[ADV] Fab labels at new store, Willow & Huxley
Monday, 8 Oct 2012
We never thought it would happen, but Willow & Huxley just bettered the formula for our dream store.
Located within the CBD, Willow & Huxley focuses on trend-led pieces, so the range instore always reflects what’s happening in the fashion scene. And unlike many stores, Willow & Huxley does stock pieces from Autumn/Winter collections, but they always make sure that the clothes work in our climate.
(Tip: park at the coupon/credit carpark at Club Street: it’s a 2 minute walk over.)
Not only are they intent on bringing quality fabrics, tailoring, & style back into women’s wardrobes, they also provide alterations and styling advice. They’re always bringing in new international designers, so if you miss a label, tell them & they’ll try to bring them in for you.
Click though to sneek a peek at some of their up-and-coming collections…
Definitely one of our favourite labels, Rachel Pally is all about Californian sophistication. The star fabric here is jersey – perfectly soft, broken in jersey – that’s as glamorous as it is comfortable. And don’t dismiss this line as pure weekend wear, the jersey works just as well in the office as it does on a night out.
Sam & Lavi
This LA brand is a favourite with Editors all around the world and is known for jazzing up luxe basics in an effortlessly sexy manner with bright colours and fab patterns.
Staple the Label
Designers Victoria Boltom and Karla Rose work by the ethos of ‘extraordinary in the ordinary’ and re-invent basics by paying extra attention to tailoring and details. The result? A wearable line with intriguing silhouettes, great prints, and day-to-night looks.
By Malene Birger
Designed for modern-minded women around the world, Danish brand By Malene Birger combines an inspired use of colour with clever tailoring. Look out for the line’s signature silk dresses, well-cut trousers, and draped shorts – they’re both wearable and elegant.
Twenty8Twelve is the epitome of London style – the clothes are never overtly precious although it’s easy to pick up on the vintage-inspired references; there are some great menswear-inspired looks, and the collections are always contemporary inflected with London grit.
Baum und Pferdgarten
Baum und Pferdgarten is a Danish line by designers Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave. This up-and-coming (though already award-winning) label bases their collections on a “dualistic touch”; clothes always embody the confluence of two contrasting elements.
With cut-outs, bright colours, quirky prints, and always bang-on-trend designs, Finders Keepers is affordable, youthful, and great for nights out at the club.
As Finders Keepers’s older sister, this designer-inspired line is edgier with its bold detailing though it retains feminine shapes. Like Finders Keepers, it’s also very affordable.
Something Else by Natalie Wood
Something Else merges art, nature, and fashion to create retro-modern garments that are flirty, feminine, and free-spirited. The signature statement-making prints and excellent tailoring make any Something Else piece a keeper.
David Aubrey Jewellery
David Aubrey Jewellery is handcrafted in the US by skilled artisans who prize quality, originality, and elegance. The line comes in a range of styles from sophisticated to whimsical, but are always timeless pieces. David Aubrey has also amassed a wordwide following and is carried in top stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.