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A new sleep­wear range made for loung­ing around in New sleep­wear brand Gen­eral Sleep is all about con­tin­u­ing that Sun­day feel­ing into the rest of the week. The range in­cludes these fetch­ing night­shirts and is made from sus­tain­ably sourced, hand-wo­ven cott

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Where do you work?

I’m the store man­ager at Top­man (203 Queen Street). ———

What takes up most of your time at work?

En­gag­ing with the cus­tomers and my team. ———

Do you have any crazy sto­ries from work­ing at Top­man?

There’s an on­go­ing joke among the team that there’s a ghost in our build­ing – we blame ev­ery­thing on the ghost. ———

What’s your favourite piece in store at the mo­ment?

My new two-toned denim jacket! I’m ob­sessed. ———

Where do you like to shop for clothes?

Top­man clearly, but I also love Vans and Doc Martens shoes. ———

If money was no ob­ject, what would you go out and buy tomorrow?

So many pairs of sneak­ers! ———

What are some fash­ion trends you’re em­brac­ing?

Cropped trousers and tuck­ing in all my shirts. ———

Where do you get your fash­ion in­spi­ra­tion from?

In­sta­gram – but our brand is very di­rec­tional so I get in­spi­ra­tion from work! ———

Do you read any fash­ion blogs or mag­a­zines?

Nick Wooster’s blog on Tum­blr. ———

Is there any­thing you would never wear?

Red – it’s just not my colour. ———

Who are your key cus­tomers at Top­man?

Peo­ple who want to stand out! We get all types: from stu­dents to of­fice work­ers, to full-on wed­ding par­ties. ———

What accessory or item of cloth­ing does ev­ery­one need?

A denim jacket or a tar­tan shirt, or both. ———

Whose style do you ad­mire and why?

@suit­ed_­man – I love dap­per and over-the-top tai­lor­ing. ———

How would you de­fine good style?

Guys who care about fit and de­tails. Also, peo­ple who are com­fort­able be­ing dif­fer­ent.

Tex­tile talk

Penny Sage’s lat­est range, ‘DIV­ING’, has ar­rived. We caught up with tex­tile de­signer Marta Katarzyna Buda who cre­ated the be­spoke print for the au­tumn/win­ter 2017 col­lec­tion.

How long have you been cre­at­ing prints for Penny Sage? What do you en­joy most about the col­lab­o­ra­tion?

I de­signed prints for the last four col­lec­tions.

The trust and free­dom Kate [Me­gaw, the de­signer] gives me is some­thing I value above all else. Be­cause of this, I can look at the work I’ve done for Penny Sage and see my­self re­flected in it. Of course, the ul­ti­mate re­ward is see­ing the beau­ti­ful clothes that are made out of the fab­ric. Can you tell us about the print? The pat­tern is made up of a se­ries of large paint­ings I did of fruit com­po­si­tions, namely: ap­ples, pears, lemons and bananas. It is a one-colour screen­print that is avail­able in ei­ther silk or cot­ton styles. How did you come up with this print? Kate had men­tioned she was feel­ing in­spired by the cult dystopian movie Soy­lent Green. The movie is set in a world where food is scarce and the only thing most peo­ple eat is a ra­tion of pro­cessed, coloured wafers. The very rich are the only ones able to af­ford rare lux­u­ries such as fruit. I had al­ready painted a se­ries of these large ges­tu­ral fruit and thought they would be an ap­pro­pri­ate nod to the film. What are you work­ing on at the mo­ment? I’m cur­rently busy with my own prac­tice, which is mak­ing hand-wo­ven bags. Sea NY Ex­ploded Eyelet tank $495, from Muse. Palm comb in light wood, $69, from San­sceu­ti­cals. Bibi shorts, $169, from Ruby. Heart Won­der ring by Sa­man­tha Wills, $162, from The Iconic. Dali heels in of­fwhite, $375, from Karen Walker.

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