Friday, 7 March 2014

Seasonal Delights at the Melbourne Fashion Festival

Amidst preparations for the upcoming Melbourne Fashion Festival this month, and in addition to the Independent Runway and Patternation exhibition, it is a pleasure to have been invited to participate in Seasonal Delights: Consumption of Trends and Worlds Around Us - a project that plays with relations between food, fashion, art and events.
"This collaborative project explores the meta world we live in and how seasonal trends and unlikely sources of inspiration can both influence and inspire each other." - The Bowler Associates
The Bowler Associates have come together from different creative fields, with key players including Sarah Willcocks (Editor at, Ryan Foote (installation and event based artist) and Stu Morley (Photographer) creating an exhibition beginning with Sarah Willcocks curating 6 local & international fashion designers, asking them to commit one of their signature garments from the current season. The garments are then shown to Ryan Foote, who will design 6 food dishes that are inspired by the garments. And after this, the dishes are shown to a fashion stylist who then comes up with 6 styling directions inspired by the food and works with Stu Morley to photograph the resulting combination. All of this culminates into the Seasonal Delights event and exhibition.
As one of the 6 invited fashion designers, we will be showing one of our embellished pieces, "Frostwork" from our forthcoming Autumn/ Winter '14 collection, Underland. Below is a closer view of the bead work which will be translated into a delicious culinary creation by Ryan Foote, then photographed in editorial fashion by Stu Morley. We can't wait to see the final results! Join us at the opening by contacting The Bowler Associates or come along on the 15 -16th of March 12-5pm.


Friday 14 March 6PM - 8PM

FREE on Saturday 15 March - Sunday16 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM


Level 1

24 Macquarie Street

Prahran, 3181

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Brisbane's best kept secret

A black door with an ornate deer antler handle welcomes you into an aesthetic space with dim lighting, textured wallpaper and dark curiosities – old fashioned telephones, plump leather chairs and ornate display cases of which house fine jewellery and an array of accessories from the likes of Pamela Love, Maripossa and Vera Zane.

The secrecy of the room and intimate atmosphere create a rare shopping experience. The predominantly black-on-white male and female apparel follows a monochromatic theme from Australian and international labels including Obscur, Silent by Damir Doma and one of our favourite accessory labels, Fleet Ilya.

Like an extravagant parlor, the space has a feeling of quiet escape. For those seeking a touch of otherworldliness in a shopping experience, we recommend taking a trip through the magical doorway.

Friday, 31 May 2013

The Signet Bureau

Stockist Profile: The Signet Bureau 165 Gertrude St, Fitzroy Australia.

Situated in Melbourne's creative district, The Signet Bureau is an evolving retail gallery showcasing independent Melbourne design. Visit for cutting edge tailoring, artisanal knitwear and hand-made footwears. While you're in the neighborhood, check in for a spot of lunch or coffee at any number of awesome cafes including De Clieu, Arcadia or Birdman Eating, or on your way to dinner at Gourmet Traveller award-winning restaurant, Cutler & Co.

Each brand has a strong sense of itself, being driven by a desire to create outstanding pieces of design rather than slavishly following fashion trends.

In a marketplace brimming full of knockoffs and derivative styles, The Signet Bureau brands pursue the creation of exciting individual bespoke pieces which are also future design classics.

The brands are all passionate about craftsmanship and have mastered their particular area. We are not satisfied with just preserving traditional craft practice but endeavour to revolutionise and evolve the craft.