Clothing
Elevate your basics – Silk Laundry opens its anticipated James Street boutique
Gentlewoman

Elevate your basics – Silk Laundry opens its anticipated James Street boutique

Few materials add as much a sense of luxury to our lives as silk. Soft to the touch and sweet on the eyes, there’s a reason that the phrase ‘silky smooth’ is so commonly used. Silk Laundry is a sustainability-focused label that specialises in silk basics for everyday wear. If you like the sound of that, then you’ll like the sound of this – Silk Laundry is opening its first bricks-and-mortar store on James Street this Saturday April 21. more

Clothing
autark brings the flow and femininity to slow fashion
Gentlewoman

autark brings the flow and femininity to slow fashion

If you’ve been looking to dip your toe into the slow fashion pool, you may have noticed two things – the designs are generally minimalist, and the price point tends to be pretty steep. One brand breaking this mould is autark, an Adelaide-based label bringing a fresh take to the genre. Forget the basics – this is high fashion that doesn’t ditch the function. more

Clothing
Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection
Gentlefolk

Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection

Although we may not be living in the US of A, it’s hard to deny the influence that America has on the rest of the world. Thanks in large part to its deranged president, the world’s most powerful country has been spending even more time in the global spotlight than usual. It seems like every day there are stories coming out that beggar belief – but there are some upsides to the crazy times we live in. Skim Milk is a brand turning this uncertainty into art, all while giving people a vehicle to wear their heart on their sleeve. more

Clothing
Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won't go out of style
Gentlewoman

Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won’t go out of style

We love to shop sustainably as much as the next person, but this can often seem like an impossible task when the word ‘ethical’ tends to come with an inflated price tag. While you can’t really put a dollar value on the safety of our environment, the (deserved) hype surrounding slow fashion means that it often pushes costs right up. That’s just the way it is, right? Wrong, pal. There are designers out there working to shatter the illusion that ethical production means we have to shell out more. A portmanteau of founder and creator Jessica Blume’s own name, Jume the label has landed on the fashion scene to bring us affordable and ethical basics with a truly dreamy touch. more

Clothing
Straight outta your dad's wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection
Gentlefolk

Straight outta your dad’s wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection

You don’t exactly have to be the biggest wave shredder to know that Quiksilver totally dominates when it comes to all things surf. From the boards to the clothes and right down to the competitions, the brand has long since established itself as one of the greats in surfing history. One such moment that cemented Quiksilver’s status as a true tastemaker in the scene was the release of Max Wax, its cult surf film that celebrated a turning point in the sport’s culture and aesthetic. Inspired by the icon, Quiksilver’s Mad Wax capsule collection is serving up threads straight out of your dad’s wardrobe circa 1987. more

Accessories
Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams
Gentlewoman

Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams

Make no bones about it – we are absolute fiends for online shopping. What’s not to love about sprawling out on the couch with a glass of wine and picking up a killer new outfit from the comfort of your own home? Well, one of the things not to love is the fact that plenty of our favourite dotcom shopping haunts are actually littered with brands that aren’t actually all that friendly to the earth. Here to save you all of the Googling and put your mind at ease is Well Made Clothes, an online shopping hub that only stocks brands that are good in every sense of the word – not just aesthetics. more

Clothing
Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH
Gentlefolk

Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH

When it comes to the fashion industry, sometimes it feels like being totally sustainable is an impossible task. Most of us – whether comfortable with it or not – are willing to turn a bit of a blind eye to the fact that clothing labels rarely reveal everything there is to know about their product. Ignorance is bliss, right? Not exactly. Melbourne-based label A.BCH is building a range of luxury unisex basics that are as ethical as can be, providing full disclosure across every facet of the brand – without cutting any corners. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Jennifer Wiseman
Science impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, from agriculture, environment, and medicine to communications, exploration and, hopefully, a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe ... ~ Jennifer Wiseman more
Clothing
Underneath it all – HARA intimates marry beauty and sustainability
Gentlewoman

Underneath it all – HARA intimates marry beauty and sustainability

When it comes to the impact that fast fashion is having on our planet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to just look the other way in favour of a bargain. Would you be as tempted by that five for $30 deal if you could see first-hand the kind of damage that the industry is doing to the planet? Look, it’s not all doom and gloom – the first step to making a real change is seeking out rad alternative brands that take things a little slower (and more sustainably). One such label is HARA, the ethical intimates that marry style and responsibility just perfectly. more

