Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Hot Hot Hot in Berlin
Hotter in Melbourne?
The pace is picking up at Line Gallery, despite the heat.
To start off the blog, we want to tell you a little bit about the labels we are carrying.
Today's installment is about Claude Maus (www.claudemaus.com). Based out of Melbourne, Claude Maus has consistently been one of the most exciting labels in Australia since its founding.
A note about their origins (quoted from their Myspace):
Claude Maus was originally a pseudonym under which artist and graphic designer Rob Maniscalco exhibited art projects. Evolving into a fashion label in 1999, Claude Maus very quickly established Maniscalco as one of Australia's most dynamic and challenging fashion designers with his popular first collection. In 2003 Claude Maus won the L'Oreal Designer of the Year in both Men's and Women's categories.
The lady of the house here, Sam, used to work for Claude Maus in Melbourne and has stayed committed to them throughout the years. Rob, the designer and founder of the brand, continues to amaze us every season with his preemptive creativity and his ability to remain the leader of the pack while still keeping his eyes and ears open to the rest of the hounds.
The beautiful and often luxurious fabrics that he uses add to the overall exquisitness of the quality of the product. Each piece is as well made locally in Melbourne (travelled a long way to get to Berlin!)
Below are glimpses from their Autumn/Winter Collection. Take a look and we hope to see you at the shop soon...