Later on today I’m jetting off to Australia for three weeks on a well deserved break (it’s the first time I’ve had more than a week off in one go for about seven years). Anyway, whilst I’m out there I’ll be doing a bit of shopping (window shopping, obviously), checking out stores like One of a kind and Incu and generally seeing what the place has to offer. One brand I’m looking forward to seeing whilst I’m over there is Vanishing Elephant.
Vanishing Elephant is a Sydney-based Menswear brand designed by three friends – Felix Chan, Huw Bennett and Arran Russell. All three have had experience in the industry prior to starting their own label – Chan was a buyer for Incu, Bennett had his own sales agency and Russell was as an Art Director for Maharashi. So the guys were experienced enough to go it alone, which they did starting Vanishing Elephant back in 2008.
What they’ve managed to produce are collections of very wearable, simple menswear that also have plenty of interest within them. From the fabrics and patterns to the cuts and shapes, nothing is particularly out there but neither is it bland, it’s just, well, good.
In terms of stand-out pieces I honestly think that everything looks great and I’m liking the styling that’s been done to each look. The navy jumper with white stripes is something you could wear with whatever you owned and it’d look ace, same with the red and white large stripe jumper above it. The shirting is simple but looks great (the patterned one in the second to last image being my favourite of the lot). Then the green coat, suiting, shorts, those striped chinos – they’re all wicked pieces of clothing too.
All of the above shots are from their upcoming ‘Them Old Cotton Fields’ collection, so it won’t be available when I’m over there unfortunately. I can’t wait to see what is though and I reckon it’ll be hard not to purchase at least a few pieces from them…
If you want more information on the brand, or to find a stockist near you have a look at their website here: Vanishing Elephant.