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.
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.
Are you guys as excited as I am for tonight’s season premiere of Mad Men? Can you imagine Betty and Joan flipping through these ads while reading their monthly issues of Mademoiselle and Vogue? Perhaps we can even pretend that some of these were created by guys behind the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Agency.