My experience of childhood often felt like living in a constant state of anticipation. There was always something I was waiting for.
Once, summer meant endless feverish days bookended by the briefest winks of velvet night; a humming cicada song over a metronomic percussion of ice cubes against sweating glass; salt waves that washed overhead like a pulse and the echo of heat from every side and from below.
Make up, and the beauty industry when subtracted from narratives of both mass consumerism, and oppressive beauty standards, contains the potential for rebellious lightheartedness. The personal is political, but that does not mean that either can’t be fun. The new identity of the beauty industry is fun, embracing its inherent frivolity and its revolutionary potential as a political force.
Alan White’s illustrious 25 year career across London, New York and Sydney has produced some of the most memorable and iconic fashion moments in both the editorial and advertising worlds. His prolific output as both a hair stylist and educator is merely touched on in 'The Alan White Album’ produced in collaboration with Lagoon Collective and culminating in an editorial that pays tribute to White’s favourite era, Punk.
The rich and the bitter, the bright and the dark, the all-consuming and the already consumed. Kelly Geddes considers form, flavour and the far less forbidden, allegory of fruit.
Stillness is a virtue
A shapeless thing that hums Beneath the surface of being Momentarily punctuating time
Our new found need for less, yet decidedly more thoughtful clothes, finds its match in stripped back reliable staples for adventure in all its forms. There's a renewed focus on awareness—choices that are more sustainable, ethically made and locally produced. A curation of clothing ready for anything, and at last, considered.
A story that considers the influence of the Elizabethan period on popular culture and fashion, not without a modern gaze and a gentle nod to it's various cinematic interpretations.
'Tell me what's your flavour...' In our first stand alone menswear story, Isaac Brown and Alex Bainbridge consider individuality in a portrait series that looks at the varying dispositions of four young men, their drivers and desires.