All through this chilly Winter week, RESCU have been dreaming of Summer. Luckily, we have had a multitude of reasons to get into a tropical headspace, with international label launches aplenty. We lusted after Michael Kors‘ Summer collection and were washed up in a perpetual island holiday at the Tommy Bahama Sydney store launch. We also took a peek at Gary Bigeni‘s fresh site, and allowed Dita Von Teese to get us in the mood for dramatic eyewear;
By Bianca Healey
Michael Kors, the king of East Coast sporty glamour has released his Spring ’13 collection in Australia, and Rescu. have more than one item on our wish-list!
Getting on board with the luxury sneaker trend, we adore the ‘Fulton High-Top’ in gold, vanilla and nude, with a chunky MK logo clip, and cool metallic detailing. Also amazing are the ‘Boerum Slip-Ons’ in silver glitter, with a casual elasticised canvas design. A trend to watch out for next summer; ‘phosphorescent brights.’ Michael Kor’s enamel bangles and cuffs are not-quite-neon, realised in candy pink and buttery gold, an ideal way to inject a pop of colour into your ensemble, or to be layered for a look of over-the-top opulence.
Kors’ bags and leather accessories, are, as always bang on trend, simultaneously playful and true to the sexy/sporty Michael Kors aesthetic. The ‘Jet Set’ collection totes are realised in vibrant candy tones of cobalt, green and fuchsia, whilst the double-wrap leather watches in the same hues channel the street style trend of timepiece jewellery.
Check out the Summer 2013 Collection and shop online now at www.michaelkors.com
Tommy Bahama Store Opening at The Ivy
The California-based label Tommy Bahama is synonymous with fresh, breezy vacation wear; its company mantra is even ‘Make Life One Long Weekend!’ The brand, which encapsulates lifestyle and fashion exudes a relaxed vibe that has been the key to the brand’s success, with over a hundred retail locations world wide. This month, Tommy Bahama opened in The Ivy Building in Sydney, and Rescu. were lucky enough to take a peek inside!
The store, decked out like an exclusive tropical resort, replete with palm trees, driftwood and white painted wood stocks the men’s women’s and swimwear range, as well as an edit of the home wares and accessories collections. The women’s wear epitomises relaxed glamour, with beautiful crocheted and tie-dyed pieces that transition smoothly from a day at the beach to a lavish night out. We may be in the depths of Winter, but there’s no harm in planning your Summer wardrobe (or topical getaway) right now!
The Ivy Building
330 D George Street, Sydney
Find your nearest Tommy Bahama store;
Shop online at https://www.tommybahama.com/store/index_intl.jsp
Gary Bigeni Site Re-Launch
Australian designer Gary Bigeni is the master of sweeping Grecian draping and feminine prints. Plus his diffusion range; Bigeni Basics are our go-to collection for directional street wear.
To mark the re-launch of his website to a crisper, fresh format, the designer will be offering exclusive pre-order of 5 best-selling styles from the forthcoming spring summer collection, Alignment. The styles will be available for pre-order for the next two weeks only, so be sure to visit the new site now!
Check out the new site at www.garybigeni.com
Dita Eyewear Fall 2013 Lookbook
Dita Von Teese has released her new eyewear campaign, which is dark, sumptuous and elegant, everything you would expect from the dark ‘Queen of Burlesque.’
Dita Eyewear; the LA based cult accessories label presents its Fall 2013 lookbook campaign starring Dita alongside legendary proprietor of the Shamrock Social Club, Mark Mahony. True to Dita’s sartorial vintage referencing, the “Legends “ lookbook is inspired by ’60s icons like Steve McQueen, JFK and Jackie O, comprises of embellished oversized frames secretary-style cat’s eyes s for woman and graphic, delicately wrought frames for men. Each pair of shades feels like they could have been lifted from a ‘60s gangster film, and will no doubt inspire that insouciant rebellious cool in the wearer.
Check out our interview with Dita von Teese.
View a conversation with Mark Mahoney presented by Dita Eyewear;