The Faye Dress is a confident and sensual occasion dress featuring a high draped cowl neckline balanced with a very low back suspended by a fine halter neck strap. Falling to mid length, the dress is bias cut from a demi satin luxe blend of 70% Organic Hemp with 30% Silk. The Faye Dress is a very Limited Edition Arnsdorf piece making it even more of a special addition to your wardrobe.
Our new Sandrina Dress is the perfect trans-seasonal piece and a contemporary classic. Based on our Classic Shirt the dress is cut from a light weight and breathable 100% Organic Cotton Crepe. It is a relaxed silhouette featuring an adjustable drawstring cord waist, side pockets and wide cuffs.
Our Logo Sweatshirt is a modern and comfortable staple, cut from a soft organic cotton fleece and over dyed in our seasonal Seafoam hue using GOTs approved dye in Melbourne.
Our Classic Shirt in White is an Arnsdorf favourite. Wear it with tailored trousers or a suit for work or dinner. Wear it oversized with shorts or jeans for the weekend. Borrowing its styling from traditional menswear, we've added a dash of drama with extended cuffs and then an Arnsdorf twist with an inverted front pocket.
We wanted our latest Mint colour way to cool you down like you have just dived in to the waters of your favourite beach. Is it Turquoise Bay on the Coral Coast of WA? Is it Shelly Beach on the Nambucca Coast of NSW? Maybe it's Boat Harbour Beach on the north west coast of Tasmania or Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria? How about Little Cove at Noosa Heads? Wherever you are, we hope you are getting some free time.
Spring Time says Gelati Time :) Based on a racer style tank but with a more sophisticated curve, our Roberta Tanks take on a fresh spring look in these pastel tones. A slender silhouette, the Roberta is cut from a mid weight Japanese rib in Organic Cotton. Each one is made in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Collingwood.
Our classic Mira Trousers take on a fresh new utility tone in Kelp - your perfect new neutral for Spring! Crafted from a premium mid weight Japanese cotton, the Mira Trousers sit high and fitted on the waist with handy front side pockets. They curve out and in at the ankle to flatter and give length.
We're glad that you love our sustainable reusable face masks!
Our Black and White Face Masks are in stock now and available here.
We are working hard at getting some more colours to you and have just made an extremely limited edition batch in our beautiful Celery Organic Cotton Rib Jersey.
Using our fabric offcuts, our masks are sewn in our women led, Ethical Clothing Australia accredited and B Corp certified Arnsdorf Atelier in Collingwood.
Please not that these masks are for personal community use and they are not medical grade.
Celery Organic Cotton Face Mask
Made from 3 layers of of our sustainable fabrics offcuts
- 1st layer organic 100% cotton jersey woven in Australia
- 2nd layer organic 100% cotton jersey woven in Australia
- 3rd outer layer Japanese organic cotton rib jersey
- Rib bind organic cotton ear loops.
Paint it...Brave Ground?
Interior photo using Brave Ground via Dulux
Are you painting your walls at the moment? Dulux have just announced their "Colour of theYear" for 2021 and it's a beige tone called Brave Ground. After consultations with trend forecasters and global designers, the company selected the shade citing its connection to nature and the simple things - "a warm, earthy tone, it creates a feeling of stability, growth and potential". While we're interested in the colour trends we would like to know what's inside the paint. There is some information on the Dulux UK site here but found some interesting information on paints available in Australia that are low and zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) via the Architecture and Design site here. Here's to a natural look with a nature loving approach.
It's Time to Fire Up Some Heat Beat in Your Lounge Room
We discovered Melbourne's "heat beat" collective NO ZU when they were supporting iconic no wave group ESG on their Australian tour in 2013. It's 3 years since NO ZU have released something new but we are loving this Double A side single release with 2 classic covers - Hunters and Collectors' Talking To A Stranger and Bryan Ferry's Sensation. Watch the video for Talking To A Stranger recorded live (heart breaks) in February at the Something Unlimited Festival at Northcote Town Hall here. The single is available from Chapter Music here.
Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X
The Nora Top and Skirt in Cloud
Chic yet comfortable
Jerri wears the Nora Top in Cloud
When we all talked about our go to pieces during our time at home, the Nora styles kept coming up as a favourite for all of us.
Chic yet comfortable.
This time around we have cut the the top and skirt in a new wider, slightly softer rib fabric which we developed and had woven right here in Melbourne from 91% Organic Cotton and 9% Cotton.
The same easy, classic silhouettes in a delicious new colour, a pale lilac called Cloud which has been garment dyed locally using a GOTS approved dye.
Jerri wears the Merino Rib Funnel Neck Skivvy in Chalk Combo (coming soon) and the Nora Skirt in Cloud
The Nora Skirt is an easy pull on mid length style with an elastic waist and side splits that works with slides, sandals, sneakers or boots - make it your own look and make it really work for you.
Go for an amazing tonal look with the matching Nora Top or the Sloane Jumper.
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.
The Sydney Film Festival Goes Virtual and it's Screening Now!
Still from Swiss-German feature film, My Little Sister
The 67th Sydney Film Festival has gone virtual and scaled down to a very achievable 33 films screening over 12 days from the 10th to the 21st of June.
The festival is divided in to three sections - Documentaries, Shorts Films and 'Europe! Women in Film' and festival director Nashen Moodley has included a strong Australian content to support our industry.
Still from new Australian documentary Our Law screening now at SFF
Directed by Cornel Ozies with some stunning landscapes, Our Law is a documentary on Western Australian's first Indigenous run police station based in the town of Warakuna which is about 330 kilometres west of Uluru.
The Sydney Film Festival is live now and you can see the programme and book to view here.
We've reached out to women in the Arnsdorf community to reveal their personal tips for staying healthy, sane and engaged during this interesting time...
Michelle wears the silk Claudia Jacket
What is your name and and what do you do?
My name is Michelle and I'm a Doctor in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
What is your connection to Arnsdorf?
Long time fan-girl and ardent admirer. I’ve always loved the clean construction and gentle aesthetic of Arnsdorf since discovering it in the iconic Blonde Venus in Brisbane when I was living there many moons ago. The pieces feel so special without being too fussy or precious which I really like. I wore my Blanca Blouse to my medical school graduation and it was the perfect, simple but different garment that made my day.
What are you doing to stay active?
Living room power yoga (maybe in child’s pose a little more than if the instructor were watching), some backyard Tabata workouts and jogging with Iggy my rescue kelpie x lab pup.
Are you reading a great book or do you have a favourite podcast?
Currently enjoying the podcast ‘I Said No Gifts’ with Bridger Winegar. It was recorded mostly pre-pandemic and is a nice fun escape. Also listening to Raven Smith’s ‘Trivial Pursuits’ audiobook which has validated the importance of my increasingly dysfunctional obsession with / addiction to Instagram.
I’m also retreading Leslie Stein’s comic ‘Bright Eyed at Midnight’, which has such simple beautiful drawings and reminds me a lot of my late 20s.
Ooh and also special mention to the life-affirming TV show ‘High Maintenance’.
What about food. Are you cooking or are you addicted to a particular snack at the moment?
There’s a cafe around the corner from me in West Footscray called Brother Nancy that has delicious lamingtons. I think it’s the fresh thick chocolate coating and shredded coconut that makes them quite moreish. It started as an occasional sometimes treat but has really blossomed into a dependency during quarantine.
Are you motivated to 'dress' for the day or are you repeating outfits? What are your go-to pieces?
Because work is very strict at the moment, I’ve mostly been wearing scrubs.
When I get home I gravitate toward bright colours and prints in lounging fabrics / styles with lots of layers and home made knits.
Oh and always paired with my new house slippers.
Have you been pleasantly surprised by engaging in something you normally wouldn't?
It’s been a really nice time for slowing down in some ways and having time to explore quiet introverted things. I’ve gotten more into drawing and painting. Mostly little silly sketches of flowers, pottery, my dog, food. I have been enjoying it as a sort of meditation.
Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X