Fashion

Black into Spring: The Iconic History of Coco Chanel & the LBD

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Last week, The 5to9 Life team had the pleasure of stepping into Spring at Chatswood Chase with the first ‘Fashion Talks with Claudia Chan Shaw’, a free fashion lecture series as a part of the centre’s celebration of Spring. Check out Talica Tamanitoakula’s review of the event.
Photography by John Paul Urizar.

Take a Look Inside Australia’s First Sneaker Store for Women

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For many years, the options for sneaker-loving women have been somewhat limited. Although there’s been steady growth in the sector, there’s also been a clear shortfall in actual stockists carrying a full range of women’s and unisex sizes around the world. It’s this very dilemma that inspired the creation of SOLE FINESS, a premium women’s online sneaker destination based in Melbourne, Australia. And now, they’ve opened up a physical store! YES!! Click through for details.

COS’ FW18 Campaign Is Simple, Yet Strikingly Beautiful

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We love COS. Why?
For their Scandinavian minimalism and simplicity. Their latest campaign for their Fall+Winter 018 season is a collection of classic wardrobe pieces in natural cotton mixed with technical fabrics to create a minimal and effortless collection.
Check out our favourite looks by clicking on the photo above.

‘The Gospel According to André’ is a Must-Watch for All Fashion-Lovers

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‘Fashion is fleeting, but style is timeless,’ — this is the gospel according to André Leon Talley, the operatic style icon and fashion industry trailblazer. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, “The Gospel According to André” takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Watch the trailer now.

Naomi Campbell and Virgil Abloh Sit Down for an Intimate Interview

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Virgil Abloh’s first show for Louis Vuitton will go down in history for a number of reasons, not the least of which is what it means to a new generation to see a Black man helming a major luxury house. And while it might be a personal career peak for Abloh himself, he went out of his way in a recent video interview with Naomi Campbell for British Vogue to credit his crew — Kanye West first and foremost — with his success. Click through to watch the interview.

Akira Isogawa Celebrated 25 Years with his Resort 2019 Show at MBFWA

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Celebrating 25 years in the fashion industry, AKIRA ISOGAWA defied expectations this year at Australian Fashion Week by showing a collection that was fresh and energetic.
The designer took us back to the 80’s with beautifully crafted vintage prints for men and women in a mix of layered romantic styles, in a glam-grunge look that was completed with models stomping down the runway in Dr Martens. Click through for our full review.
Featured photo captured by Karina Illovska.

Leo & Lin’s Resort ’19 Collection Was Reminiscent of a Disney Fairytale

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Emerging Australian fashion label LEO & LIN created a multi-sensory experience at their solo debut runway at Australian Fashion Week this year with the addition of a bespoke aroma wafting throughout the iconic Carriageworks catwalk as soon as you walked into the venue. Add in Andy Williams’ classic ‘Moon River’ with fairytale gowns and colours, and what do you have? Click through to find out.
All photography captured by Khiera Nicole.

It Was All About The Details in Still Still Studio’s Resort ’19 Collection

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Combining experimentation with feminine designs, STILL STILL STUDIO created a Resort 2019 collection for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia this year that was both artistic and practical. 
There was a very present influence of previous eras in their designs, blending in the roaring ’20s, and the swinging ’60s with late Victorian styles and a dash of the ’80s. How does that work? Click through to find out.
All photos captured by Khiera Nicole.