Name: Fay Ogunbadejo (on right)
Twitter handle: @_KAHLO_
Where do you live?
Describe your personal style:
I love to wear simple, well made garments. No prints and no fuss!
What style advice would you share with others?
Always dress for yourself, never for anyone else.
What book are you currently reading or want to read?
I’m currently re-reading Just Kids by Patti Smith. This book was the inspiration for our F/W 12 collection.
Neild Avenue in Sydney.
Andaz West Hollywood. They really look after us there!
Favorite thing you own?
My tiny and very old dog, Gypsy.
4th and Bleeker. Alex is a friend of ours—we love her style.
Best thing you ever ate in NYC?
A simple onion bagel with cream cheese. It was amazing, we don’t get bagels like that in Australia!
Do you have any side hustles or hobbies that you engage in on top of your primary job?
I used to be a pediatric nurse and now in my spare time I look after kids.
What are you listening to these days?
Softwar – an Australian house music duo signed to Modular Records.
Did you do anything fun this summer?
It is currently winter in Australia and is freezing so I have not left the house.
What are the overall key influences for SS13?
KAHLO’s SS13 collection was inspired by the artworks of Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton and her intricate and meticulous technique. Focusing intensely on the quality of the fabrics and process of houw the garments are made, both Del Kathryn Barton’s artwork and KAHLO’s collection reflect femininity, power, and strength and show a dedication to perfection.
What are some key colors, fabrics, and items?
Echoing Barton’s dreamlike palette, colours of washed blueberry, avocado, mushroom, white, grey marl, olive, nude, black, charcoal, tan, and tangerine are used throughout the collection, marking the label’s first foray into brights.
In this collection we explored perforated leather. It is such a time consuming and intricate process to perforate every skin of leather prior to production but the end result is worth it.
We want to become known as the go-to label for amazing, quality leather pieces and with techniques such as perforating, we offer unique garments that fill a gap in the market for high-end, timeless pieces. Our leather pieces are individually hand-made in Australia and I think our customers really appreciate that.
What’s new for your brand for SS13?
KAHLO is collaborating with a well-known Australian shoe brand which is an amazing new experience. We are also in the early stages of planning our show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013.
We are proud of how far KAHLO has come in the last year. There are many more potential opportunities that will present themselves in the future and we are excited and eagerly anticipating new experiences that will help us grow, learn, and develop.