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In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

Gotta love a fusion of style and culture. Stella Jean, born in Rome of Caribbean descent has once again delivered. We first featured Jean in the early days of In/Out where her collection of layered tribal printed swimwear was certainly at the forefront of the retro-revival seen in swimwear this summer.

Having just presented her Fall collection in Milan, Jean is back on the radar. Her Spring Summer 2014 collection of classic Italian seaside silhouettes pack a punch like no other with Jean’s layered more-is-more African wax prints. With the addition this season of varying scaled stripes, and oversized fruit and flower motifs, this collection is once again executed with a dramatic silhouette of nostalgia.

Credits: Stella Jean

Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In/Out - Friday Musings: Louis Vuitton Icons Collection S/S 2014

Not long ago on In/Out we featured La Maison au Bord de l’Eau (House by the water) by French architect Charlotte Perriand. The prototype house was realised for the very first time at Miami Art Week late last year and it was all thanks to a collaborative vision between the woman who designed it and French fashion house Louis Vuitton.

In it’s Spring/Summer 2014 Icons collection, Louis Vuitton looked to Perriand’s timeless, modern style for inspiration. From construction to colour, the structured multi-functional garments pay homage to Perriand’s pared-back, graphic sensibility and obsession with modularity.

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Credits: Profashioneye & Elle UK

Friday Musings: Louis Vuitton Icons Collection S/S 2014

In/Out - This & That: Edward Burtynsky

In/Out - This & That: Edward Burtynsky

In/Out - This & That: Edward Burtynsky

In/Out - This & That: Edward Burtynsky

In/Out - This & That: Edward Burtynsky

In/Out - This & That: Edward Burtynsky

In/Out - This & That: Edward Burtynsky

The photographic work of Edward Burtynsky captures ‘nature transformed through industry’. Burtynsky’s work is an impassioned, heart-startling visual representation of our modern existence. An existence tied to a dilemma inherent in our desires to ‘have’ as well as the unceasing necessity to draw from natural resources for our survival. Burtynsky’s work creates an uneasy contradiction of visions of natural beauty marred by the industrialised processes of mankind.

Day to day it is a complex predicament as a designer to work consciously and responsibly with the limited material beauty produced by the planet being inevitably and continually transformed dramatically through industry. Burtynsky’s work captures this dialogue, the ‘uneasy contradiction’, so powerfully.

The richness of materiality, of texture, of pattern and of detail is perfectly paired with the work of Sydney-based jewellery designer, art director and illustrator Elke Kramer. An endless material exploration, Kramer’s work is innovatively crafted and impeccably detailed. Her collection Moonstruck Monsoon released at the end of 2013 is an ode to individuality, innovation and material beauty.

Credits: Edward Burtynsky, Elke Kramer

This & That: Edward Burtynsky

In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti

In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
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We are not ashamed to admit we are having a rather large Carmen Miranda moment this spring. Perhaps it is the kiss of the increasingly warming breeze getting us hot under the collar or the long leisurely afternoons of daylight savings… Either way it seems that fruit is very much of the moment. Eat it, wear it, paper it all the way across your parlour walls – live the glamour and the fun of the fruitful explosion of late.

Arent&Pyke go-to Gorman have freshly ripened their playful new spring collection of cartooned pineapple and watermelon prints, English fashion label Isolda were a step ahead last season, but it is the black & white striped compliment to the vintage botanical style fruity prints adding that fresh extra punch from Mother of Pearl who gets our vote.

It’s tutti frutti tango time. Pass the Pina Colada please.

While we are at it… Stay tuned for our next ‘Chat in a Chair’ where we will be launching a brand new INSTA-CHALLENGE which kicks off on Wednesday 16th October. We will be giving away our chatter’s favourite chair in walnut. It is a classic favourite of ours and an truly iconic piece from the Herman Miller collection from Living Edge. So make sure you follow us on instagram @arentpyke_inout and subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

Credits:
1. Rifle Paper Co. Gorman Agent Molly Georgiana Paraschiv Patternatic Gorman Bouffants & Broken Hearts Amy Walters Textile & Terrain
2. Amy Walters Isolda Georgiana Paraschiv Gorman Gorman Flickr Georgiana Paraschiv
3. I Love Paris During Summertime Pierre Fray Amy Walters Adi Goodrich Naomi Elliott
4. Georgiana Paraschiv Hannah Rampley Adi Goodrich Isolda Hannah Rampley
5. Plant Planet Jane Reiseger Adi Goodrich Hannah Rampley Leah Goren

PALETTE: TUTTI FRUTTI

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As the sun shines a little brighter here in Australia, on the other side of the world Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin of NYC-based Tome are cooling it down with this beautifully evocative and gestural short of their fall collection.

