MSFW2015 – Art Comes First

Art Comes First.
Inspired to be inspired.
Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh are world renowned, London-based fashion design duo.
Their credentials include collaborations with Kanye West, Mos Def, Fred Perry, Ozwald Boateng, The Kooples, Spencer Hart and a whole lot more.
They are the legit fashion, uniting social culture, environment and fashion together.
And they are in Melbourne for the first time.

These are where the real fashion hangs…

All images are created by and copyright licensed to Karen Woo. Please email hello@karenwoo.com.au for permission before use. Thanks for your support x

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Dressed Up Denim featuring Nami Nguyen

Nami Nguyen is one sartorial force to be reckon with in the Melbourne menswear scene. He grew up submerged in the Australian culture where he went through many phases of personal style such as grunge, skate, b-boy, street, back to skate until he eventually found his great love for the “classic sartorial elegance”. Nami is also incredibly knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to tailoring, and expressing individual style, oh and not to mention…one of the biggest shoe collection of leather shoes and sneakers I have ever seen.

Behind all his tough looking tattoos, Nami is really an all rounded genuine guy whom I have the pleasure of working with, and calling my friend.

We can’t wait to share more of our work when he launches his own lifestyle brand, but for now we hope you are inspired by his “dressed up denim” look.

 

To read more about Nami Nguyen’s story behind his style, please visit New York Menswear Blog, Articles of Style

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Nami Nguyen

Windowpane jacket: Pal Zileri | Tie: Tom Ford | Waistcoat: Lardini | Timepiece: Tiffany & Co | Jeans: Tom Ford | Shoes: Edward Green

Life in Calibre x Mr Gumbatron

Luxe menswear styling and tailoring is my latest obsession at the moment. I just love the way men are so particular about the way they put on their suit (it must well fitted, no creases around the shoulders), the colour and pattern choices for their pocket squares, layering upon layering, vast array of shoes and of-course the way their hair and/or beard is sitting. About a month ago, I walked into Calibre looking for a present for my hubby but ended up buying a Moschino bandanna and a cute little Deer pin for myself. I used to remember my guy friends complaining why do women have so much better clothes and accessories, but I think the tides have turned because all I seem to be buying is XXXS clothes and accessories from the men’s section. Why is that? You must think I’m crazy but thank God I got the nod from my hubby because all I’ve been doing lately is raid his wardrobe.

So what better timing when Calibre approached me to work with them on their latest “Life in Calibre” campaign with Mr Gumbatron. If you don’t know who he is, Lex is a talented Architect, Coffee and Style Blogger with superb styling and creates the most incredible flat lays. Every image that he posts on Instagram makes me want to reach out for a coffee or dig my mouth into his nutella donut (which is the latest Melbourne craze at the moment). He is super cool and without a do, here are few of my fave street style images from the “Life in Calibre” campaign with the competition details below.

#LIFEINCALIBRE 

Whether it be a busy morning in the office, lunch on the weekend or a night out with the boys, we want to see how you live your life in Calibre. Each month our favourite picture will win a $1000 Calibre wardrobe (just a little something to make your everyday a little more extraordinary).

Simply FOLLOW and TAG your picture with @calibreaustralia, and don’t forget to hashtag #lifeincalibre.  Good luck and may be the best dressed win!

 

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Lex / Mr Gumbatron dressed in Calibre.