Naked Magazine and The Great Beyond Launch
Holly Taylor | On 24, Mar 2015
Naked Magazine and The Great Beyond have launched, with a night of bamboo fashion, coconut cocktails, a lot of greenery and great company.
Naked Magazine run by the Undress Runways team, and The Great Beyond fashion label of Aicha Robertson and Nick Azar launched on Thursday night at rooftop bar Up on Constance. Although Naked Magazine launched in October at the Undress Brisbane show, the team felt that they didn’t give it the send off that it deserved. Undress Brisbane is a fashion show that showcases sustainable designers and clothing labels. Edda Hamar, director of Undress, said it was a great way to celebrate sustainability but they still needed people to be aware of the bigger issues.
Naked magazine is this platform, for releasing information about sustainable fashion – and the role designers, garment workers and consumers all have in creating a sustainable environment. The magazine is a voice for the social and environmental affects that the world of fashion is having. The first edition was distributed on the night, with the second edition to be released in April. It is a free magazine which you can pick up at cafes and other cultural hubs.Â After having a read of it, you will definitely not only feel inspired to be more proactive with your consumer choices, but also more aware of the labels that are doing things right.
One of these labels is The Great Beyond, using bamboo as their fabric choice creates a less impacting footprint on the environment. After six months running, the label was also launched at the event. Being a massive fan of the silhouettes and simplicity of their designs, it’s great to see how well Aicha and Nick are doing in their pursuit for fashion sustainability. They provide high quality basics in a range of tran seasonal colours, and their latest announcement that 10% of proceeds will be donated to Free The Bears, gives us all the more reason to get our hands on a few pieces.
The launch was a lot of fun, but also a testament to two Brisbane startups being passionate and determined in making a difference in an industry that can sometimes overlook the bigger issues. Undress Runways will again take place later this year, and we look forward to learning more about sustainable fashion, and watching both Naked Magazine and The Great Beyond’s success manifest.
Photo Credit: John Pryke Photography