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Emerging Australian designers partner with DreamWorks to create capsule collection with FirstThread

The Cat is out of the bag and with a bang.

Reminiscing and commemorating a century old iconic animated figure ‘Felix – The Cat’, First Thread an upcoming E-Tailer renowned for its new generation centric niche and quirky collaborations with leading fashion brands, brings a capsule collection in partnership with Dreamworks, featuring some of Australia’s most talented emerging designers.

The First Thread - DreamWorks - Mariam Seddiq - BT READ MORE

Tête-à-tête with Gontran Cherrier


Meeting Gontran Cherrier at his 27th artisanal entrepreneurial venture in Collingwood, his very first Café style Boulangerie around the world  was like bumping into an old friend, the extremely humble Cherrier was kind enough to personally share some of his most brilliant and exquisite culinary insights and delights ofcourse. READ MORE

15 Questions with Anja Rubik


At the age of 4 Anja Rubik fled with her family from the communist regime of her native country Poland. With her globetrotting family, she lived in Athens, Winnipeg, Umata (South Africa), Paris, Vienna, Deia, before choosing to move to New York, where she still resides. READ MORE

On the Verge of Global Styledom: CHARLOTTE BLAKENEY


Charlotte Blakeney is one of Australia’s most in-demand makeup artists. For almost 20 years she has worked her magic on covers, campaigns and countless celebrities. By Charlotte began as a side business: “I have always wanted to make women look and feel beautiful and I guess jewellery is another way of achieving this.” It’s now booming to the point where Blakeney is putting away her makeup brushes for good.


Exclusive Interview | Elie Saab – A Visionary Couturier


Abundance of sequins, laces, roses and other ethereal details – these are the prerogative of Elie Saab, a Lebanese fashion powerhouse and a visionary designer of his namesake label. The latest fragrance by Elie Saab, the eau de toilette Rose Couture is a fragrant homage to his dearest flower Rose, his love quite evident through recurring themes in his designs of rose and lush flower motifs.

On this occasion  L’Officiel rendezvoused with Saab on his most coveted latest fragrance Eau De Toilette Rose Couture, struggles, war,  his namesake label, and love for Lebanon.  

Trust me its nothing short of a Dream Sequence talking to this Undisputed King of Middle East Fashion. READ MORE

MBFWA Portraits: Local Heroes

The style identity of the nation lies not in its past but in its present. The fashion industry is a melting pot of AUSTRALIAN TALENT bringing rich views and diverse perspectives.

On the eve of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, L’Officiel meets the movers, shakers, achievers and influencers of our country.



Being Brahimi


A year is a long time in food. Cafés come and go; eating habits evolve in unpredictable directions; kale reaches official rock star status before everyone admits it tastes like damp cardboard. L’Officiel caught up with Guillaume Brahimi to find out how the past year has been for one of the country’s top chefs.


Rendezvous with Riccardo Tisci


Among the fashion moguls who dominate the churning wheel axis of  London-Paris-New York, Riccardo Tisci has established a new level of “the designer-celebrity” status.  Within ten years as head of Givenchy, he managed to turn his extravagant lifestyle and high profile friendships in to his personal brand. READ MORE

Paris in Rome: the looks

Catrinel Marlon

For the new CHANEL Métiers d’art collection inspired by French actresses and Italian cinema, Karl Lagerfeld chose a legendary place where all imaginary worlds and creative desires come together: the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. L’Officiel‘s Fashion Director, Megha Kapoor, picks her favourite looks from the magical night.


Viktor & Rolf

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A wilful pursuit of art over commerce and refusal to conform to the banalities of business has made Viktor & Rolf a rare breed in the fashion world: designers with the freedom to do things their way.