FENDI Welcoming us back to the world of Fendi, the showroom is filled with masterpieces where no small detail is overlooked; always beautifully polished with a heritage, luxurious feel. Helmed by the legend that is Karl Lagerfield, Fendi encapsulates that same essence of its universe but through impeccable finishes and construction across suiting, knife-pleated midi skirts and luscious details on silk ensembles. A constant marriage between elegant and romantic feminism, Fendi has evolved its identity towards a modernist edge and playful spirit. This season was very grown-up in its ready-to-wear offering, Mr. Lagerfield kept it sharp and smart with opulent touches; a deep blue silk print series captured our attention, which can be worn back with tailored wool pieces. Founded in 1925, Fendi’s birth year appeared in Roman numerals across cuffs on shirts or knits and best of all; slides in shearling and velvet with monogramming. This thoughtful detail was executed to perfection. As the exclusive stockist in Australia for ready-to-wear, accessories and leather goods, we can’t wait to keep exploring the vast heritage and impeccable quality of the masterful Italian house. PUCCI One of the hallmarks of the Pucci label, is not only its sensational prints – but the notion of ‘collecting’ or amassing the diverse prints, selected from different collections over seasons. Instantly recognisable, we immediately fell in love with a printed lounge suit decorated in orange and grey print. Whilst the ‘pyjama look’ can be worn together as an ensemble, for our Parlour X clients, it will work as separates too. Another successful look was a paisley-esque tunic tee style which felt like a modern Pucci interpretation by Massimo Giorgetti, and an skilfully tailored pant. Acid bright’s pulled from swatches in the company’s archive we’re bold and unmissable in the showroom. With Giorgetti’s reign, he can incorporate such elements of tradition, although speak to a more modern client with optimistic ideals. This modern client is very much a part of the Parlour X DNA, comfortable with a renewed take on Italian glamour mixed with sport luxe attitude. MATICEVSKI Toni Maticevski, another one of our leading Australian design talents we work with on exclusive collections, met us in Paris. Working with the brand for special occasion wear and feminine silhouettes, this season we went into Maticevski signatures; constructed separates in silk and form fitting dresses which play with proportion. An interesting fabric detail we will explore and develop with Maticevski is the shredding panel work on elegant dresses. The highlight however would be a unique beaded number, showing both the matte and shiny side of the beadwork, creating optical illusion. Come your occasion wardrobe, Maticevski will have you covered. ELLERY My close friend Kym Ellery moved to Paris from Sydney late last year, settling in her favourite suburb of Le Marais (one of my local haunts too). As we meet with Kym, her showroom is filled with live music, played by guitar. This season, with Kym’s move to Paris from Australia, she has been captivated by the sense of dress on the streets, from the famous Avenue Montaigne to the cool suburb she resides in. Now to the runway show – as is with ELLERY, the approach to fashion is always about empowering women through style. We saw a psychedelic streak visible in tie-dye prints created by Kym’s mother, a talented textile designer herself. The cult ELLERY flare and bell-sleeve tops or dresses were triumphs, along with slinky sweaters and a memorable black ruched dress with large sleeves and velvet detailing. In developing an exclusive offering for the Parlour X customer, we worked with ELLERY on signature styles which can only be discovered through the boutique or parlourx.com. You can expect a French twist for your cool-girl wardrobe by ELLERY this season, but with an Australian sensibility of course. ROMANCE WAS BORN We are continually appreciating and loving what Luke and Anna bring to life as two of Australia’s most creative artists. They are superstars and I can’t wait to continue watching the brand take over the world with their creativity. Having worked with Romance Was Born for a very long time, artistically and through our developed exclusive collections, there’s always originality and inventiveness to their collections. For AW17, the starting point for our exclusive capsule was black and white, polka dot, galaxy-inspired prints and a bit of sequin. You’ll be surprised to see what we dreamed up for AW17! We may keep you guessing on this one. VILSHENKO Designer Olga Vilshenko fuses her heritage of Eastern folklore with Western design techniques. Olga’s aptitude in combining her craftsmanship, with serious, feminine clothing that women desire to wear always adds character to the Parlour X brand mix. What can you expect to see this season at Parlour X? Speckled floral prints, fringed layering and a divine dress coat with has been treated by hand with an embroidered fox. The Vilshenko silhouette is always easy yet elegant to embody as the designer really knowing how to tailor to a woman’s body. Other looks which stood out include in a smart denim shirt paired with beautifully tailored culottes. Looks to incorporate into your AW17 wardrobe. MSGM The revival of David Lynch’s ground-breaking ‘90’s television series; Twin Peaks has become a huge pop culture phenomenon in the last few months, and served as Massimo Giorgetti’s ultimate inspiration as a devout fan. In developing the AW17 collection, Massimo Giorgetti closely studied the show’s symbols and reproduced many of them in the new collection – some subtle and some more detailed the closer you look or, know about the show. Bright colours suggestive of the era, varsity style looks such as embroidered jackets, puffy sleeves and loose-fit dresses were strategic, but also worked with the MSGM core DNA of modernity. Pine trees and owl prints and a rose motif – all symbols of the show, were shown on silk and velvet dresses. In fact, a maxi long sleeve blue-rose print dress will be breath-taking in-store as the season star. The beauty of the collection? Should you not be familiar with the influence drawn by the designer, you would feel as though the collection were true to the MSGM aesthetic, with or without the Twin Peaks principal reference, and interestingly, makes the collection that much more alluring! MOTHER OF PEARL Luxury womenswear brand, Mother of Pearl, seasonally celebrates individuality and authenticity. Based in East London, the brand takes an often-humorous approach to print and design; striking a balance between the casual and luxury: effortless day wear, which can be elevated to be special enough for any occasion. This season, we found strength in a rich, gold-stamped brocade print skirt and pant which Parlour X clients will love to get into. Another predicted favourite by the Parlour X buyers will be the oversized rose print series – featuring across styles such as midi length skirts, a sleeved or sleeveless midi-length dress, and a related print mini-dress, as bringing ladylike ease to the collection. This season was nothing short of Mother of Pearl’s signature source, luxurious florals seamlessly twisted into a modern Londoner’s wardrobe. How can one ever get enough of the quintessentially English brand?
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