Our New Sat Nam Tracksuit in Ecru

Our New Sat Nam Tracksuit in Ecru

Our new world have given us a lot more freedom in our wardrobe. From work to home, dress codes have been reexamined and have been relaxed. Our mental health is our top priority and dressing for comfort is nurturing and feels authentic.

April 29, 2021
Dance like Sylvie Guillem in our new ballet inspired, Silvia Top

Dance like Sylvie Guillem in our new ballet inspired, Silvia Top

Jade was inspired by her young daughter Silvia's classic ballet leotard to create our new Silvia Top. Dance like Sylvie Guillem! The top features an elegant, wide V Neckline with a few subtle gathers at the centre front.

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November 26, 2020
NAIDOC Week + Save The Date for Melbourne Fashion Week!

NAIDOC Week + Save The Date for Melbourne Fashion Week!

Welcome to NAIDOC Week! At Arnsdorf, we are a team living and working on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We treasure and respect this every day. NAIDOC Week is a time to highlight the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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November 16, 2020
SYDNEY! Last chance to shop our current season David Jones Pop-Up

SYDNEY! Last chance to shop our current season David Jones Pop-Up


This year, David Jones invited us to stock with them as part of their Sourced with Care initiative where they are supporting a series of brands that focus on responsibly sourced materials and mindful processes to minimise environmental impact.

Read an interview with Arnsdorf founder and designer Jade Sarita Arnott on the collaboration in Vogue Australia here.

A selected edit of our collection including some of our Limited Edition styles and our Permanent Collection is currently available at Sydney - Elizabeth Street Store  There is also a small selection of styles available online here.

Our current season David Jones Pop-Up is ending very soon so don't miss out on this opportunity to shop these Arnsdorf styles in Sydney, in real life! 

(Tiahnee wears the Arnsdorf Merino Rib Funnel Neck Skivvy in Seafoam with the Vanessa Pant in Sand. Photo by Alex Coppel for The Herald Sun)


We make each piece in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience. 


Abigail Crompton, the founder and artistic director of design store Third Drawer Down has just released an art book called Truth Bomb: Inspiration from the Mouths and Minds of Women Artists. The book unites the work of 22 powerful, contemporary female artists including Yayoi Kusama, Del Kathryn Barton, Mickalene Thomas, Kaylene Whiskey, Nina Chanel Abney and Judy Chicago.

Portrait of Mnonja by Mickalene Thomas

A Limited Edition of 250 copies sold worldwide * Includes tear-out poster by Miranda July. The book releases at the end of September and you can pre-order a copy here.

Stay well, from all of us at Arnsdorf X

September 30, 2020
Keep Cosy Without Wearing Wool

Keep Cosy Without Wearing Wool

Our Nora Styles are our warmest  pieces without wearing wool. 

Made from a textured rib knit, the fabric is a medium to heavy weight Japanese Cotton available in Navy, Ecru and Brick.


We have three easy shapes in this story -

The Nora Top looks great as a set with the matching skirt or team it with your own jeans or bottoms. It's a good allrounder that can cross from work to play.

The Nora Skirt , a long and slightly Aline silhouette, also works well with an oversized jumper or sweater (watch this space!)

The Nora Dress is easy on its own or accessorise with a belt and a long coat.

Anna wears the Nora Top in Navy with Calder Jean in Chalk

The now classic boat neckline was worn as a uniform by the French Navy in the 1850's as an easy piece to remove if they fell overboard! The style was then adopted by the Russians and other Navies followed.

Coco Chanel made it chic in the 1920's with her High/Low approach and styled the shape under her suits. The neckline was revived again in the 1950's and 60's by artists and Beatniks and then made its way in to the mainstream and today as a classic and flattering neckline. 

Anna wears the Nora Dress in Navy


We make each piece in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience. 


Tell Us Your WFH Secrets ;)

We've reached out to women in the Arnsdorf community to reveal their personal tips on how to work from home in style and comfort while staying healthy, sane and engaged.

