Our signature Amanda Dress is back in a fresh new Apple colour way! Inspired by a corset shape, the fitted bodice features a flattering deep square neckline, a fitted waist which flares out to a soft, flowing long line skirt. This dress is crafted in our Collingwood atelier from a mid weight 100% Tencel fabric with a responsible footprint.
The beautiful longline Helena Coat is crafted in a high texture olive green wool-blend coating sourced from a family owned Italian wool mill which has been operating since the 1940's.
The coat has an elegant lapel collar and a single Corozo button exterior closure with an internal button if you want to sharpen the silhouette. It has practical side pockets and is fully lined in a silky feel cupro.
The olive tone is a great contemporary neutral which works back well with many colours and tones and makes a nice departure from black.
The Helena Coat is lovingly made 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.
Jess Scully has over a 20 year career as a curator and writer in media and the arts. She was the Editor of creative culture publications Yen, Empty, SummerWinter and Hotpress. Jess was the founding director of Australia's largest creative industries event Vivid Ideas.
She has been a policy advisor to the NSW Minister for the Arts, a founding contributor to the Sydney Culture Network, directed the Qantas Spirit of Australia Youth Awards and is currently the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Jess' debut book Glimpses of Utopia is asking us what can we do to upgrade the operating systems of our society and she says plenty!
"Meet the care workers reclaiming control in India and Lebanon, the people turning slums into safe havens in Kenya and Bangladesh, and champions of people-powered digital democracy in Iceland and Taiwan. There are radical bankers funding renewable energy in the USA and architects redesigning real estate in Australia, new payment systems in Italy and the Philippines that keep money in local communities, and innovators redesigning taxation to cut pollution and incentivise creative solutions."
Jess introduces Glimpses of Utopia as a call for optimism and says that we can reshape our world to be fair and sustainable by harnessing technology and imagination.
Commit to a Feeling by Tom Polo. Acrylic and flashe on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist and Station Gallery
Melbourne's Station Gallery has just opened an exhibition with two amazing contemporary Australian artists.
Sydney based Tom Polo who is known for his colourful, theatrical style figurative works of accessible yet complex characters has exhibited internationally and in Australia at the Art Gallery of NSW, ACCA, the MCA and QUT Art Museum.
In 2015 Tom was awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and has completed residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and ACME Studios in London, Artspace in Sydney and in 2018 at the Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy.
His new show called Exit Strategy is available to view by appointment or digitally at Station Gallery Melbourne here.
The Red Shoes (after Kate Bush) by Sarah Contos. Oil on wood acrylic on screen printed canvas on canvas poly fibre. Image courtesy of Station Gallery.
Sarah Contos uses an incredibly diverse array of findings to present her visual art work which is mostly character based. Using painting, textiles, print and found objects Sarah creates a fantasy world of unique characters and imagery. Some may feel familiar like images from film or history but she works them in to a new narrative.
Sarah has exhibited work in Australia at the National Gallery of Australia, Carriageworks, MOP Projects, First Draft, Art Gallery of South Australia and HEIDE MoMA. Her awards include the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship (Sculpture) and the Ramsay Art Prize and in 2019 completed a Studio Scholarship at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris.
Her new exhibition titled My Friend, Lavender is available to view by appointment or digitally at Station Gallery Melbourne here.
Stay well, from all of us at Arnsdorf X
Today is officially World Environment Day and this year the theme of World Environment Day 2020 is “Celebrate Biodiversity”.
At Arnsdorf we try to treat every day as World Environment Day.
Yes, we are a fashion brand but the heart of our philosophy is to do fashion ethically, sustainably and transparently. This doesn't just mean the 'environment' as in a seperate being but in the environment of life through living and working in a better place and world.
We do our best but are always looking at ways that we can continue to improve and we love hearing your feedback and encouragement.
World Environment Day is another reminder for us all to celebrate why we are here and to keep working towards a better environment in every sense of the word.
Thank you for joining us on our journey!
Jerri wears the Siena Dress in Seafoam
Paying homage to the ocean, this colour is so fresh and uplifting, these pieces are the perfect mid-season pick-me-up.
Inspired by the neckline of our popular Claire Tee, the Siena Dress has narrow adjustable shoulder straps and finishes just above the knee.
The slip style is bias cut from a matt finish tencel fabric that has enough weight to drape and fall rather than cling.
Wear as is for a sexy summer or evening look or layer it up!
The Siena is a perfect match over our Seafoam Skivvy.
Give it a 90's twist by layering it over a pair of our Suit Trousers.
Jerri wears the Merino Rib Funnel Neck Skivvy in Seafoam
Jerri wears the Merino Rib Funnel Neck Skivvy in Seafoam with the Nora Skirt in Cream
A very limited edition version of one of our most popular styles!
Our Merino Rib Skivvies are made from 100% fine Australian merino wool which is knitted locally here in Melbourne.
The Seafoam version has been custom dyed locally using a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) dye.
The fabric is light and soft but warm and has a slightly sheer quality making it a great piece on it's own or perfect for layering.
This can add flexibility to some of your summer tops or add some much needed colour to your winter wardrobe.
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.
Jane Campion's short film Peel won the Palme D'or for Best Short Film at Cannes in 1986
Celebrate Short Film (online) at the St Kilda Film Festival
The annual St Kilda Film Festival welcomes new festival director Richard Sowada this year with an exciting programme of new Australian short films alongside a fantastic retrospective programme of rarely seen cinema including works by Jane Campion and Phillip Noyce.
Gary Foley in the 1977 film Backroads directed by Phillip Noyce is screening at the festival
This year, the festival is running completely online so you can watch all cosy and warm from the comfort of your own home. Make a date and log in!
Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X