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Designer Spotlight: Friend of Mine

by on October 2, 2012
 

In honor of Australian Fashion Week, I thought iLikeSwag should spotlight an amazing Aussie designer, Friend of Mine.

I love how Friend of Mine takes typical garments to new heights by way of choppily-cut hems, high slits, detailed stitches, and contrasting textures.  I’ll let some of my favorite pieces from the collection speak for themselves.

Some of my favorite pieces from recent Friend of Mine collections.

 Friend of Mine takes classic silhouettes and combines them with very modern, forward-thinking design elements, making them different from any other designer you’ve seen before. They stray from too “on-trend” concepts, instead opting for new takes on already updated wardrobe staples like the mini skirt, crop top, floor length gown and hot pant. I love the colors in the collection – muted, understated, soft – and how they compliment the out-of-the-box, almost wild designs.

Stockists of Friend of Mine include:

NYC: 25 Park (1296 Third Ave), American Two Shot (135 Grand Street), Brooklyn Fox (132 N 5th St, BK), Curve NY (83 Mercer), Damsel in Distress (236 Mulberry).

California: Curve LA (154 N. Robertson Blvd), Dolls Kill (SF), Le Bloc Society (2724 Robertson Blvd, LA),  LF (5333 McConnell Ave, LA) Lemon Twist (537 Octavia Blvd, SF), Wasteland (800 Cole Ave, LA)

Chicago: Sofia (72 East Oak St)

Nashville: Spanish Moss Vintage (1428 Shelton Avenue)

Houston: Preme Butik (1635 Eldridge Parkway)

 

What do you think of Friend of Mine? Let me know in the comments section.