The Weekly Collection #59

From saying goodbye to a fashion great, to the announcement of the program for the second SCCI Fashion Hub in Sydney, to the International Woolmark Prize winners, it’s been a fashion-frenzied week - catch up on all that (plus the latest sales) in the Weekly Collection.

Adieu To Karl

The fashion world is in mourning today as it farewells another legendary designer. The creative director of Chanel since 1983 and Fendi since 1965, Karl Lagerfeld was a fashion force to be reckoned with during his decades-long career in the industry. Always seen in his trademark black shades, perfect ponytail, fingerless gloves and impeccable suits; he has been hailed as one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Today, tributes flowed online as Lagerfeld was remembered by everyone from models, to fellow designers, to celebrities and other admirers. Gigi Hadid, a mainstay of the Chanel stage, posted a heartwarming series of photos to her Instagram, saying “Karl, I will miss your indescribable presence, watching your calm, quiet, genius mind working ... Rest In Peace King Karl. I didn’t want this day to come”. Designer Donatella Versace tweeted “Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni [Versace, her brother] and I … We were always learning from you”.

SCCI Fashion Hub Announces Its 2019 Programme

Over 40 seminars, workshops, symposia and films will make up this years’ jam-packed program for the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas Fashion Hub. Spreading across multiple Sydney venues from April 5-14, the event continues to explore revolutionary ideas in the ever-evolving world of fashion. According to Dr Gene Sherman, AM, “SCCI Fashion Hub 2019 aims to deepen and expand upon the previously explored fashion thématique … We look forward to bringing to the attention of a broad and specialised public, the most expansive views – both positive and negative – on fashion in its evolving complexity”. This year’s Hub will delve deeper into history and stretch further geographically, all for the sake of helping fashion punters and experts alike to dig deep into the realms of the fashion industry. This years’ keynote speakers include Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung; TV presenter, Business of Fashion columnist and former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue India, Bandana Tewari; as well as Head Designer of Maskit and former Head Designer of Embroidery for Alexander McQueen, Sharon Tal. For the full program of events, check out the website here:

International Woolmark Prize Announces 2019 Winners

Australian-born fave Albus Lumen missed out on top prizes at the grand final of this year’s International Woolmark Prize, amid the glamour of London Fashion Week. Unisex UK-born label Edward Crutchley took out two prizes for Menswear and Innovation due to their exploration of the bounds of form, silhouette and surface; whilst the Womenswear prize was won by the husband-and-wife duo behind American brand Colovos, lauded for their luxurious, sustainable modern collection. Chosen from over 200 entrants and 12 finalists, the competition seeks out innovation and expertise in fashion collections highlighting wool. The judging panel including an intriguing variety of designers, like Alber Elbaz, and actors, like our very own Joel Edgerton. Crutchley and Colovos won $200,000 apiece (with Crutchley taking a further $100,000 for the Innovation Award win) to go towards business development, as well as ongoing industry mentorship, Woolmark Certification for their winning collections and exclusive stockist opportunities worldwide.

SALES: Vallance

WHAT: Warehouse sale, up to 80 per cent off.
WHEN: Thursday, February 21 - Saturday, February 23
WHERE: 37 Doody St, Alexandria.


SALES: Faithfull the Brand

WHAT: Pop-up sale, up to 70 per cent off.
WHEN: Friday, February 22 - Sunday, February 24
WHERE: Level 2, 15 Maddox Street Alexandria, NSW


SALES: Zjoosh

WHAT: Warehouse sale, up to 75 per cent off.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 20 - Friday, February 22
WHERE: 36 Punch St, Artarmon NSW 2064