|My girlfriend Felicia Hasibuan and I with Saveus designers: Karima Hazim & Jarred Baker.|
(Cropped bustier - from Tattoo, Faux fur vest - from Sportsgirl, Skirt - by Paper Heart, Chunky chain choker - by Lia Maria, Smooth gold cuffs - from ASOS, Patent faux snake skin clutch - Thrifted Vintage, Platforms - from Rubi Shoes)
Last Thursday night, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to attend the launch of Saveus’s (www.saveus.com.au) Autumn/Winter 2012 ‘Everything, nothing’ collection, which was located downstairs at 100 Squared in Westfield’s Flagship Pitt street Mall. A night of fashion filled fun, enjoying complimentary bubbly’s and canapes with over 300 other VIP guests attending on the night from industry guests, to fashion bloggers and fashionistas all united together for the exciting event.
It was lovely to have a brief chit chat with Saveus designers Karima Hazim and Jarred Baker about their collection. Both very genuinely down-to-earth and excited individuals over their first public launch! Other than the impeccable modern, simplistic designs of their beautiful collection, my particular interests were glued on Saveus’s design inspirations being adopted from ‘Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’. My admiration and fascination with the foundations for their designs taken from my cultural roots provoked me to question and further discuss with them as to what it was about Vietnam that had inspired their initial collection. After a brief chat with Karima, she hilariously reinstates ‘I’m not just one of those Pho loving tourists’ and then elaborated on her new found love for the Vietnamese culture during her visit there with design partner Jarred, as he further describes the experience to be massive ‘cultural shock’.
“Saveus collections are designed to function as a complete wardrobe while presenting standout individual pieces; a reflection of the modern, multi dimensional woman.”
I want to thank my girlfriend Felicia Hasibuan for the VIP invitation. And for a brief time only for the next few weeks, Saveus’s latest collection can be found from their pop-up space, located on the 100 square ground level in Sydney’s Westfield Pitt street Mall. Be sure to look out for their unique, giant illuminated prism which you cannot mistakenly miss!