Something has been brewing in the streets of Sydney lately.
Native Tether is bringing together a niche collective of creative and talented artisans and designers for a special pop-up store in Surry Hills.
Taking over the bustling Crown St gallery space of blank_space this weekend will see the commodities of accessory label Everyday Carrier (EDC), jeweller Mister Lui, breakout men’s clothing label Dapper, and the disparate leather and apparel range of womenswear label, Dannika Zen.
Each brand will offer an exclusive insight into the collections they’ve organically designed and produced.
Huon Lui, the brains behind Mister Lui, creates handcrafted rings, and hopes to invoke a connection between the object and its owner with each piece that is produced, expressing “…It is the message behind the pieces that should be portrayed.”
Most recently, his homage to hip hop’s MF DOOM, the ‘Illest Villian’ ring has been making a name for itself virally, with co-signs from everyone’s favourite [Australian] producer Ta-ku.
Lui has also been making waves with fellow creators Andrew Principe and James Gyimah to build hand-made accessories label, EDC. The uniquely styled and functional lanyard features a Leatherman carabiner and mil-spec 550 paracord and is exclusively retailed at Sydney’s CAPSULE.
Beloved Sydney-based label and designer Dannika Zen has successfully created a growing following due to her daring patchwork leather apparel, knitwear and coveted footwear, all of which showcases her urban-casual-street style.
Similarly, Tristan Young of men’s label Dapper started out like many other designers, creating clothes for himself and his friends. Dapper offers more of a cut and sew line with subtle, yet distinct features of garments with a conscious twist of style. “Everything comes from a personal place with the best intentions”, Tristan explains.
The Native Tether umbrella reveals an emerging group of five young designers that want to tell the world about a unique fashion aura and cultivation, and share the stories that inspire their work.
That’s reason enough to check out the pop-up store, isn’t it?
The Native Tether pop-up shop will be open at 374 Crown St, Surry Hills from the 9th to the 29th of November. Make sure you head on down and check it out!