BLAIR ARCHIBALD

VOGUE Australia - - VIEWPOINT -

“It’s a lit­tle like that feel­ing when you’ve grad­u­ated high school; you’ve pushed and ex­hausted your­self to get ev­ery­thing done and once it’s over you’re in this par­al­lel state,” says Blair Archibald who, if he was back in school, would be your deep-think­ing class­mate, dili­gently work­ing at the back, though cog­i­tat­ing solutions to fashion’s ma­jor prob­lems, in­clud­ing its en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts. “I started my brand to ed­u­cate clients on the fun­da­men­tals of what goes into a gar­ment: the en­gi­neer­ing, the pre­ci­sion, the sup­ply chain.” It plays out in his award-win­ning cloth­ing from the five-year-old la­bel: uni­sex, overblown tai­lor­ing with a hint of Amer­i­can Gigolo- era Ar­mani slouch, made from re-used fab­ric waste. Is it a won­der then, the muses he prizes for their minds and “thought pro­cesses”? “Ma­rina Abramović and Ed­ward de Bono; peo­ple with un­com­pro­mis­ing style.” Blair Archibald coat, $610, cov­er­alls, $900, and top, $280. Dr. Marten boots, $249; Blair Archibald jacket, $650, shorts, $350, and shoes, $740; Blair Archibald jacket, $1,200. Run­ning Bare shorts, $65. Dr. Marten boots, $249; Blair Archibald jacket, $720, top, $320, pants, $420, and shoes, $740.

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