We LOVE Limedrop. Nicky D and I have been tracking their progress for a few years now, from their early days in Melbourne to their recent success overseas and in Oz and their beautiful runway shows at various fashion weeks around the nation. Their new The Adventure Concept Store opened on level 1 of GPO Melbourne on March 16 for a 3 month journey, so we dropped in to check out opening night.
Clea and Nathan are the masters at springing a pop up shop on us all after first opening in GPO a few years ago with the Far from Home store in 2009, followed by The Greenhouse pop-up shop Melbourne Central in 2010. Their first Sydney concept store Calypso was a tropical oasis in the Grand Social’s Edition store in October 2011. They also joined Nicky D in her Southern State of Mind popup 1 night Designer Showcase Charity fiesta in December 2011. This store has a Traveller inspired design concept, raw wood finishes, vintage suitcases and stamp collections, South American handcrafts and rugs, and fiesta inspired colour injections.
Autumn Winter 2012 The Adventure collection features tasty dusky desert hues of bronze and burnt wood, spicy cherry, teal and cobalt. The Ikat-Aztec inspired digital prints (Starsky print Keyhole top and mens Blazer pictured below…note the painfully handsome male model) conjure images of American countryside and night skies on the road and the travellin theme rolls on with plaid pieces reminiscent of classic lumberjack shirting. The Lumber Tail dress has a cloak like silhouette which is always a favourite for me, love me a good cape and cannot get enough in my closet. Limedrop’s new Elle De collection of super soft underwear is also instore, so we needn’t be nude under their sheer pieces.
Oh, and the floral headpieces are so festive they make us wanna dance the Salsa, the Rhumba, the Cha Cha, all 3, whatever, gotta go get us some: Brights for Nicky D, Black for me….