Kakadu Traders

For nearly 40 years, Kakadu Traders Australia has been supplying tough, reliable outerwear products to over 50 countries around the world.  It all began several generations ago with Richard and Catherine Whillas (recognize the name?), who constructed their own oilskin cloth using a combination of waxes and oils found on the local land.  I love their leather hats and although their goods are known for their functionality and durability against the harsh Australian bush, they’ll look and do just fine in just about any setting. Very Acne-esque.

Malick Sidibé

We are huge fans of Malik Sidibé, a Malian photographer noted for his black-and-white portraits of pop culture and exuburent youth of the 50s and 60s in Bamako.  His portraits and documentary photography captured the unique atmosphere and vitality of an African capital during a cultural change in a postcolonial period. Sidibé’s images emanate so much power and have clearly become an influence to artists and designers today.

(images from here )

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