Showcasing their designs in the flashest store in Rundle Mall, 202 Collective Boutique, who believes in slow fashion has collaborated with a few other designers such as Shayne Brook the Label, Dark Thorn the Clothing and the very enticing swimwear by Mara Swimwear Australia, to bring out the most elegant outfit for everyday lifestyle. Be it for work meeting, brunch with friends or a night out, you can find all options here for all sizes too. Showcasing plenty of style from fancy dress pants and vivid vibe jackets to their accessories such as neck colars and ivory sleeves (personal favourite right here) to perfect the look.
The two main pioneers that made this dream come true are the talented Colleen Stewart (you can find her collection under the name of Addison Ash) and Shiva Novinfar, using her own name for her brand. They are working together to create something elegant and graceful with added freedom of choice bound only by your imagination on how to mix and match with accessories such as the gorgeous shoes from Annalisa Lippis made in Italy, unique earings from Found Form by Simon Lownsborough and local SA produced handbags from Mimi & Coco that would certainly complement the look of any outfit. Basically when you shop, be ready to indulge in a whole new look because everything seems to compliment everything else so well. It is fun, it is exciting and you leave feeling like a (better) brand new person.
The opening launch organised by Renew Adelaide started at 5pm with a beautiful wine choice from The Lindsay Wine Estate and Hawkers Beer as well as a gorgeous grazing platter made with love by Amuse La Bouche whom made the launch intimate with a friendlier atmosphere. By 6pm we were all excited to see the models strut down the catwalk wearing the designers collections. Danielle Rabah from Style Unicorn styled all the runway outfits and made the unimaginable worked beautifully and effortlessly.
202 Collective Boutique is also offering Freestyle Sewing and Pattern Making courses which will happen weekly, lead by Colleen Stewart. Even if you have no idea but are very passionate about it, there is a beginners class designed to teach you how to use the machine and overlocker to make your very own item. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
Words by Dee Pene from Adelaide Food Authority
WHERE: First Floor, Adelaide Central Plaza, 100 Rundle Mall, Adelaide