Fans of forward-thinking Melbourne label Trimapee could well be beside themselves excited about founding duo Mario-Luca Carlucci and Peter Strateas' new label, the eponymously titled Strateas.Carlucci. Like Trimapee the new label is inherently from 'Melboing', as our friend Eden Mulholland calls his current home, but in reality sits somewhere between Antwerp and the aesthetic espoused for decades now by Rei Kawakubo's inimitable Comme Des Garcons. A sense of androgyny is at the forefront of the pair's design direction with a label that steps up a level or two in terms of design, delivery and positioning. That the very first Strateas.Carlucci collection, shown here, has been picked up by Parisian sales gallery Stealth Project strongly reflects that the future for the label is as international as it is exciting. Particularly pertinent from our point of view is that the duo have used one of the all time great Black magazine models, Dan Zyzis at FRM. Dan, you are looking better than ever!
Photography: Ribal & Gill at Superteam Studios. model: Dan Zyzis at FRM, hair: Jamie & Dani at Xiang Hiar, make-up:Shella Ruby