Flare Street Blog
We came across Jas's amazing throwback graphic design work a while back on Instagram. Naturally, when it came to designing a print for our next collection and Fashion Week, she was the first girl we called about bringing our vision to life.
We were already on the same wave length of good tunes, flares and 70's earthy tones so constructing this print went along the lines of "Wow, you nailed it in one go!!"
If you haven't seen her work, follow the links below and delve into her magical world of celestial dreams and art deco inspired pieces.
We had a chat about her work, inspirations and our exclusive designs and wanted to share it with you all!
What is your favourite music genre?
I am a massive sucker for old rock and roll. Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin. I’m eternally in awe of things out of the 70’s.
Where did you get the inspiration for this print from?
This particular print was inspired directly from the legendary artist, Peter Max. All things stars and rainbows, how could you ever top that!?
What is your routine as an artist?
First, I like to get a vibe of my clients - whether it’s a brand, band or small vintage shop. We chat back and forth with them until I know their direction. I've always been an early riser so I seem to work best in the morning, 6 am till midday when everything is fresh. I seem to slow down in the afternoon and save that time for when I’m not as creatively inspired and use it to pack my orders of prints and update my website.
What outfit would you wear on stage if you got the chance to boogie up there? Would it be different from your daily outfit?
My daily outfits align a lot with my work: 70’s everything, flares and earthy browns and oranges. If I had to take to the stage it would be all of the above… Flares and leather tassels everywhere!
If you could describe your first impression of our flares in one word, what would it be?
And if you haven't already checked them out, the designs on our Dhana Dreams and Azura flares can be found in our Cosmic Velvet range here!
*Images sourced from www.harleyandj.com *
Corina Alulquoy Brown of Wild & Free Jewelry, the goddess of fairy crowns and Queen of Californian sunsets! We've followed this lovely lady on Instagram for a few years now, always inspired by the way she shares her creativity with the rest of the world - through her styling ways, dreamy photography, collaborations as well as the jewels and crowns that she makes.
Scroll down to see some beautiful images of Cornia in our Hendrix Nights Flares in Golden Moon. What an amazing lady, image and just check out that sunset!
Inspired by the ocean, wildlife, and Native American culture, Corina focuses on creating a community and world that emphasises confidence, happiness, and living wild and free.
We had such a blast at our Cosmic Velvet Launch Party in Bushwick, NYC! Surrounded by beautiful flare-lovers, our gallery space was decked out in our Cosmic Velvet Collection with champagne flowing on the balmy New York night.
For all you Melbourne based babes, we're having a Flare Street Party at our studio in November!! Find the event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/305176763295280/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
Check out our Party pics below, captured by a wonderful NYC based photographer, Noël McGrath.
Gorgeous Deb in our Biba Flares!
Beaded trimmings on our Dhana Dreams Flares in Cotton Candy
And some Polaroids!!
What a fun night! Join our mail list and FB page for our Melbourne event in November 2017!
Here are the full images as the girls rocked the catwalk at NYFW. Up close pics of our new Cosmic Velvet fabrics snapped by professional photographers for Getty Images as the girls moved and grooved in our new collection.
We'd love talking about our fabrics, printing ethics and inspiration so have a read as we explain the details of these Flare Street pieces as you scroll.
For the last few years, all we've had in our mind is to create a Peter Max inspired velvet dream. We worked with Jas from Harley & J to bring this dream to life, mixing the Peter Max iconic sun motif with Jas' unique celestial prints. As a nod to the late 60's we chose a bright, psychedelic colour palette (our Astro Blue colourway), for the 70's a Terra Nova Rust and a modern day take of Cotton Candy pinks.
Our classic Azura Flares are a staple for the flare-lovers out there. Seen here with delicate fringe details and a matching high neck top, this print is featured in the Dhana Dreams print and their colourways match too. We added fringing for the show but message us if you'd like a custom order, they add extra length and extra glam!
Our Hendrix Night's flares feature a very, very special Moon Lady motif. Hand drawn by Nik's talented sister, Shell, she sparkles brightly between a falling galaxy of twinkling stars. Our Moon Lady embodies power, independence and encourages you to dream big and reach for those stars. She's alluring, calming and nurturing and inspired by the latest tattoo that designer, Nik, created.
Hand patchworked wide-leg flares. These beauties are authentic patchwork, taking 24 hours to make. We hand-cut each velvet piece, ensured the colours ran the right way, placed the pieces perfectly, sewed the panels and then turned them into our latest design of wide-leg flares!
The runway at the end of the show featuring all our Cosmic Velvet designs and wonderful models.
Nik hand made this chain belt in the NYC garment district a few days before the show.
All of these velvet fabrics are commissioned pieces of artwork making them so, so unique. We work with a sustainable printed in Sydney and sew all our garments in Melbourne.
Have a read about our fabric printing on our product pages of any Cosmic Velvet piece.
Front row ladies!
Rhyme in our Azura Flares in Terra Nove
Designer, Nik Shimmin, in a custom French Lace Flare set
For a full album of the show head to Getty Images here or have a peak at the film recording of the runway show here:
We captured some of the backstage magic at the NYFW show, snapping Polaroids from our 600-Type 70's instant camera. The NYFW models looked so fabulous, decked out in our new Cosmic Velvet collection. A collection full of colour, velvet and celestials dreams. Check out the images below and shop the collection here!
Show by Fashion Palette
Hair by: Davroe
Makeup by: Alison Jade Cosmetics
Watch the whole show here!!
We wanted to take you on a journey through our New York Fashion Week adventure, it was an absolute whirlwind! With the fittings beginning 4 days before the show in a Midtown high rise overlooking 7th avenue, we met the wonderful models that would be wearing our new Cosmic Velvet Collection.
The next few days were full of stitching on our trimming: sequinned gold stars, magenta & turquoise fringing and golden beads. And then it was runway time!! Check out our next blog post for the behind the scenes at the runway!