What is your name and and what do you do?                                                                            Olivia Radonich, Founder and Director of ReadingRoom, Melbourne                          #areadingroom

What is your connection to Arnsdorf?                                                                                    I’m a long time customer and fan of Arnsdorf <3

What are you doing to stay active?                    

As our gallery is closed, and exhibition program is currently paused, I am using and thinking of this time as a hibernation.  Though the concept of hibernation suggests inactivity, for me, this word in this time we are all in together, represents slowing down, taking time. I am thinking of hibernation in the the way that a garden slows down in some ways during autumn and winter…lots can still happen during these times, that is not visible.                                            Hibernation, as a way of time of taking time. Taking time to pause, to reflect, to re-evaluate and to be with my family, and feel grateful for all we have. 

Our home has become a calm, and mostly peaceful bubble. I feel lucky to share this time with my family, and we have lots of works surrounding us made by friends and artists we love to inspire us.  

My days start very early, usually around 6:30am, when we wake and raise our blinds.  My husband Edward and I have our morning coffee together as we watch the sunrise, this is a small but meaningful ritual that starts our day.

We then usually take a long walk, at the moment watching autumn changing the gardens around our neighbourhood. Nature is such a great reminder that life is always changing, and that these COVID-19 days of isolation, and anxiety will pass. We are all finding our own ways and rhythms of coping and adjusting, and our daily walks are very important to me, perhaps a way to look and celebrate the tiny, everyday moments, that possibly we are usually too busy to find joy in and celebrate. We can walk up to three times a day, a ritual seems to have developed that we walk after each meal, and it’s a really calming way to stay grounded and connected to the flow of the day, week and season...

When we are back home from our morning walk, we make breakfast for our family and use this time to check in with our children, and help them make a plan to stay motivated for each day/ week.  Our daughter is in her final year of high school and her VCE studies have moved online. Our son has discovered online yoga, which he loves!

Each day right now looks different, and I have multiple projects that I am working on. Edward and I are sharing our kitchen table as our work space / home office.



The one constant I do each day, is take time to check in, and have conversations with the artists I work with, and also our collaborators.

Some days, there are multiple conversations, and other days, just one or two. Taking care of each other, checking in and sharing inspiration in this time is important, so though our exhibition program is paused, we are all there for each other, even if we only have the energy to check in by dm or text message.  

At this stage, we are unsure when we can re-open the gallery and resume our program of exhibitions. Our Viewing Rooms series is one way we have decided to respond in this time, and offer insight into the gallery's community of artists, collaborators and friends, sharing stories and influences that inform and shape their practices, and in turn the gallery program. The rooms will host studio visits, online exhibitions, special projects, interviews, essays and texts reflecting on previous exhibitions.

We hope that during an uncertain and difficult time, when people need inspiration, connection, and perspective, more than ever...that these rooms can provide a way to stay in touch, and engage with the work of artists that we love, and admire. 

I am less focused on productivity than I usually am - and more focused on being in the moment, making the most of that and being there for the people that I love.

Are you reading a great book or do you have a favourite podcast?                              

I’m reading, and re-reading so many great books, Indelicacy by Amina Cain is incredible, and I love it.  I’m revisiting several books that have been formative and important to me: Italo Calvino’s essays in the book Six Memos for the Next Millennium is one of these; Italo's essay on Lightness is incredible and meaningful to think on in this moment. Also, Life: A User’s Manual by Georges Perec.

I’m making my way through issues of Apartmento magazine, re-reading from the first issue, this is very enjoyable, as usually I rarely find time to finish an issue cover to cover! 

We currently have a project developing online, What’s outside the window? that can be seen via our ReadingRoom instagram. It references Roberto Bolano’s novel, The Savage Detectives, a book that is very special to me, and a huge formative influence; it’s one I return to especially in times of upheaval and uncertainty. This question is asked three times, almost as a riddle, at the end of the epic story.

