With the clouds looming, temperatures dropping and rain threatening to make an appearance, Autumn was well and truly upon us as Adelaide’s newest fashion label, Astor and Tyne, was launched. Luxe and love were at the forefront of the show with 18 months of devotion, hard work and anticipation taking centre stage from designers Melanie and Nicola.
Champagne in hand, scents by The Candle Establishment and twinkling fairy lights a plenty, Unley Town Hall provided a stunning backdrop for the sleek styles to shine. The parade was MC'd by Channel 7 presenter and Astor and Tyne lover, Kelly Golding. We were treated to espresso martini chocolates by Just Bliss Chocolates, as we gazed at the classic silhouettes of the AW17 collection, even more surprised with a sneak peek of their SS17 pieces.
Astor and Tyne is all about beautiful, classic styles with an urban edge. Luxe textiles and a whole lot of love go into each and every piece, making for a collection of incredibly wearable and fashion forward items. The label’s debut collection sees an array of chunky knits, asymmetry and long line coats in black, grey and white, as well as blue and pale blush tones that have been sneaking their way into our winter wardrobe. Our fave pieces from the night include the Astound cape sleeve jacket in black, Truth pants and of course the incredibly cosy, Chunky Knit Scarf.
The brand itself is the culmination of passion, friendship and the innate desire for wearable fashion with a luxe, urban edge. Astor and Tyne is the latest project of Melanie and Nicola, who had previously worked together for four years on A Boutique Life. Together, the pair worked tirelessly and meticulously to curate, design and prepare the collection. The name stems from a combination of muse and affection respectively. The former, Astor, was inspired by Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to be publicly elected to parliament in England and a certified lady boss. The latter, Tyne, is rooted in the fond nickname given to Melanie by her paternal grandfather.
Astor and Tyne’s beautiful threads hit the racks on March 31st and are available to shop in stores across Adelaide and online. To keep up to date with the latest threads and happenings, follow the girls on their Instagram.