I am super excited to announce that from July, Ms. Kensington has officially joined Our STORE - a designer collective sharing a permanent space in the leafy enclaves of Sydney's Paddington at 37 Elizabeth Street. Our STORE is home to six Australian designers, who have come together to create a unique retail space, sharing everything from the cost of the lease to taking turns to staff the store.
Bringing together unique design, fashion and accessories, the emphasis of the store is on handmade products and small scale production. Emerging designers Ms. Kensington lingerie, Kim Victoria jewellery and Beacholo.gy skincare will be joining existing labels Karla Špetić, Gary Bigeni and Pagani eyewear. All but two are based in Sydney - with Kim Victoria joining from Melbourne and sustainable sunglasses label - Pagani being imported from Italy.
The creation of Our STORE was led by Sydney designer Karla Špetić's desire to do something a bit different. “Each of us have our online stores but I thought it would be such a nice way for us all to have a proper presence - a real store where we can have a one-on-one connection with our customers.”
For the shoppers of Paddington, Our STORE brings a fresh perspective to retail in the area, by creating a one stop shop for ethically and locally made Australian fashion and a store where they can meet the designers in person.
Laura from This Island Life delivers some serious travel wardrobe inspiration on a dream trip to beautiful Bawah Island. "I’m usually straight into a bikini when I wake up, but on Bawah Island, all I wanted to do was swan around my beach bungalow in this silky ensemble."
There isn’t a planet B. Fashion is meant to be forward thinking and ahead of the curve and yet it is one of the most heavily polluting industries contributing to #climatechange. We must stay committed to working towards better practices for people and the planet.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to the private viewing of the London Collection. It was a lovely evening and so nice to be able to present the debut collection in such a gorgeous setting. The London Collection is designed to capture the city’s beauty whilst highlighting its darker, edgier side.