they come from the land down under

Australia is known for killer waves and killer barbecue, but lately the land down under has entered our radar for something else pretty killer: fashion. Fusing rock ‘n roll and Bondi Beach surf culture, Australian designers have set themselves apart with sexy, ripped and tattered styles that ooze a non-fussy brand of creative cool. For over ten years the boys at Ksubi have been setting the precedent for this new wave of Australian design with their perfectly skinny and grungy jeans, iconoclastic tees, and havoc-wreaking fashion shows which have been known to feature 300 live rats overtaking the runway. Now, in addition to Ksubi, OAK is proud to stock some of our favorite new Aussie brands for S/S 2011: Chronicles of Never, Shakuhachi, Neuw, My Pet Square, Something Else, Insight and Senso. All of these brands represent what we find best about Australian style right now: irreverence, playfulness, and cheeky sexiness. Perfect for summers in Australia, or our other favorite island — Manhattan.

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jamie woon – night air

neuw spring 2011 mood/inspiration