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Pepper and Pistol: Babylon Summer ’09 January 9, 2009

PEPPER AND PISTOL: Babylon Summer 09

The creative genius behind the German cult label, PEPPER AND PISTOL, Silvia Hillmann and Katrin Wiens have produced yet another amazing collection titled Babylon.

Silvia Hillmann’s background in fashion includes working with world renowned designers such as Boudicca in London, and several up-and-coming brands in New York. Katrin Wiens has an extensive background in the field of graphic design. Katrin created textiles for the like of Just Cavalli, Heatherette, and Calvin Klein.

The name PEPPER AND PISTOL derives from a German tale that is both scary and amusing and reflects the fact of combining two different elements: Fashion + Graphic to trigger something new and wickedly wonderful.

PEPPER AND PISTOL is a womenswear line focusing on custom prints and feminine cuts, created with shiny soft silks, airy voiles and jerseys – all with a definite love for detail and finish.

Visit Pepper and Pistol

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Fashion’s New Frontier January 5, 2009

banner-eyes2I don’t know what’s going on in the southern hemisphere lately, but it’s seems like everything indie fashion is coming from down under. The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes, a style-driven site-that-started-as-a-blog, by 15-year-old New Zealander Imogen is truly fantastic. Very Athena. Check it out.

 

PR for Indies January 3, 2009

Who knows exactly where the crossover point from indie to mainstream occurs. Certainly indie has become more mainstream in recent years. And here’s proof: ModAgency.net. A west coast public relations and consulting agency that serves as a launchpad of emerging & indie talents, ModAgency is an idea whose time has come. Since the words PR and indie don’t usually appear in the same tagline, I just had to pass this resource on. For more info, go here.

Or here.

 

Down Aussie: Of Cabbages & Kings Spring/Summer ’09 Collection December 13, 2008

Excerpted from The Fashion Birdcage.

Diving deep for inspiration this season, Of Cabbages & Kings wants to plunge you into an aquatic adventure

Maintaining the OC&K signature aesthetic of hideous-come-beautiful, the Spring/Summer 09 Collection draws its inspirations from sources as wide and varied as the ocean itself.

Goodey and Andrews sight everything from the illustrations of German naturalist Ernst Haeckel and the sirens paintings of Herbert Draper and to the epic 1985 album Hounds of Love by Kate Bush.

The collection trawls the oceans for similes: fabric twisted and knotted to look like fishing nets, dip dyed tips suggesting underwater flora, silk fronds floating like seaweed and structured panels imitating fish scales.

The garments embrace a much lighter mood than winter, with the use brighter colours and figure hugging garments.

OC&K have been featured in many publications including Vogue Living, Oyster, Attitude, STM, The West Magazine, Dropstitch, Out in Perth, BOX Magazine and New Zealand’s Runway report

Additionally OC&K designed and produced the costumes for Canadian band Dandi Wind’s world tour which saw the garments worn onstage at the legendary South by South West festival in Austin Texas and in the band’s video clip ‘Bag Lady’ where the garments are worn on the Great Wall of China.

Recent highlights have included winning the General Pants Bubble Competition and creating costumes for new band Fan Death.

VISIT OC&K.