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Words and pictures by Ashleigh Bonica

There’s nothing a great knit can’t fix. When you have to battle an overcast morning that turns into a sunny afternoon here in Melbourne, layering knits and coats over summer pieces is the best way to create a practical trans-seasonal look. This edition’s Posing a Thread stars nailed it with their eclectic mix of colour, print and texture.

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4th year – Global Media and Communications

How would you describe your personal style?
I like to go for things that are comfortable, casual, but also soft and feminine. This changes when I’m dressing for an occasion though. For parties I like to go bling-bling.

What trend do you love?
I absolutely love the vintage trend, although it’s not always appropriate to wear for uni.

What’s your lust-have for autumn/winter?
I would love some more comfortable sweaters.

Who are your favourite designers?
I love this Chinese designer called Wei Wei Wang. She designs a lot of wedding gowns and is quite big in Hollywood—designing for awards shows and celebrities.

Where do you seek inspiration?
I love magazine spreads. I think they are something you can collect ideas from and they have this dream-like quality.

Do you have a go-to item in your wardrobe?
I have this small orange bag that’s quite simple but I always get compliments when I wear it. I love it because it makes me feel fashionable and confident.

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1st year – Arts

How would you describe your personal style?

I often end up just mixing things like my gym gear with what I call ‘legit’ clothes. So most of the time I either go for the naked look, like today, or the I.D.G.A.F.—I don’t give a fuck—look.

What trend do you love?
I love the monochrome look, with a pop of colour in an accessory. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, just wearing my plain white tee with a bright hot pink necklace.

What’s your lust-have for autumn/winter?
I’d really love a good winter coat or maybe a fur coat. And I’m also just on my way to buy these awesome slouchy drop waist pants from Bassike. I’ve been lusting after them for a while.

Who are your favourite designers?
Gorman, Bassike.

Where do you seek inspiration?
Definitely Instragram and street style. Otherwise mags are good too. Lately I’ve been reading Elle and Peppermint.

Do you have a go-to item in your wardrobe?
I live in plain Bonds tees. They are literally all I wear.

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Liam and Zoe

How would you describe your personal style?
Liam: Cheap (laughs)
Zoe: I’m a pretty dishevelled, top of the laundry basket kind of dresser. I do try to have a bit of fun with it though, mix up prints and patterns.

What trend do you hate?
Z: Those stupid foot-glove shoes that have the individual toe sections. I hate them passionately.

What’s your lust-have for autumn/winter?

L: Grey sweatshirts.
Z: A nice warm wool jacket.

Who are your favourite designers?
Z: I don’t really have one. I’m neither here nor there about labels.
L: I love Kmart. I got this sweatshirt there yesterday for $9.
Z: And he hasn’t taken it off since.
L: I think I’m going to buy another one.

Where do you seek inspiration?
L: I just go with whatever the kids are wearing. Damn kids are trendy these days.
Z: I actually really love Japanese fashion at the moment and looking at the way they clash prints.

Do you have a go-to item in your wardrobe?
L: Grey sweatshirts.
Z: Love a comfy knit, and black jeans. Can’t go past a good pair of black jeans. They go with everything.

 

Words by Laura Lamech

The trend on the streets (or the campus) was contrast over summer break. You’ll see a vibrant clashing of colours like fluoro orange and red with monochromatic outfits. Call it confidence or cleverness, these students sure know how to make a statement. Then there’s the effortless contrast of textures with leather and cotton.

Let’s hear what these students have to say when asked about their individual style.

Media_posing-a-thread-2_408x565Where do you like to shop? I guess at Gorman, online a lot, and at General Pants.

How would you describe your style? Sort of whatever’s on my floor I guess gets worn.

What things inspire you? I guess I like black and white, they’re probably my two favourite colours, and tan, tan accessories and black and white, so anything in that probably catches my eye.

Most coveted item currently in your wardrobe? Probably my bathing suit actually, it’s new, it’s got watermelons on it. I’m liking that a little bit.

What have you been wearing over the break? Lots of just white cotton sack dresses.

Do you think you’ll wear similar things at uni? Yeah, probably like boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt, unless it’s 40 degrees again!

Looks you love or hate? I’m a bit perplexed by that jelly shoe with the heel, I don’t know what’s going on there, I like the flat ones, but the heel’s a bit weird, I think that’s my quandary of the moment.

If you could predict the trends to come? I think crop tops seem to be making it back in, I don’t know what I think about them, but I’ve seen them with high waisted jeans. I think we’re going back like old school to what our mums used to wear.

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Where do you like to shop? I generally do it online actually, often from foreign labels.

How would you describe your style? Slightly preppy.

What do you look at for inspiration? I guess just what other people are wearing on the street.

Favourite item in your wardrobe at the moment? Probably some tight pants that I got online, they’re tan coloured.

Any trends you love or hate? Never liked jeans worn down below.