Monk House Design

EXCLUSIVE KUWAII CICADA PLATFORMS

Monday April 14 2014

Our favourite platforms just got better! We've collaborated with Melbourne based label Kuwaii to create an exclusive Monk House Design Cicada colour way!

Over the years the Cicada has become a firm favourite among the MHD shopgirls and customers alike. We are super excited to have been able to collaborate with Kuwaii to create a special Monk House exclusive. 

We've reworked the cult sandal combining soft black suede, grey, pink and silver leathers to create a super special Cicada that you won't wanna take off.

We love them and we hope you do too! But we careful, we only have limited numbers of these babies. Come check them out in-store or online

SEB BROWN

Tuesday April 08 2014

We’ve been a fan of Seb Brown for a number of years now and we were pretty happy to have him back. After a brief hiatus, during which he travelled throughout Asia and Europe, Seb is back in town and he's adorned our shop with colourful paper shapes and a bunch of beautiful new stock.  

Seb's approach to creating is one that is guided by his experience of the everyday; of travel, conversation, and patterns that evolve organically from environments, wherever they may be - "I'm constantly being influenced by everything all the time. Snippets of conversations, poles leaning against walls, piles of rubbish, smooth bumper bars, the tension and lightness of two shapes or textures accidentally interacting with each other."

Drawing from his lived experience Seb creates pieces that are innately unique. Each piece is both inspired and influenced by the environment in which it is created. This means each piece evolves organically, as if in nature. 

We see pieces with hand-cast resin crystals in vivid pinks and greens, Japanese glass beads, silk thread and sterling silver. Familiar yet special, we're very happy that Seb has returned and you will be too! 

Find out more here

VERNER 'WHITE WASH' AW14

Friday March 28 2014

In this ‘crazy’ fashion world it's hard to find our own sense of identity. We're easily dazzled by the thrilling colours, fabrics and patterns of a labels new collection but we don't stop and think about how they really came about or what significance they really hold. We strive to make meaning from coats, and pants and socks, but do we know what's really going on? 

The team behind Melbourne label Verner do. They create clothes that have something to say, and their latest collection, White Wash, is no different. Inspired by the use of kitsch iconography the range uses subtle visual indicators to allude not only to the current universality of street wear culture, but more symbolically to Australian history. 

The collection references ‘white washing’. Interpreting this phrase Verner speaks of “the use of paint, lime and chalk as a cheap coating used to give a clean uniform appearance.” She also speaks of the idea of white wash as “a metaphor for glossing over or the covering up vices, crimes or scandals.”

And while Verner makes some very important commentary, it’s interesting to notice the designers continuous commitment to delivering dynamic street wear and this is undeniably reflected in this super cool, super unique collection.

Playing with classic designs Verner is able to re-invigorate and re-imagine classic pieces as ubiquitous as the track suit and take them straight from the footpath to the dance floor.

Influenced by the “softness” found in children’s wear we see cropped jumpers in soft cottons, t-shirts that evolve into skirts and back, long pullover dresses and puffy jackets that you’ll never want to take off. 

Come check out the White Wash collection in-store now, or have a look at it here

SHOP PEEK - MARCH

Wednesday March 19 2014

 

KLOKE 'LIBERATE' AW14 NOW IN-STORE!

Wednesday March 12 2014

Kloke AW14 collection 'Liberate' has just dropped in-store! The collection of easy-to-wear pieces and cocooning shapes are brought together with intelligent seam-work and a strong colour palette of blacks, dust pink, ink navy, mustard and a hint of red.  

Using only the best fabrics sourced from Japan, Kloke use a combination of slab, waxed and brushed cottons, boiled wools, and technical rainwear making the collection both artful and instantly wearable.  

This season you'll find yourself cloaked in creative pieces that are both luxurious and unique. 

Incorporating fun print work with sleek design, Kloke's 'Liberate' collection frees us from the strongholds of a mundane winter and propels us to a happy place filled with colour, sleek cuts and the promise of a little joy when the rains come pelting down. 

Come check out the collection in-store now!