These past few days I’ve been learning and reporting from Fashion Exposed, Melbourne’s annual fashion trade event hosted at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It’s been a great privilege to hear fashion insiders talk about exciting trends occurring in the digital space, interesting consumer behaviour, alluring key trends for Autumn/Winter 12/13, and to meet new designers!

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One Melbourne label I’m became besotted with is A Part of Me, the winner of Debut‘s Best Apparel Award. Melbourne designed and made, by Kate Brook (who looks exactly like a friend of mine) and Kajsa Kvernmo, their sweet collection is not only adorable, wearable, sustainable, but it is a cut above. The perfect balance of childlike innocence and masterful tailoring, A Part of Me consists of modern silhouettes in exquisite shapes, luxurious fabrics and rich autumn palettes. Think structured shift dresses, silk button-up shirts, felted tops in wool and silk, pleated leather skater skirts, and my favourite, the black leather shirt. I chat to the designers about the origins of A Part of Me and their collection. (This is my first ever video interview, so I apologize beforehand for 1)my Left index being in the way 2)my incessant verbal agreements and 3)uncontrollable giggles). Enjoy!

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Check out A Part of Me and their blog here!