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AVANT-GARDE FASHION

Avant-Garde Fashion can be interpreted in many different ways, this editorial is one such interpretation. From the world of music, fine arts and film, there is a movement within each which is noticeably on the outside of typical trends. Fashion is no different.

Avant-Garde is described as new and experimental ideas and methods. This can also be used as a way to describe ones self, a mindset. An individual who doesn't see or notice trends, someone who is on their own path. This way of thinking and existing is seen in some of the worlds most influential designers - Yohji Yamamoto, Rick Owens,...


SYDNEY POP UP EVENT // EDITION ROASTERS

Earlier this year, amongst lockdowns and border closures, somehow LASTLY had a pop up in Darling Square, Haymarket Syd. NSW.  Thanks to Dan Jackson and the crew at Edition Roasters we had an incredible space to showcase our wares. 

Scandinavia and Japan are half a world apart, but Edition Roasters combines the two cultures seamlessly.  This organic all black fit-out is moody sophistication at its best. Designed by Amber Road, its reflective polished render deviates from inky indigoes to warmer brown hues depending on light filtration through the ethereal charcoal cotton drops. A...


DARKWEAR FOR DAYWEAR

Back before I started LASTLY, my life was that of a standard day to day corporate.  My background is actually Interior Design, specializing in commercial furniture.  As a creative I really struggled with the "Corporate Culture", and especially what was deemed acceptable in terms of attire.  Why can't I dress for work the way I do in my own time? 

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LASTLY has a strong Japanese Streetwear aesthetic, but there is also a place within the ranges...


YOSHIKI TAKATSUKA (AF ARTEFACT) // DESIGNER PROFILE

"I LIKE TECHNO"

 

Yoshiki Takatsuka graduated from Osaka Culture and Clothing University and worked as a designer, sewer and pattern worker for a local clothes maker. In 2009 he created the men's brand A.F HOMME. In 2016 this evolved into the unisex line we know as A.F ARTEFACT. The brand made a new start with the collection launched in Paris.

 

 

"Real clothes made with design and subjective reality", is the base concept of this brand using relaxed and comfortable materials, and make creations that have a...


LASTLY NEW SEASON COLLECTION // BRUTAL FORCE

A collection of images showcasing Lastly's new season pieces. Shot in Melbourne at one of it's only brutalist buildings in Carlton. 

Photographer, Taran Jensen, perfectly capturing the unique and subtle details of each handmade item, against this beautifully raw concrete background.

This seasons shoot, titled Brutal Force, was an opportunity to display the Designers creative intensions for each piece.  Allowing you to become immersed in its story, and how it can be potentially worn in everyday life.

 

Please enjoy this collection of images, it was a blast to shoot them!