The jacket was designed about five years ago when I was experimenting with the idea of weaving fabrics strips together. I used this same method with other samples including a dress and a suit, which I’ll share with you in future posts. The jacket is a lot of fun and I have been wearing it consistently over the past five years.
I’ve teamed my own designed jacket with a ‘Sunny Girl’ striped body suit, a vintage pair of red shorts which I bought on ‘Etsy,’ and a tartan red bow tie from an amazing little shop in Richmond called ‘Exentrix.’ They stock local Melbourne designer samples as well as having a variety of accessories from Japan. I bought this bow tie in 6 colours and love wearing them with buttoned up shirts or even as a headband. The shoes are from a department store in Vietnam. They look 1950′s vintage, which I love. The glasses were bought in a shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The shop reminded me of the Australian chain store, ‘Dangerfield.’ Finally, the skateboard is a remake of a 1980′s Powell Peralta board, the ‘Caballero’ addition, which we bought from Mordy Surf in Camberwell.