R.M.Williams presents ‘The Journey’ on the Ghan

R.M.Williams presents its SS21 Seasonal Destination, The Journey on The Ghan and the latest collection firmly rooted in the DNA and foundation of the iconic brand and its history. Grounded in the stockyards of Australia and born of an honest work ethic and heritage, SS21 speaks to the brands ethos of ‘design with purpose’, and sees it join with ‘The Ghan’, another iconic Australian brand closely linked to the Journeyman spirit of R.M.Williams and birthplace of the brand itself.

Focused on the reinvention of classic styles, the latest collection of boots sneakers, bags, and ready-to-wear are showcased against a backdrop of carriages across Australia, with rugged to elegant pieces ready to take the modern adventurer from the gorges to the dining cart and addressing the need for all parts of one’s journey.

Shot in early 2020 ahead of the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Journey Of The Ghan pays tribute to the beauty of the landscape of Australia and the sense of adventure ingrained within the R.M.Williams spirit. The merging of these two iconic Australian heritage brands is one close to the passions of R.M.Williams, with the purposing of an adventure from country to city on one of the world’s greatest train journeys ending in Adelaide finding the birthplace of R.M.Williams itself.

The legendary journey and unforgettable Australian adventure highlights the Outback Spirit and transition from coast to through to the continent’s rugged centre, at a time when we all seek to once again travel to unique places around the world and support local communities.

With both companies committed to showcasing the spirit and romantic connection to the land, the seasonal destination highlights the stations of Katherine Gorge, Simpsons Gap and Manguri, underlining the magnetism and unique history of Australia’s distinct outback. Colours of Burnt Ochre, Mustard and Aqua hues form the foundations from which Eucalypt, Blush and Marine play highlight, with the transitions in-between eliciting the essence of the journey itself.

Taking note of contemporary workwear pieces across generations from all walks of life and with considered detailing, the seasonal collection honours the history and intricacies of modern workwear as it parallels the brands evolution, growing from pasture to pavement, and bush to boardroom. Alongside these modern innovations for the day-to-day, R.M.Williams hero its 1932 origins with graphic logo prints and new takes on heritage iconography whilst a new and innovative approach to materials and silhouettes proffer a modern approach to R.M.Williams purposeful design for the present-day wearer.

R.M.Williams has again turned focus to creating footwear for all of life’s adventures, with iconic boots all finding new footing in this latest chapter, rugged hiking boots, and its urban sneakers. The lace up offering sees the white Kingscote extended into the women’s line, and classics including the Lady Yearling and core Craftsman find modern iterations ready for a new journey.

Handcrafted in Australia, the new styles of Comfort Craftsman are a one-piece Chelsea boot with a chisel toe and flat heel, coming in moulton, yearling, crazy horse and suede leathers. The Kingscote features lace up derby style with an Ortholite insole and yearling EVA unit outsole for both men and women. The Fitzroy and Surry sneakers are a progressive version of a historical classic from the brand, targeted at the urban nomad.

The R.M.Williams Craft range includes three colours in the Drover 1 ½ belt, a solid hide belt with a double metal keeper coming in Chocolate, Black and slate, while the Hamilton Belt offers a slimmer line, padded and lined with a single leather keeper. The Gippsland bag range features heavily throughout, offered in briefcase, duffle and tote versions in both black and taupe/whiskey colourways.

The brands seasonal ready-to-wear denim offering builds on colourways, fit options and styles, staying true to the essence of workwear, with worn in and lighter finishes seen in the Victor jean, Brigalow shirt and the twill denim of the new Rider jacket.

The SS21 outerwear collection draws inspiration from the brands achival pieces with a focus on leather and hardwearing denim. With classic styles and contempory silhoutes the SS21 outwear collection is perfect for the urban traveller. The rider jacket remains a staple style this season with the introduction of new demin and leather colourways across the men’s and women’s collections. The women’s collection sees two new styles, the Calvary twill Utility jacket and slim fit cropped Biker jacket added into the range.

A perfect blend of comfort and adventure intrinsic to the brand and the pursuit of experiences that move you in every sense of the word, the SS21 collection and journey into the heart and birthplace of R.M.Williams will be available from early August 2020.

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UNIQLO Meets French Chic with Ines De La Fressange

UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has announced plans to launch the INES DE LA FRESSANGE 2020 Spring/Summer collaboration line from August 27. The 54-piece 1924-themed collection will be available at a selection of UNIQLO stores in Australia (Emporium, Mid City, Chadstone and Queens St.) and through UNIQLO.com/au. Some of the items will be available at all stores nationwide.

Ines de la Fressange symbolizes French chic and is a style icon for women around the globe. In keeping with a motif of Luxurious clothes, and beyond, this range of wardrobe essentials brings together Ines’ belief in designing clothes that all women can wear with comfort to reveal their beauty, and the LifeWear philosophy of providing innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and meets the needs of daily lifestyles.

