I’ve Got My Eye On You

I’ve Got My Eye On You

NewGen sponsorship, the amazing, often life-changing initiative that helps to develop designers into commercial successes, was announced this week, which means it must be near the time when we're all back on that catwalk merry-go-round they call Fashion Week. No surprises to some of the list, like Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzou, but there are a few relatively new designers we're going to keep our peeps on come February.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Jewellery, London Fashion Week, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Factory Made

Factory Made

From the Bronx to Brooklyn, where we find the protagonists of today's story, New York is a nucleus for artistic expression.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Millinery by Canvas Magazine
Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Eye Candy

Eye Candy

Unlike massive designer brands that scream of logo, Isson's sunglasses have a quiet confidence that wrap around the eyes. The look is forward and bold, with a little quirk. More expressive, less herd-like mentality.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion by Canvas Magazine
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

It’s In The Bag

It’s In The Bag

The Bags In Progress range of drawstrings, totes and canvas clutches are an ode to classic Americana.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion by Canvas Magazine
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Perfect Is Not Better

Perfect Is Not Better

Frockwriter recently mentioned some international kudos given to several young, Australian jewellery designers by some high-placed celebrities and fashion bloggers, a well-timed celebration of the strength of ideas coming from our local designers. Well we think kudos should also be given to another new name. Word is already spreading on some independent blogs about Renee Warne's jewellery, or Billy Bride as most will know it. Hers is the kind of jewellery that challenges the stereotypes of spirituality in fashion.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Jewellery by Canvas
Monday, July 12th, 2010

Will You Be Mine, Bride?

Will You Be Mine, Bride?

We’re not sure if it’s hip to be hippie, but we’re certainly channelling the mystic vibe of Billy Bride’s second collection of rings, Apollo II. Look closely enough though and there’s something space-age about these rings too. Bright colors, sharp lines, unconventional proportions and a rock-like surface also lend Bride’s jewellery a futuristic look. Let’s call it neo-nonconformist with a surrealist shine. There’s certainly no other designer we can think of creating something so distinct. And because stones are chosen for an exact healing purpose, to boost confidence or to amplifiy energy, wearing these rings is as much about feeling good as it is about looking good.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Jewellery by Canvas Magazine
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Around The World

Around The World

After The Apple have been around the world in 80 days, with a slew of bags to prove it.

Posted in Accessories, Bags, Fashion by Canvas Magazine
Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Unknown

The Unknown

The last Sou Brette collection was punkish. Post-apocolyptic. This time it's about pearls and marble print cotton.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Jewellery by Canvas Magazine
Friday, October 29th, 2010

The Tribal Effect

The Tribal Effect

The tribal theme in fashion has exploded in the last few seasons under a host of different guises. Exotic, ethnic inspired prints and textures have adorned everything from maxis to harems and headbands. Think Aztec, Arabian, Navaho, or Ikat. But while most are an attempt to reference the cliched buckskin and feather, Vice and Vanity have taken the trend to a conceptual, abstract form, where cross-cutting colour block patterns are interlocked with an industrial aesthetic.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Jewellery by Canvas
Monday, July 19th, 2010

Corrie and Cooperative

Corrie and Cooperative

As a follow up to Monday's post, we've found another exciting jewellery designer out of London, Corrie Williamson. Her bold style of graphic, geometric necklaces and bangles caught our eye while shopping on Kabiri, a great online store for emerging, eclectic jewellery designers, including our very own Estelle Dévé.

Posted in Accessories, Jewellery by Canvas
Friday, July 2nd, 2010