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Van der Kooij designer Tash, on curating ideas and fashion as wearable art

Van der Kooij designer Tash, on curating ideas and fashion as wearable art

Meet Tash, the designer behind Van Der Kooij. Her collections blend modern femininity with nostalgia, in her own words a sophisticated rebellion in the form of quality, consciously made garments. A modern bowerbird, Tash’s approach is a curation of ideas. She delves into these concepts as fully as she can - researching and dissecting concepts until they adopt the forms of her garments.

Here we delve into the origins of her brand, how sustainability guides her process and what is feeding her creativity during this time of social distancing. 

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Autark designer Sophia McMahon on sustainability, personal style and feminine strength

Autark designer Sophia McMahon on sustainability, personal style and feminine strength
Meet Sophia McMahon, designer, director and creator of Adelaide based label Autark. After a career pivot Sophia entered the fashion industry with the intention of championing local production and celebrating natural fibres. Now her collections feature structural garments that have an inherent femininity, as she says- best described as ‘minimal maximalism’. Her clothes stand to be pieces that you will have in your wardrobe for many years to come, read on to find out how she came to create the collections and her take on style. Continue reading

Anisah Nasir on body positivity, the diversity of nature and our Zodiac Towel collaboration

Anisah Nasir on body positivity, the diversity of nature and our Zodiac Towel collaboration
Exuding elegance and juxtaposing confidence and vulnerability, Anisah’s signature nude figures are a refined celebration of the modern woman. Her celebration of imperfection and seeking beauty in diversity is exactly aligned with the vision of Public Figure so it made perfect sense to commission her work on our collaborative beach towel design. Continue reading