It’s a seductive teaser for their upcoming show today at NYC Fashion Week which promises a lighthearted approach of layered silhouettes and signature draped, raw-edged minimal silks. Keep an eye out for clashing yet analogous tones of coral & candy pink, touches of snakeskin, intricate embroidery and a dash of prints.

This Christmas in NYC we will be sitting-on-down with Ryan and Ramon for a Chat in a Chair! Stay tuned.


Credits: Daily Candy

FRIDAY MUSINGS: TOME

In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage

In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage

“Treasure”, to all who conjure the word, will have very different connotations. Some of you will be thinking diamonds and pearls, maybe gold bullion, perhaps your grandmother’s vintage Bitossi from before you were born?

Well, treasure for Natalie Joos – a Belgian-born casting agent and consultant living in New York comprises of vintage and fashion – especially when combined. So you might imagine the leaping-butterflies-somersaulting-thrill that Natalie felt when she was granted access to photograph the private fashion vaults of Diane Von Furstenberg – on DVF’s own estate no less.

Natalie Joos was quite literally the first person ever to have accessed Diane’s archives. Not even DVF’s own granddaughter knew of their existence. Treasure.

Says Joos… “The afternoon flies by. What we thought would last two hours turns into a six-hour production. “You must have lunch!” insists Diane after a few frenzied dress changes and summons my team to the poolside terrace. But as soon as our stomachs are stocked we fly off again to conduct Diane’s on-camera interview by the giant Buddha statue. She changed into a pair of black leggings, an oversized DVF sweater and rubber rain boots – none of us poor mignons anticipated the swampy, muddy grass by the lake and get splattered. No vintage? She replies matter-of-factly: “I don’t need to wear vintage. I AM vintage.”

It’s an intimate moment of avante garde design, vintage fashion at its best, feasting, and Furstenberg worthy of sharing. Take a plate at DVF’s table and sit down & enjoy the treasures of her archives.

In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
In/Out - I Don't Have to Wear Vintage
Credits: Tales of Endearment

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG ARCHIVE

In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday

In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday
In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday
In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday

Ah, how we love Saturdays… the old week is behind you, a fresh week is ahead of you – and at least one more day of leisure in between!

We are also quite the fans of the Saturday label – launched earlier this year as the younger and more affordable version of its big sister, Kate Spade. And what a perfect name for a label it is.

The Saturday collection is a range of fashion, accessories, homewares, and travel pieces. We love the classic shapes, strong lines, bold geometry and gutsy, simple styling. You could do a total pattern party with the playful dresses, graphic leather bags and bold accessories. Or, you could cut a classic look and add a simple pop of something bright. It screams the power of a great piece.

Credits: Kate Spade Saturday

Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday

In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean

In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean

You might just have noticed that we here at Arent&Pyke have a bit of a thang for colour, pattern and print. And fashion. We can’t help it. It’s just so moreish in a way that can be compared to salted caramel + chocolate. So good.

Well, for us – Stella Jean is the epitome of it all done well. Born in Rome and of Caribbean descent, Stella Jean’s aesthetic is such a beautiful fusion of her Creole heritage and the best of Italian design. Her Haitian-Italian eye mixes colour and pattern in all-out explosively feminine collections. We love how her designs feature retro-inspired silhouettes that make a big bold statement, yet with a modesty of cut. And we are suckers for a good floral/ stripe clash.

It might still be winter where we are – but we’re totally summer dreaming!

Credits: Stella Jean

FRIDAY MUSINGS: STELLA JEAN

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In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

In/Out - Zim & Zou

French art studio Zim&Zou applaud resourcefulness in all its forms and in a stroke of genius have commandeered the creative re-use of precious leftovers of Hermès handbags. In ‘The Eternal Jungle’, a new installation in Hong Kong International Airport, Zim&Zou have fashioned scraps of leather into a monkey, a toucan, and a chameleon.

The Zim&Zou duo explores different creative mediums of the tactile type, including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, and illustration. Both graphic design graduates in their 20s, they prefer creating real objects with paper than composing images on a computer – and to great effect.

Credits: Zim&Zou

ZIM & ZOU

House of Holland, pattern, colour, print, fashion, Arent&Pyke, In/Out

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

In/Out - HOUSE OF HOLLAND

Stars, stripes, dots, sequins, big billowy shoulders and psychedelic triangles of House of Holland’s new collection ‘Baby Love‘ have us all in a flutter on this Monday morning. We love a clashing print and English fashion label House of Holland know how to do it with serious edge.

‘Baby Love’ delves into the world of the “1960s girl band with a dusting of Glam Rock”. It is the strong palette of vintage crochet patchwork prints alongside neon starbursts of pillar box navy and red that we love ever so. It’s a touch of nostalgia and a healthy blast of colour. Yes please Henry!

Credits: House of Holland

HOUSE OF HOLLAND

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