The Edgy Australian Label We're Obsessed With: KAHLO
Though the label veers away from its namesake’s eclectic, colourful sensibilities, the S/S 13 collection--brimming with sharply tailored silhouettes like slick leather dresses and pencil skirts--does exemplify the painter’s strong, androgynous aesthetic. Founders Rachelle Sinclair and Fay Ogunbadejo’s affinity for strict, clean lines, lustrous textures, and a streamlined philosophy results in pieces that are elegant, simple, and, true to so many Australian brands, ultimately wearable. Click through our slideshow to learn more about this Line We Love and shop our favourite pieces! Plus, you’ll want to check out the Rachael Taylor-directed video, “Francesca, Francesca,” featuring KAHLO’s latest collection and starring our new girl crush Hanna Mangan-Lawrence.
Listless Leather Skirt ($150) in Grey
Allover perforations lend this streamlined skirt a decidedly sportif spin. Play up the athletic-inspired vibe by wearing it with a leather baseball cap and white tee.
Stiff Tee ($190) in Black
Balance the stiff, structured fit of this boatneck top with a feminine, pleated skirt.
Wanton Playsuit ($50)
This itty-itty one-piece smacks of youthful charm, so wear it with ankle-strap heels for instant allure.
Dialogue Shirt ($250)
At first glance, this is a beautifully made, classic white button-down, but KAHLO’s exaggerated cuffs make this top a truly outstanding addition to your repertoire.
Arcadian Silk Tee ($190, available in Black) in Navy
This silk tee is extraordinarily versatile and lends a luxe element to everything from skinny jeans to leather minis.
Alchemy Bomber Jacket ($160)
This zip-up jacket gets a little edge thanks to leather-trimmed collar. Layer it over a simple t-shirt to give your look some polish.
Arresting Leather Dress ($585)
The little black dress gets a contemporary makeover in lustrous leather. Stay true to the label’s aesthetic by teaming it with nothing but pointy-toe heels.
Regal Shorts ($145) in Tangerine
We love the slightly slouchy shape of these vibrant shorts. Wear them with a fitted tank and gladiator sandals for a boardwalk stroll this summer.