You may have noticed that a few things have changed recently on our website, the first of which is the addition of our brand-spanking-new online store! We've heard your wishes to be able to support us from afar, so we're delighted to bring you some favourites from our range, including our signature print silk dresses and tops, Tabitha Cambodia silk beads, and a little something new in the form of A5 notebooks!
We've also included a digital gift voucher - which can be redeemed both in-store or online - so you can give someone the 'gift of choosing' from our great range for themselves!
We'd love you to let us know what you think of the website update, as we're constantly seeking to improve and broaden our online presence for the benefit of our supporters, new and current.
A fashion campaign with a difference...
The Social Outfit is always seeking to learn from experts in the fields of fashion, design and beyond, as we develop our creative community work. We're very grateful that since our humble beginnings, we've had so many wonderful opportunities for these kind of highly-rewarding collaborations. As such, we are thrilled to share with you our latest campaign, produced by photographer Byron Spencer and stylist Peter Simon Phillips.
Byron's imagery has been featured in publications like Vogue Italia, Dazed and Confused, Nylon, Oyster, Yen, Grazia and Vogue Australia and also a recent solo exhibition. His work has a spark of playfulness that is often contrasted with undertones of emotive storytelling.
Peter is a freelance stylist and creative director working across print and motion campaigns, editorial, portrait, celebrity, runway and costume. His diverse list of clients ranges from Hermes to Westfield to the Sydney Dance Company. Peter has previously worked as the senior fashion editor at InStyle Magazine, and the fashion editor at Grazia Australia.
The Social Outfit worked closely with Peter, Byron, the talented members of our team, and some of Australia's brightest modelling talent to bring you a truly comprehensive photographic series of our fashion label and team. As always, we're about celebrating the skills and creative vision of talented people from our refugee and new migrant communities.
We are thrilled with how these images capture the spirit of The Social Outfit - one of diversity, unending creative energy and social connection - and we hope you love them just as much as we do!
Attending and working alongside Peter and Byron at the photoshoot was an amazing opportunity for our team to be involved in. The makers watched as the clothes they had designed and made in the previous weeks were styled and photographed in innovative ways and on professional models.
Sewing technician Naw Esther said about her experience:
"At first I was nervous as I didn't know how to pose for the photos, and that's why I kept laughing! As the day went on I relaxed more and really enjoyed it."
All the people giving their time on the day loved hearing more about our work, too. Since then, we've all been excitedly discussing new inspiration and design ideas, which is why these collaborations are so beneficial for all involved.
These pictures are just a taste of what's to come, and we can't wait to bring you more of the unique, colourful imagery this fabulous creative partnership resulted in. A heartfelt thanks to all involved for lending your expertise as we develop and grow. A special THANK YOU to the following people who helped make it all happen:
Byron SpencerPeter Simon PhillipsAmy LowThe Social Outfit teamStudio 501Claire Thomson using M.A.C. CosmeticsPete Lennon using R + Co productsTaylor JamesYaya @ ChicYifan and Marcus @ Priscilla'sCharlee and Casey @ IMGJonno Revanche & SwinnyDresden OpticsSenso
Thanks for your support, and we can't wait to see you soon!
x The Social Outfit