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been | The launch & pop up of Invis-Able

We meet one of New Zealand’s most unique fashion labels to launch this year… Introducing, Invis-Able, a label dedicated to making high quality, ‘topsy-turvy’ unisex garments full of fine details and hidden features.

Creator and designer, Marc Jun plays a game of ‘hide-and-seek’ with wearers, whilst creating a versatile garment.  Find hidden pockets and zips or buttons that connect to nowhere, removable sleeves, sweaters disguised as jackets, and trench coats that are reversible.  This is like the Winchester Mystery House… of fashion.

I had the pleasure of meeting Marc at his Auckland pop-up located in Ponsonby Central.

Q: Where did Invis-Able come from?

A: I wanted to create a New Zealand based clothing label that re-imagine and creates wearable unisex garments. My aim is to design with unique details to enhance the options and versatility of your wardrobe. My work is deeply inspired by invisible things in life such as one’s thoughts, feelings, words and experience; these are the things that define who we are, and we are all different. Invis-Able is an expression of the invisible, to make it or us Able to be seen, that’s where the name comes from.

Q: What is your current collection about?

A: ’What Fakes Me Happy’ started when I asked myself “What makes me happy?” And I quickly found that ‘things’ that often entertain us and make us happy are short term. Material items or meaningless relationships are satisfying at first but are costly to maintain, the initial happiness will wear away. Instant gratification for long term happiness is fake and unrealistic. I express this in the details and functionality of my garments and challenge the wearer’s “ideal reality”. Just like a playful game of ‘hide and seek’ – you will find all the unexpected features and hidden details. Invis-Able Fakes You Happy!

Q: Describe your aesthetics/style in a few words…

A:  Clean cut, refined, stand out multi-functional unisex wear.

Q: What is your colour palette?

A: Monotone – Black, greys and currently dark green.

Q: Who’s been your most influential designer?

A: Kris Van Assche

Q: What is the ‘must have’ out of your collection?

A: The reversible trench coat

Q: Describe the type of person who’d wear your clothing…

A: Young, 20’s to 30’s working professionals. People whom often transitions from work to going out and seeks trendy and versatile wear, suitable for day and night, serious or play.

Q: Name three celebrities you’d like to see wearing your brand…

A: G-Dragon (Big Bag), Kris Van Assche & ASAP Rocky

Q: Where do you imagine Invis-Able in 10 years?

A: I would love to see my brand everywhere in the world, a global brand.

Head along to Invis-Able’s pop up store to meet Marc and nab yourself 20% Off everything. Be quick, it ends this Sunday! Located opposite Bird On A Wire inside Ponsonby Central. Open from 9am till 6pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

|           www.invis-able.com           |           Invis-Able on Instagram           |

 

Five minutes with Caroline Miller

I caught up with Caroline Miller; the designer behind SophieBoxer to find out about her latest collection and her amazing new showroom in Auckland.  Here’s what she had to say:

What is SophieBoxer?  
SB is a seasonally designed range of 100% pure Mongolian cashmere. The collection includes cardis, jumpers, scarves and throws of varying weights for both, casual and smart, edgy and classic.  SB cashmere pieces really are luxury, limited edition investment pieces with individuality and style. Quality Cashmere is such a tactile, sensual product.

 Can you tell me more about the latest collection?
The collection is really a reflection of my own lifestyle, with styles like our chunky cable knit pullover to take you from weekend getaways lounging by an open fire to our lace knit sultry evening cardigan with chic 3/4 sleeves, to the classic tailored cardi for smart ‘work time’.  There is playfulness, sexiness, seriousness and edge – I think I’ve covered it all with this collection!

What was your inspiration behind it?
‘Love and happiness” – which ties back to my own life and lifestyle…

You’ve just launched a new showroom Auckland, what can you tell me about that?
We are so excited about our new SB Space – a highly creative, contemporary and dynamic retail environment that immediately stands out from other retail offerings in the area. The SB Space brings to life an iconic cultural location in the former bread factory. The opening of SB Space complements exciting new developments on the Osbourne St (in Newmarket, Auckland) fringe which includes café/wine bars, retail fashion, hair, makeup, stylists, nails – we have it all going on!

To find out more and see photographs from her collection and showroom launch in Auckland, click here.