A Fashionable Month

fashionable-monthWinter has ended and the weather has been warming up slowly.  It seems the month of August has seen the fashion industry stepping out again with lots of new events and milestones.

With AW16 showings in full force in our showroom, I managed to force myself out of my Winter PJ’s, slap on some make-up, drag out the heels and slip out and celebrate a few wonderful things outside of our showroom.

Here’s a wrap of what has been happening this month in the fashion industry.

Leona Edmiston launched Black Diamond Collection at Pink Salt in Double Bay

Australia’s queen of frocks, Leona Edmiston launched her Black Diamond collection at an intimate lunch for media and VIP’s at Pink Salt in Double Bay.  Hosted by Leona Edmiston and her husband and business partner Jeremy Ducker, the two are one savvy couple. 
Leona Edmiston event

The capsule collection of Black Diamond consists of an array of Black Jersey classic staples designed for a dressier occasion, suitable for a bridesmaid, mother of the bride or a special occasion. The collection is made in Sydney, Australia, consisting of 4 four colourways in 10 different styles and is available from XS to Size 6 (Australian size 20). The Black Diamond collection is available from $345-$595 RRP and is available at Armadale (Melbourne) & Double Bay (Sydney) at Leona Edmiston stores and online at leonaedmiston.com

Bonds Turns 100

In the fickle world of fashion, it’s rare that a company lasts 100 years. Iconic underwear and leisurewear company Bonds celebrated a milestone of turning 100 at an event at Café Sydney which saw ambassadors Pat Rafter and Iggy Azalea.


Read about it: https://fashioninitiative.com.au/fashion/bonds-celebrates-turning-100/

David Jones launches RE: Denim

Australian department store David Jones has been making some big changes under the South African owners, including launching a younger array of in-house fashionable brands.  RE: is a new denim label they launched at an event in St James station on a Saturday night to media and VIP’s.
DJ Read about it: https://fashioninitiative.com.au/fashion/fashion-event-david-jones-launches-re-denim/

Collette Dinnigan celebrates her career with Unlaced exhibition at Powerhouse Museum

The driven South African born, mother of two and fashion designer, whom Australian’s claim as our own has been honoured by the Powerhouse Museum with her own retrospective, Unlaced.  Collette Dinnigan curated the exhibition with the Powerhouse Museum and showcased some of her best works in this breathtaking exhibition.

poerRead about it: https://fashioninitiative.com.au/fashion/powerhouse-museum-celebrates-collette-dinnigan-with-unlaced-exhibition/

Jeremy Ducker, Phoebes Garland & Leona Edmiston


About the Author:
Phobes Garland

Phoebes Garland is a Features Writer for Exposed Online & co-owns Garland & Garland Fashion with Robert Garland, a leading fashion agency based in Sydney. Phoebes also owns Fashion Initiative, an online fashion destination covering business of fashion, luxury and events.
Described as a” Power Agent” by Ragtrader Magazine. Between the two of them, Phoebes & Robert Garland have over 50 years sales experience in fashion, publishing and advertising.  Phoebes is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Design Studio (Sydney TAFE) in 2015 and is an industry mentor to designers with industry body Australian Fashion Chamber. Garland & Garland Fashion is a respected leading boutique fashion sales & consulting agency based in Sydney and they are regularly sought for comment from various media and the fashion industry on business fashion topics, fashion and issues. 

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