Clothing
Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store
Gentlefolk

Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store

Skip that pricey brunch and volunteer to be the designated driver on your next night out – you’re going to want to ensure your wallet is as full as it can be by Wednesday March 14. Why? Well, it’s looking more likely than ever that fashion giant Zara will soon boast its own Australian online store – filled to the brim with the brand’s cutting-edge clothing and accessories. Splurge season is fast approaching, so get ready to give your wallet a workout. more

Accessories
Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail
Gentlewoman

Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail

We shouldn't have to tell you the reasons why – now more than ever we need to be considering our purchase choices and turning our dollars to support local. Brisbane is blessed with a plethora of creative minds who spend countless hours curating their stores to offer us unique goodies and let's be honest – nothing beats that tangible shopping experience. This weekend, five local women-run business are teaming up for the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail, and to sweeten the day you'll be treated to a growing discount with each store you visit. more

Clothing
FUTURE = FEMALE is the clothing line bringing fun and fierceness to the feminist conversation
Gentlewoman

FUTURE = FEMALE is the clothing line bringing fun and fierceness to the feminist conversation

You know what’s really cool about the year 2018? The fact that despite a whole bunch of global happenings trying to hold us back and strip our rights away, women are louder and more powerful that ever before. Whilst the fight for gender equality is nowhere near done, more and more ladies are stepping up to join the battle and make their voices heard. One such woman is Amy Crow, a Brisbane-based multi-disciplinary creative who has just launched FUTURE = FEMALE – a clothing label that allows you to wear your heart (and support) on your sleeve while still looking cute. more

Clothing
Sweating just got sweeter – ASOS has dropped its in-house activewear range
Gentlefolk

Sweating just got sweeter – ASOS has dropped its in-house activewear range

Anyone with a jones for online shopping would be familiar with ASOS. The UK-based fashion retailer stocks a mind-blowing selection of brands from all over the world, as well as its own label across almost every item of clothing you can think of – all for some seriously competitive pricing. Just when we thought we couldn’t love them any harder, the powerhouse online retailer had to go and gift us with an in-house activewear range – and there’s one each for the ladies and the gents. more

Clothing
Look sharp while getting fit with the new Kinesis Collection from SQD Athletica
Gentlefolk

Look sharp while getting fit with the new Kinesis Collection from SQD Athletica

Whether we’re bulking up, slimming down or staying toned, the end result is to feel healthier and more comfortable in our own skin. One way to help boost your confidence level when breaking a sweat is to ensure you’re equipped with some quality gear. SQD Athletica is a top-notch outfitter for active souls, and its latest collection, designed in conjunction with photographer William Patino, is the perfect addition to your workout wardrobe. more

Clothing
Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees
Gentlefolk

Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees

If you enjoy rocking vintage apparel but don't necessarily want to invest every waking moment of the weekend rummaging through op shops and rack sales only to come home empty handed, say hello to Ricky Bees. They do the hard trawling for you so you can enjoy the fruits of their labour without the effort, that's win win in our books! more

Clothing
The 2018 Levi's Pride Collection is giving us all of the happy feels
Gentlefolk

The 2018 Levi’s Pride Collection is giving us all of the happy feels

Levi's etched its place in fashion history when it first invented the blue denim jean back in the late 1800s. Right now, it's etching a place in our hearts with the release of the Levi's 2018 Pride Collection. What's even better is that the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow (aka the proceeds) are all going back into benefitting LGBTQ communities. This has us bursting with joy and we can't wait to rock this denim with pride. more

Clothing
Surf’s up – Une Piece makes waves with a sexy new European-inspired rashie collection
Gentlewoman

Surf’s up – Une Piece makes waves with a sexy new European-inspired rashie collection

Look, we know we’re over the halfway point of summer, but we also know that no one is satisfied with just one pair of swimmers. Une Piece is striking while the weather is hot with a bold new offering inspired by summers spent in the south of France. The Cap d’Ail Collection offers a host of new one-piece rashies fit to wear in close proximity to your preferred body of water. more