Hi folks! If you’re lucky enough to have a few stylin’ little guys living in your household, I’m certain that today’s post will put a little twinkle in your eye. I was thrilled this week to have the opportunity to road test a Vintage Hipster Cardi from the Furious Kingston collection. I’m also excited to share a sneak peek at the Autumn Winter 2012 collection.
There’s a ton of things to love about the Vintage Hipster Cardi. It’s exceptionally well made, with quality workmanship and old school tailoring. It’s a mid weight cardi which makes it great over a tee in Autumn, or layered with a button up shirt or long sleeved tee for winter. Each cardi is handmade from the highest quality up-cycled wool and cotton knits, with feature panels in tonal prints.
However, let’s be completely honest… the reason I love it so much is that it’s just so freaking cool! We paired our hipster cardi with a plain white tee, greaser jeans, and a pair of slip on vans. Let’s put it this way, Dad was jealous.
Furious Kingston was launched in mid 2010 and has been gathering a loyal fan base ever since. A creative project of Jim and Cherry, a duo with 20 years combined experience in fashion, design & marketing, Furious Kingston is an expression of an obsession with retro styling and awesome threads.
It all began after the birth of little Kingston (a.k.a. The King), and the subsequent realisation that there was a huge void within the Australian clothing industry for unique and stylish boyswear. Cherry resolved this dilemma by creating clothing for Kingston herself out of the ever expanding sewing room of their Melbourne house.
Cherry explains…”It was only after it became a daily experience to be stopped and asked “where did you get that?” by strangers that the decision was made to create the label”… and we’re so glad she did!
The Verdict… Vintage. Hipster. Heaven!
Cherry is Mum to Master Kingston Indiana Godzilla who has just turned three. She is heavily inspired by vintage menswear from an era when men were men, and everyone dressed well. She also draws inspiration from her favourite illustrators and artists. Lastly, she has an amazing knack for choosing fabrics and designing outfits that celebrate rockabilly flair and bring back the “handsome” in boys clothing.
Here’s three fascinating facts about Ms Cherry…
I can write and draw with my left hand almost as well as with my right. I play roller derby with the Victorian Roller Derby League (although I’ve been away from training due to cracking my ribs twice in succession). I am a proud aspie.
Furious Kingston make hip clothing for little boys aged 1 – 6 years. Cherry and Jim are currently working on their Autumn Winter 2012 collection which promises to their best yet. It will be launched in mid-February, and here is a little taste of what you can expect!