This project, in some ways has been on my mind since 2016, when I first walked into the space that is now ReadingRoom. The windows are such a significant part of the architecture, and the space and time of the three rooms of the gallery…

So this question, has a resonance and a poetry for me beyond the time we are in…it felt like a good time to gently ask this question. Listen, learn, and pass on the responses; using this question, almost as a meditation, to connect during this time.

It was a small way to create and offer space and time for artists, friends, and colleagues near and far that I admire and love, to contemplate this question.

I particularly love listening to authors read their own words.  Something really special that I have listened to, and loved during the past month, is Dan Fox, reading his book LIMBO.  Dan's essay explores the role that fallow periods and states of inbetween play in art and life.  LIMBO was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, and the reading was produced from Dan’s home in New York and  is available to listen to via Soundcloud here.  It is very beautiful.




What about food. Are you cooking or are you addicted to a particular snack at the moment?                                                                                                                            

My family and I are really enjoying having the time to spend with each other cooking and sharing meals. We are making everything from scratch, and using all we have.  We have become much more aware of how much food we have wasted in the past, and we are more mindful of this now. This awareness has been really important for us as a family, and it’s something that we will take with us beyond this time. To continue slowly, and sustainably in the way we live and work.

We are eating incredibly well...soups, pastas, and salads and my children Milo and Sofia are baking lots!

We are always inspired by Julia OstroJessica KoslowCarla Lalli MusicJulia ShermanDavid Chang and Laila Gohar and their instagrams are daily sources of inspiration right now.

I am addicted to green salads, usually I have a green salad to accompany every meal, even breakfast, and also I love making hummus!  The method Laila Gohar recently recommended via her instagram…taking time to peel the chickpeas, after soaking and cooking (which I never usually take time to do) is really enjoyable and delicious!!


Are you motivated to 'dress' for the day or are you repeating outfits? What are your go-to pieces?                                                                                                                                     Clothing is always an important part of my day; and dressing is a ritual I really enjoy! I’ve noticed in this time I am dressing more casually, but still making an effort!                                              I’m wearing my favourite pieces over and over again, and texture and colour are very important to me right now.                                                                                                                                I always love seeing what Alice OehrJulia Pound Thea BasiliouYasmin SewellJade Sarita ArnottHarriet Were and Lauren Trend are both wearing, and sharing via their instagrams...



Have you been pleasantly surprised by engaging in something you normally wouldn’t?

 Finding joy in the everyday is definitely something I am grateful for, and celebrating.  

I am enjoying being able to take the time to read, re-read and watch films in a way that I usually do not have time for.

I am inspired and learning so much from the recommendations and generosity of so many people I love and admire.  It’s great to be able to make great discoveries and connections in this time...

Mary MacDougall and her brother Tom, recently recommended thirty beautiful films for a ReadingRoom Viewing Room, 30 Silver Threads, that have shaped their perception of the world.

Jason Evans, via his incredible website This Long Century is screening a series of film and video works by past contributors during the month of April.  

It’s an incredible program, and includes films from  Lucile Hadžihalilović, Shambhavi Kaul, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Haris Epaminonda, Anna Marziano, Salomé Lamas, Caroline Monnet, Camilo Restrepo, Carlos Reygadas, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, William E. Jones, Jennifer West, Oliver Payne, Nick Relph, Beatrice Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Deborah Stratman, Laida Lertxundi, Antoinette Zwirchmayr, Margaret Salmon, John Smith, Jodie Mack, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Peter Tscherkassky, Aïda Ruilova, Ben Rivers, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Helena Wittmann, Sue de Beer, David Lowery.  

