We recently had the pleasure of attending a runway show and exhibition put on by RMIT's Third Year Fashion students at Melbourne's GPO. Among the highlights was the collection of Alison Cosson... In fact, we were so impressed by the relaxed elegance and mature refinement of AC's garments, we've had them on display at Milly Sleeping for the past few weeks, gathering your (very positive) feedback.
THIS is Alison's graduate collection - in her words, "uncomplicated sleepwear and casual clothing for Winter 2011. The garments are practical enough to be worn and precious enough to be [respectfully] cared for".
What's most impressive to us (and to you) is the fact that achieving simple just isn't that simple. A great deal of time and care has been taken to create shapes that are soft but not slouchy, with precise and charming details.
We are looking forward to badgering AC for some garments to sell... For now, she currently knits adorable pieces for Milly Sleeping and private clients under the name, Aldis Kossdottir, and was last seen taking orders for woollen jumpers and things at Craft Hatch. You can talk to her here.
P. S. These soft house shoes were made by AC for a brief developed by Svensk clothing store, where they were originally displayed.
New things adorn our online store. There are nine styles, with many variations - be sure to click on each item to explore all of the options in terms of prints and colours etc.
Several of the pieces come with their own lovely packages; the Problem Child boxes are a gift in themselves!
All of the items will be carefully wrapped and protected and sent locally via Express Post. Our orders are processed pretty much straight away, and should be received anywhere in Australia within three working days, so there is still plenty of time to make selections for Christmas.
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Pictured: Current season garments and accessories by Alexi Freeman, High Tea, Limedrop, Lonely Hearts, Primoeza and Problem Child. Full details are available by clicking on individual pieces, just across the way.
Following on from good times and other good times on Crossley Street, we are going back to Von Haus this week - Thursday, Friday and Saturday - with a swag of great things that may be wrapped up, tucked into boxes and fit under trees. Milly's goods will be presented along side garments and accessories by S!X and other lovely local labels, plus cushions and tea-towels by printink Studio.
Apologies - we've had a little sojourn from the writing desk (let's blame the weather). There is much to catch up on; new pieces have arrived, we have gorgeous gifts good to go and - very soon - we'll be announcing a new online mini-shop AND an off-site Christmas market ...
But before we launch in, let's just sit quietly for a few more minutes and enjoy our flowers - the store has never had so many at once! For our birthday, we asked lovely Kate (a loyal visitor and student of floristry) to put together an arrangement for us - she created something very special and very Milly-esque, in response to a whispered theme, 'take your time'.
Despite the very thirsty conditions and hot lights, these strange beauties are taking their time quite nicely - they're all lined up in the window but for the posy that sits on our desk, and the beautiful protea that Nicole delivered with her own birthday blessings - thank you N.
The marvellous large round flowers are alliums, there are lotus pods and opium poppies, too, and the rest I've forgotten BUT... Kate can tell you all about them, or even arrange something wonderful for your next event... She is contactable via Twitter or, better yet, send a note to email@example.com (she writes a good letter, too).
Thank you Kate - we love them, and so does everyone passing by.
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Pictured: three new Romance Was Born digital print silk scarves featuring the Nail Scale, Fluoro Fossil & Renaissance Garden prints (RRP $195)