Nice little interview with Kristy B of Kuwaii fame in the current issue of Oyster magazine:
We saw Kuwaii in parade last night as part of the MSFW Designer Series Show 1, and were proud to see the Love & A Question collection looking refined, desirably melding soft and strong. A bit of a strange event, though - the catwalk arrangement (a large loop surrounding half of the audience) would possibly have been more exciting if dozens of models had been available to make a dazzling, fast-paced circuit. As it was, there were generally only two models with a lot of ground to travel at any given point in time.
Still, it was wonderful to see new work and new styles by Susan and Chantal of MATERIALBYPRODUCT (and sit behind cool Joanna Preston wearing a classic MBP leather coat - delays providing ample time to study the intricate punch-out details... and the striking young woman sitting next to her, dressed in a simple, little cobalt blue shot silk dress with a blonde bob and a nose ring ... Front-row nose rings are not that common - she wore hers wonderfully).
It was also a great surprise to see Lui Hon so strongly represented in the Assin outfits, and an exciting moment to watch Arnsdorf lead out the entire show ... Jade Sarita Arnott's very beautiful label will be the newest addition to Milly Sleeping this Spring.
P. S. The people at Oyster have also been talking to Clea from Limedrop, and a lot of people have been paying attention. When published online, this interview generated the greatest traffic ever between Oyster's newsletter and website, and subsequently became one of their top 20 most read articles (proving its title pretty apt). Limedrop will be part of Designer Series Show 4 on Friday night, and we're pretty sure tickets are still available.
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Kuwaii interview by Alyx Gorman for Oyster magazine
What a gorgeous photo, from the opening of Renaissance Dinosaur at Karen Woodbury. In the middle is artist Kate Rohde, with Anna and Luke from Romance Was Born on either side. Behind them, their magnificent collaborative print (called Renaissance Garden), which has been applied to silk crepe de chine for t-shirts, dresses and scarves ... Coming soon to Milly Sleeping ...
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Image courtesy of F & P Photography
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If you've been catching us with our door open on a Monday afternoon, we have to apologetically inform you that our seven-day stint is coming to an end. Milly Sleeping is reverting to advertised trading hours and will be closed all day Monday/s, at least through September and much of October, while we attend our buying appointments for A/W 11.
As always, visits out of hours are more than welcome - please call 9347 1333 to arrange a time with us.
In the weeks ahead, the influx of new pieces will be pretty constant and we'll do our best to keep the images coming quickly. Quantities and sizes are always limited so please don't hesitate to call 9347 1333 or email mail@millysleeping to have something set aside for you to try on.
We don't want our good readers to miss out and encourage you to drop in and choose sooner rather than later - from now until the end of September, Milly Sleeping mailing list subscribers, Twitter types and Facebook followers will receive a 20% discount when purchasing from the new collections. Join now to be eligible (if you aren't already), and don't forget to mention who you are when you're in the store.
Here are five great reasons to accept our invitation:
Five great garments by Lui Hon - made from the softest pure cottons and silks. We've chosen simple pieces from the collection this season but even these feature clever details that allow for subtle changes to be made.
The cowl top for instance (pictured above in white and black) has pockets that are deep enough to be tied either on the inside or outside of the garment, as well as little button/loop pairings at the shoulder seams that allow the wearer to choose between gathered and sleeveless, or loose over the top of the arm. The draping cotton dress has an asymmetrical internal belt that, slipped over one shoulder, works like a pully, giving the wearer who-knows-how-many-dresses in one.
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Pictured: Lui Hon E. C. dress (RRP $393 - 20% = $314);
Lui Hon E. C. dress worn with Lui Hon ombre jacdigan (RRP $495 - 20% = $396);
Lui Hon senza cowl top in white (RRP $355 - 20% = $284) worn with Lui Hon cotton J. cardigan (RRP $307 - 20% = $246);
Lui Hon cotton senza cowl top in black (RRP $355 - 20% = $284)