All artists have donated their works, and in return Jason is bringing attention to a group of US based Non-Profits and Relief Funds to help people in need right now:                                 RAICES
Ali Forney Center
Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
The National Domestic Workers Alliance
Feeding America


What songs are you feeling right now?                                                                                         I started a playlist at the beginning of this time of physical isolation, and I am adding to it regularly - it is reflective of my changing moods in this time Listen via Spotify here


Stay well from all of us here at Arnsdorf X

May 09, 2020
Hello We Miss You (but we can still hook up)

Hello We Miss You (but we can still hook up)


Well, it's been a couple of weeks of settling in to this new life and I think most of us are starting to get the hang of it.

Sure it's weird but as it turns out, we are strong and optimistic.

As you probably know, we have temporarily closed both of our physical stores a couple of weeks ago ahead of the nation wide shut down, to protect our staff and community.

You've been ordering (thank you!) and we've been working on a system to keep Arnsdorf running in this new environment. We feel energised by our brand missionwhich could never have meant more!



Virtual Appointments!

Our situations may have changed but we haven't given up on feeling and looking the best that we can. We owe it to ourselves.

We are excited to announce the introduction of Virtual Appointments!

Make a time to chat to one our experienced stylists about anything Arnsdorf related.

It's a 15 minute hook up via FaceTime:)

Maybe you have a question about the fabric or fit of a particular style?

Maybe you would like some styling tips on an Arnsdorf piece you already have in your wardrobe?

We'd love to see you!


New! The Pia Tank


The Pia Tank is a new style cut from our  much loved Japanese organic cotton rib.


If you have one of our styes in this fabric, you will know how comfortable and easy they are to wash and wear.


Make this your new WFH top worn as is, or layered as a vest over one of our Merino styles


We make each piece in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience. 



Tell us your WFH secrets;)

The Arnsdorf Team reveal their personal tips on how to work from home in style and comfort while staying healthy, sane and engaged.

Jade Sarita Arnott 


Founder, Creative Director/Designer of Arnsdorf

What are you doing to stay active?

I’ve been trying out new yoga and pilates workouts at home, currently doing kundalini yoga with Kimilla I’m on day 1 of her 10 day transformation program. I also signed up to Fluidform pilates at home. I’m trying to use this time at home to get into routines of being more active everyday than I usually would. I’m also jumping on the trampoline and playing tag with my 2 kids and playing the Homecourt basketball app with them. I’ve been enjoying walks around my streets and in nature when I get the chance.


Are you reading a great book or do you have a favourite podcast?


I’m halfway through Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, which I started reading over the summer holidays and was really enjoying, I find it hard to carve out time to read a book when I’m not away on holidays, between fitting in work and having the kids here 24/7 but that will be my next goal to get back in to it. I have been reading to the kids a lot and just finished The Midnight Gang by David Walliams which I enjoyed and so did my 6 year old daughter. I chop and change podcasts depending on what I feel like listening to but if I’m cooking alone I find it’s a good time to listen to one. 


What about food. Are you cooking or are you addicted to a particular snack at the moment?

I’m cooking a lot, mainly pasta, Japanese curry, mexican or soup. I have also been quite into making these gf/vegan brownies.

Are you motivated to 'dress' for the day or are you repeating outfits? What are your go-to pieces?

Each day feels a little different in terms of getting dressed depending on the weather and if I have any Zoom meetings. Last week I talked at the Legacy Summit via zoom and put on the Blanca Blouse and some lipstick which made me feel brighter. This week I had a FaceTime photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar which was interesting, so I put on Suit Trousers, the Prudence Shirt and the Celeste Blazer. The rest of the time I’ve been enjoying being comfortable and cosy, I’ve been wearing the Nora Skirt a lot and my merino rib skivvies.

​Have you been pleasantly surprised by engaging in something you normally wouldn't?

I think generally just slowing down and prioritising things I’ve been meaning to for a while like meditating. Also staying more connected to friends through Whatsapp groups. 


What songs are you really feeling right now?

Go to my Spotify playlist here.


Stay well, from all of us at Arnsdorf X


April 15, 2020