I kind of want to take a trip into the mind of Brisbane-based designer of Soot, Edwina Sinclair. I kind of want to take a trip into the mind of Edwina Sinclair because someone who can base a fully realised women's fashion collection on the Michelin Man and Bananas in Pyjamas must just operate on an entirely different level – read: higher – than the rest of us.
For winter 2014, Edwina has taken those aforementioned inspirations and turned them into a set of swing dresses, coats and jumpsuits. While you can see the references in the pastel colour palette and blue-and-white stripes, it's pretty impressive that these pieces are not only the kind of thing that women would actually wear, but the kind of thing that super rad, fashion-forward women really really want to wear.
Another awesome thing about Soot's winter 2015 collection is that the knitwear pieces are handmade by Edwina from natural fibres.
All of Edwina's unique experience was recently recognised by GOMA (Queensland Gallery of Modern Art), when she spoke at Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, as a local representative who has broken ground in the field of design. 100% deserved, we say.
Soot's winter 2015 collection will start dropping into stores from February 2015.
Subscribe to our e-newsletter for news you want, fashion you like and opinions to share.