Normal rules don’t apply…..Iris Van Herpen stands for a reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials.Van Herpen forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to reevaluate reality and to express and underline individuality. The essence of van Herpen is expressing the character and emotions of an unique woman and to extend the shape of the feminine body in detail. She mixes craftsmanship- using old and forgotten techniques- with innovation and materials inspired on the world to come.
Danielle Symes a current Westfield stylist, Inspired by friends and vintage, developed a divinely beautiful label called Penny Ann. Danielle’s signature piece, a backless leotard with frill sleeves, caused commotion at the Gilles St Markets where she first started selling her distinctive one off pieces. Danielle now runs her own website pennyanne.com.au. Penny Anne garments can be found all over Australia in boutiques and retailers like One Little Piece, Sooki, Wild Child, and Market HQ. Penny Anne is also making its mark on the rich and famous, celebrities like Teresa Palmer and Amber Pretty have been spotted wearing the label. Danielle Symes grew up in in the Barossa in South Australia but currently resides in Adelaide Australia. Walls covered in pictures and inspirations help Danielle hand sew and design in the comfort of her own home alongside new hubby, Australian rules football player, Brad Symes.
'When I was a kid, bandages could fix everything and an apple a day kept me healthy,' are the words of Matt Clevenger, the man making a difference with his clothing line Apples and Bandaids. The line has teamed up with Empowering Lives, a non-profit organization that provides food, medical supplies, and education for third-world villages, through directly donating 50% of sales to the agency.
‘With every pandemic and catastrophe, there is an opportunity for good.’
INSPIRER.nu’s Sophie Taylor recently gained a little insight from Matt on his personal style, inspirations and what’s to come for Apples and Bandaids!