MX, Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Oscar’s threads will show why he’s a scooting star
Oscar Calvo is revved up for his summer ’08 collection launch tomorrow at Collingwood’s Bendigo Hotel. Vespa House and Olrik shoes jumped on board for models Bruce Summers (Scene) and Dominic O’Keefe (Academy Men) in this preview.
MX, 30 March 2005, Pg. 24
Oscar Calvo FASHION SQUARED
New designers are ready to make their mark in a series of fashion showcases at Federation Square.
Memo to fashion lovers: pencil in the last Thursday of every month for your Federation Square fashion fix. From tomorrow, the city’s cultural hub will hold a monthly fashion showcase – a parade and exhibition called Fashion @ Fed Square featuring Melbourne’s hottest new designers.
Each month has a different theme, with autumn offerings for our fickle weather kicking of the series. Look out for gothic and rave gear, race-day fashion and spunky knitwear in coming months.
Federation Square strategic planning manager Paul Byrne said the series was a great opportunity for new and emerging designers to present their ranges to the fashion-loving public. “We’re looking to uncover Melbourne fashion’s next big names, the next Gwendolynnes and Toni Maticevskis,” he said.
“When Australia Post releases another collection of stamps featuring fashion legends, we want the designers to remember they got their start wit us.” At $850 to be involved in the parade and exhibition, the showcase is a relatively cheap way to be part of a slick production with models, make-up artists, hairdressers and advertising provided.
Fashion from bridal gowns to beanies from four emerging rag traders will grace the catwalk at BMW Edge for the first showcase.
See the European stylings of Oscar Calvo’s self-titled menswear line, haute couture bridal and evening wear from Mel Anton and Hong Pham’s Izaro label, funky and chic womenswear from Amar by Kerri Raymond and Michael Adam, and Kylie Dennis and Kristen Sherlock’s super cool accessory and footwear line Orbit.
Calvo said the showcase heralded the launch of his five-year plan to open a boutique in Melbourne and be stocked around the country and internationally.