Ines began exploring ideas for the 20SS collection to pay homage to women from every era by celebrating traditional values through styling that is enduringly contemporary. The line comprises the following three themes.

Paris: Timeless sports styling – Paris held the Summer Olympics in 1924, and sports styling that appeared in those games remains attractively modern. The collection features items with masculine looks, including Tilden knitwear and jersey pants with white and green key colors.

Gardians: Inspired by French cowboy clothing – Items are inspired by the clothing of ‘Gardians,’ French for cowboys, in Arles. Ines has frequently visited this city in the Provence region of southern France over the past 30 years. The strong sunlight and shadow contrasts in that locale influenced such leading artists as Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh, and are reflected in the collection’s coordination of black and white items in masculine styling, including pants and long shirts.

Muses: Dresses for relaxing outdoors – The 1920s were a time of great progress for women, who began enjoying styling that reflected newfound freedoms. The range features light dresses with ruffles and prints in relaxing silhouettes.

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Intimo Capsule Campaign featuring Brooke Hogan

Leading Australian lingerie brand, ​Intimo​, introduces its upcoming range of heavenly loungewear styles and intimates with a seaside campaign shoot featuring girl-next-door model Brooke Hogan.

Captured against the picturesque landscape of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, the neutral tones and surrounding flora and fauna perfectly capture the sense of calm and relaxation that is reflected in Intimo’s upcoming collection. In new colourways such as Sand, Moonbeam and White, each style is a wardrobe essential that simplifies the way you get dressed in the morning.

Inspired simply by comfort and longevity, ensuring every style serves a long-term purpose within each and every wardrobe is the top priority for every Intimo capsule collection. With a combination of new and re-released styles in beautiful new tones and colours, each style can easily be paired back with new and existing ranges. Made from only the highest quality laces and environmentally friendly TENCEL Modal in universally flattering silhouettes, each of these styles will be perfect for lockdown and beyond.

“​Our focus is always to provide wearable, beautiful and comfortable options for all body types and ages. We really feel like this collection has something for everyone, and we are quite proud of that ​” said Kirby Hughes, Brand Manager at Intimo.

Key must-have capsule pieces within the release include the ​Essential Cardigan,​ a 100% Australian ​Merino Wool Throw and the crowd-favourite ​Amour lingerie range, which is now available in a beautiful Azure blue shade.

Discover the first drop of Intimo’s SS‘20 collection of everyday, elevated intimates and loungewear, now available to purchase at ​https://www.intimo.com.au​.

In response to COVID-19 and the increasing restrictions across Australia, Intimo has adapted it’s bespoke, one-on-one fitting service and is now offering virtual fittings. Leveraging video apps such as Houseparty, FaceTime and Zoom, Intimo has been able to modify its approach to help women find their ‘Feel Good Fit’ by guiding customers through the measurements to calculate their size and making recommendations for styles that best suit their lifestyle needs.

“We are more committed than ever to providing the best possible experience to our clients. Whether that’s through assistance finding the right size bra or as a voice of positivity and calm. Intimo, together with its Bra Fit Specialists, is working proactively to ensure that the way we interact with our customers exceeds their expectations during these uncertain times,” ​said Kirby Hughes.

 Five Minute (Virtual) Fittings – Step by Step Instructions:

*You’ll need a tape measure and your phone.

Step 1: ​Request your online fitting via: ​https://www.intimo.com.au/book-a-fitting/

Step 2:​ On a day / time that works for you, your fit specialists will connect with you on video chat and talk you through how to take the two key measurements required to calculate your size.

Step 3:​ Your fit specialist will talk you through the styles that work best for your size, shape and preferences. She’ll be able to answer any questions you have, guide you through the Intimo website and place your order for you.

Step 4:​ Your new pieces will be shipped directly to your house and your Fit Specialist is available if you have any questions.

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CAMILLA AND MARC Launch 'Future Now' Campaign

CAMILLA AND MARC has unveiled a new identity for C&M Sport for Spring / Summer 20 in its latest campaign which celebrates freedom of movement and expression as a powerful force for change. The “FUTURE NOW” campaign features a collective of women who are using their unique voices to shape a new and bold way forward and create a better future now.

“This season we celebrate a new future – a future that is being pioneered by a new generation of women who inspire us to think differently and act with purpose. With Future Now, the CAMILLA AND MARC platform becomes a space where the women in our community can share their powerful points of view and inspire a new way forward,” said Creative Director Camilla Freeman-Topper.

