The Garb Wire is a style conservatory… filled with observations of music and fashion victories on the streets of the world. It’s things we covet, design & the arts. Time spent in the fashion, music and advertising industries has allowed Mel Ogier to rub shoulders with the cutting edge of style. She measures success not by the cracking pace of others, but the slow burn of imagination, music, knowledge, and travel.
On a balmy summer evening, set within The Conservatory at Melbourne’s Fitzroy gardens, the Autumn 2015 Gorman runway show was a natural match for the luscious and bright, yet tranquil surrounds. Celebrating sixteen years, Gorman’s Moth and Moon collection reigned with old gold (the moon, get it?), pleats, quilted coats and bomber jackets, leather, stripes, jacquard and the distinctive new […]More
This is The Garb Wire’s impression of the recently streamed Marc Jacobs Collection Fall ’15 show It starts in complete darkness, with an intimidating onslaught of the singular violin sounds of the Requiem For A Dream soundtrack filling the space. Gradually the lights turn up slightly (to moody), and from the monochromatic set with its fabric walls depicting couches and chairs, […]More
Described as an exploration of the clothes, glamour and decadence of iconic fashion designer Halston, this documentary is full of 2D separation of archival images, and interviews with those who knew Halston – it’s dizzying flashes of the hedonistic Studio 54 days set to a cracking soundtrack. The man, always surrounded by his lady “Halstonettes” (including Lauren Hutton, Liza Minnelli, Elsa […]More
Jodee Knowles is a Sydney-based artist, whose work is heavily based on the emotional state of mind that makes or breaks a happy existence. We’ve been virtual pen pals since a chance meeting at a music festival in 2012. Her work inspires, as does her demeanor – an openness to life, and a certain vulnerability that is never lost, […]More