Thursday, 4 October 2007

What's up Skippy?

This Summer, expect a visit from our most treasured national icon ‘Skippy’…

When cult Brit/Oz label ANT!PODiUM asked their friends at international design collective Rinzen to put a size zero spin on the herbivorous marsupial ‘Skippy’ for a London Fashion Week tote they couldn't waif for the results. Nor it seems could British fashion's big wigs. More than 800 were snapped up within hours…

Not wanting to deny their Australian fans, the enterprising trio behind the ANT!PODiUM label have released limited editions of their unisex Bit on the Side tank (RRP $79), Stretch Your Inclination tee (RRP $89) and Size Matters tote (RRP $149, pictured above) emblazoned with the darkly svelte character affectionately termed ‘Dead Skippy’.

Available at Fat, Alice Euphemia, Alfies Friend Rolfe and

Social Spree

Pop into bright colours and dress your way into Spring with snappy styles from the Limited Edition Metalicus Social Spree collection. This limited edition range of minimalist dresses from Metalicus is a welcome addition to their fashion bodywear basics and has been designed for party fun and festive soirees. Step out during the warmer seasons to turn heads in bold cuts and colours in these easy to wear Metalicus dress styles.

Metalicus Social Spree dresses are instantly classic with a wearable and feminine twist. The ‘Get Back to It’ dress (pictured above) drapes down the back for a sleek sexy look, while ‘Polished Up’ is pretty, preppy and effortless, ‘Garden Party’ flows and frills while the Tuxedo Halter is a sophisticated cut that commands attention. Complimented by the ‘Cover Up’ cardi all pieces come in the Metalicus signature two-way stretch cotton fabric for ultimate comfort. The colour palette packs a punch and is reminiscent of Warhol days with Pop Art brights of mistletoe green, hot punch pink, cobalt blueberry, holly red and classic hues of gun metal grey and black.

The Metalicus Social Spree dress collection is in store now, available from Metalicus retail stores (Melbourne’s GPO, Chadstone and Bondi), selected stockists and on-line at the Metalicus website.