The accompanying message of the collection is that each of us has the ability to speak out, have bold conversations and be a powerful force for change. To celebrate that message, the campaign features 12 extraordinary women who are using their unique and progressive perspectives to build a better future now. Each woman brings her own sense of style to the campaign – blending the world of sport and style seamlessly.

The cast includes Amrita Hepi, Andreja Pejic, Bri Lee, Jëssica Vandër Lëahy, Angel Dixon, Mercy Sang, Diana Kluijtmans, Rona Glynn-McDonald, Hanan Ibrahim, Lola Van Vorst, Ella Jane & Nyaluak M Leth.

“The women in this campaign are taking action and putting meaning into everything they do. They remind us that it’s time to be the change we want to see. The future is now”, continued Camilla Freeman-Topper.

The launch of the new campaign coincides with the reveal of a new identity for the C&M collection. New proportions, simplified, recognisable; the new logo pays homage to the heritage of the brand, whilst heralding the start of a new era.

“The new identity encapsulates a confluence of old meets new – an acknowledgement of where we have come from and a bold nod to where we want to go. Modern and relevant, while honouring the past to build a new world with a more diverse point of view. Harnessing the sensibility of our Sport category, the new logo redesign aims to uphold an aura of authenticity and maximise relevance for a digitally driven culture” said CEO, Marc Freeman.

The new collection embraces a considered approach to staple silhouettes. Relaxed and oversized, the collection is a contemporary and timeless addition to an active and off-duty wardrobe. Cotton tonal leisure sets are crafted from soft cotton and lined in soft fleece and feature a high waist drawstring waist, inseam pockets and elasticated cuffs which can be paired with a cropped matching sweatshirt for a co-ordinated sporty look.

Cropped t-shirts form the basis of the C&M Sport casual wardrobe, crafted from lightweight cotton and cut with a crew neck and shaped for a relaxed fit, the new collection of t-shirts feature the new lock logo.

Oversize hoodies in a luxuriously soft brushed fleece fabrication are teamed with relaxed fit pants to channel a polished, off duty mood. A bold tie dye print is inspired by movement, made from smooth jersey to a skin-tight silhouette and is designed to be styled as a layering piece or on its own. Knitted bodysuits are designed for a second-skin fit and are characterised by a rounded square neck for a sophisticated and sporty approach.

Prices from $120 – $300 AUD, the Spring Summer 20 C&M Sport Future Now collection is available in stores and online.

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EveryHuman: online destination providing sustainable, adaptive. stylish fashion to over 3 million Aussies

More than ​4 million Australians​ live with a disability, however to date, the disabled community has been largely ignored by the fashion industry. ​EveryHuman​ is here to change the world of adaptive fashion as AU/NZ’s first curated online platform for adaptive lifestyle-driven clothing and footwear – ​https://everyhuman.com.au

EveryHuman​ has been created with the mission to empower people to independently create their identity and allow every human access to high-quality, stylish, and easy-to-use clothing. Featuring ten of the best global brands that are leading the charge on adaptive fashion, ​EveryHuman​ makes it easier than ever before to find adaptive clothing that is both wearable and stylish.

The desire to effect social change is built into the DNA of ​EveryHuman. ​As part of their ‘Social Impact’ initiative, ​EveryHuman ​has partnered with three causes aligned to the brand that aim to break down down the barriers in the disability space. Consumers can purchase one of three t-shirt designs with 100% of profits benefiting their chosen cause. Further to this, ​EveryHuman ​is committed to employing those with disabilities to fulfil 100% of orders in 2020.

The initiative embodies everything that is ​EveryHuman​ – bold, thoughtful, and actively creating positive social change through business.

Identifying the unmet demand for styles that are fashion-forward as well as functional, ​EveryHuman​ Founder Matthew Skerrit and his team searched far and wide to curate the best adaptive fashion to ensure that the 1 in 5 Australians with disabilities have the same access to high-quality, long-lasting, and stylish adaptive clothing.

Matthew says, “​Our clothes are designed by people who have also faced the challenge of finding, using and loving clothing that works for them. This is the first AU/NZ site that offers fashion forward adaptive clothing… Getting changed should be a happy and stress-free process. Our mission is to allow people with disabilities to feel and look amazing in stylish clothes just like every other human.”

With a strong team of bold and inspiring brand ambassadors, ​EveryHuman​ has already begun to make an impact in the lives of Australians and New Zealanders affected by disability, empowering individuals to create their own identity, own their independence and express themselves in ways they could never before.

Australians and New Zealanders can already shop at ​www.everyhuman.com.au​ – the home of adaptive fashions including; AFO friendly shoes, clothing with magnetic closures, clothing designed for the seated position, adaptive intimates, and post surgery clothing.

Join ​EveryHuman ​in their mission to get the fashion industry to adopt a “universal” mindset when designing and producing their clothes and footwear.

Source: Every Human