly sourced fabrics. Garments are then lovingly sewn by the Doops Designs team in their Byron Bay studio. Inspired by the likes of Marimekko, Jane's prints are bright, simple and often feature elements of Australian flora and fauna. Perfect for all shapes and sizes, her designs are relaxed loose fitting pieces that can be worn all year 'round. Bold prints on trans-seasonal designs that are sustainably made; what more could you want?
You can shop Doops Designs online here and follow them on Instagram for store updates.
BAMBAM is a small #peopleswear brand based in Madrid, Spain. Inspired by past, present, and the Millennial Way Of Life, their debut collection 'Tómbola' combines art and technology in a playful and nostalgic way. References to the late 80's and early 90's culture can be seen throughout the collection, including the bold primary colour palette and the Nintendo inspired "Gamification" print and earrings. While the influence of 20th Century Artists such as Henri Matisse and Joan Miró, is evident in their funky "Facemotiv" print. All of their print fabrics are designed in-house, printed locally and ecologically on 100% cotton, making it the perfect label for anyone that loves to stand out and appreciates the value of an ethical, local and small-scale production. You can shop the current collection online now here!
Founded by Rose Halstead in 2012, Manchester-based label, Plum and Pigeon, combines past and present with its vintage-inspired style and modern-day fabrics. After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in Textile Design for Fashion in 2009, Rose attended local dressmaking courses where she learnt the sewing techniques and pattern making skills that would go on to help her create Plum and Pigeon. Influenced by 1940's and 50's fashion, each garment is handmade and a timeless addition to any wardrobe. Head to the Plum and Pigeon Etsy store and Instagram account to find out more!
Lauren Winter is a namesake clothing label based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2014, the labels goal is to create high quality, statement designs that reflect the individuality of the wearer and evoke an air of timelessness. Inspired by Asian art, southern history as well as her surroundings, Lauren's weird yet wearable shapes are made to order from beautifully hand-dyed fabrics such as linen and denim. Her latest Spring/Summer 2016 collection features comfortable and timeless pieces in rich tones of brick red, navy, cerulean and ivory. We are absolutely obsessed with the Wraparound Jumpsuit which is available in washed blue denim or ivory linen and makes for a great layering piece all year-round. You can shop the full collection online now at laurenwinter.co and stay up to date with the label via the Lauren Winter instagram.
We didn't even think it was possible, but Lazzari's latest Fall/Winter collection kinda has us wishing we were back at school. Inspired by all things 'school', the dreamy collection focuses on objects, materials and symbolic references that tie the memories of childhood to the month of September in Italy and the "back to school" attitude. Erasers, pencils, notebooks and iconic bottles of glue become prints for cotton and silk shirts, while irresistible dinosaurs adorn cotton sweater dresses and viscose peter-pan collar blouses. A black polka dot dress with a white collar is the current interpretation of the smock worn in class, while the soft leather bags are excellent substitutes for school bags. The bright prints aren't the only heroes of this collection though, the finer details like the pussybows, winged shoulders, scalloped collars and of course the adorable Triceratop collars are also a massive hit in our eyes! You can shop the Fall/Winter collection in stores and online now.
Inspired by the magical depths of the big blue ocean, Mona's most recent Spring/Summer 2015 collection is a celebration of all things under the sea. Peter pan collars with embroidered sea horses, scalloped hemlines and cheeky lobster prints adorn feminine shift dresses, funky jumpsuits, chiffon blouses and high waisted mini skirts, in an array of beautiful pastel hues. And if that's not enough, designer Moriah has also created some adorable shell shaped cross body bags to match! The SS15 collection is available in the Tel-Aviv store and online via Etsy with up to 30% off selected items.
Okay, so we probably say this every time Gorman drops a new collection, but hot damn this lookbook is definitely our favourite so far! The playful Spring '15 collection invites you to kick back on Spring vacation at the Gorman hyper coloured country club - where the air is crisp, the flowers are in full bloom and the days softly meld into the nights. In true Gorman style, the quirky collection features exclusive patterns and prints including dalmation spots on palazzo pants and wrap pant suits, while poodles, lime wedges, tennis rackets and palm trees are scrap-booked across an array of tees, sweaters and swing dresses. Of course no Gorman collection would be complete without accompanying accessories and we're absolutely in love with the funky soft foil leather metallic boots and dalmation sandals. The collection is in stores and online now, with more pieces dropping periodically until late October.
If you love girly dresses and Wes Anderson, we're 99% sure you're going to love the first capsule collection by She Loves Dresses & Crowned Bird. Inspired by the Wes Anderson tale of a young runaway romance, The Moonrise Kingdom collection is designed for raven-eyed girls made of bubblegum and pink ink. Nuzzled in between the niche of new and nostalgia, these dresses are to be donned while sneaking kisses from your campfire cologne beau. Jennifer Baquing of She Loves Dresses is an intersectional feminist princess and internet sweetheart with a reputation for consistently dripping in vintage. Meanwhile, Crowned Bird’s Priscilla Barroso has already taken the fashion world by storm, with experience in all levels of the industry. This magical mod love child of a collection manifests at the intersection of Jennifer’s ethereal aesthetic and Priscilla’s electric charm. Mint chip lace linens, schoolgirl collars, arithmetic grids, pastel plaids, lavender folded love notes, and even incandescently printed umbrellas to assist in the dark and dreary hurricanes all young lovers will surely endure – The Moonrise Kingdom Collection is a must for any dreamgirl’s dress collection. The collection is available for pre-order now, but you have until July 17th to put your order in, so don't miss out!