Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016.

Founded in Melbourne in 1946 I suppose every Aussie has a Windsor Smith shoe story and I certainly have a few. They have been a go-to fashion shoe for me, especially in my late teens and early 20s and the ranges for men and women continue to excite expectation while looking great and providing affordable quality and style to this day. So to say I was pretty chuffed to be a VIP guest at their 70th 'birthday' party is something of an understatement. Held in a special marquee at Harbour Life, Sydney's gorgeous Botanic Gardens with the Opera House and 'Coathanger' as the perfect scenic backdrop.. Thank You WINDSOR SMITH for all the great shoes and keeping me stylishly on my feet on more nights out than I can possibly ever remember. What more can I say other than thanks for a killer party; Happy Happy Birthday and many more to come!
Festival crowd, at Harbour life, the VIP party is down behind the stage.  Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Brand Ambassadors arriving, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
The BAR! Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
vivalaViv blogger Vivienne Shui parties at VIP Marquee, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Brand Ambassadors CARISSA WALFORD, Brooke Hogan, Natalie Jayne Roser, ZOE CROSS,THOMAS DAVENPORT, Sam Wines. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Snap time, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
The shoes fit! Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
THOMAS DAVENPORT hat and tattoos, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Christopher Haggerty, and reflected in his glasses Vanessa Roberts and Vivienne Shui, the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Models and fashionistas mingle with the beautiful Sydney Opera House and Bridge as a backdrop. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Fashionista mingle with Sydney CBD skyscrapers in the background. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Fashion family and friends, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Getting your picture taken with the perfect backdrop. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
great light, Street Fashion Sydney's Kent Johnson gets his picture taken too. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Vivienne Shui for Street Fashion Sydney.
Models party, CARISSA WALFORD, Brooke Hogan, Natalie Jayne Roser, ZOE CROSS. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Fashion and men's style, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Models laugh and party, CARISSA WALFORD, Brooke Hogan, Natalie Jayne Roser, ZOE CROSS. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Christopher and Vivienne share a joke, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Getting dark, champagne still flowing.. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Opera House, pleasure boats, Harbour Bridge at twilight, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
VIP's on the grass, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Just look at that skyline, Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
The divine birthday cake the great Aussie pavlova! Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Cake and bar, good to go. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Ring flash twilight selfies. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Fashionistas get there picture taken at twilight Sydney Harbours famous Icons as the backdrop. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
The gig continues intot he night, the dancing crowsd at Habour Life 2016. Windsor Smith Celebrates 70 years at #HarbourLife Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

http://www.windsorsmith.com.au/

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ethical Fashion & Accessories #EastsideSydney.

On Tuesday evening Vivienne vivialaViv Shui & I headed over to Hotel 57 in Foveaux Street Surry Hills for the Ethical Fashion Experience which was a gathering together of mostly local labels who have incorporated the important, social and ethical aspects of manufacturing into their designs.  I met and spoke with principles behind three of the four labels on show. Jimmy wearing that amazing jacket below who was introducing the UK designed Zimbabwe-made-wire-frame Wires Sunglasses range (Click the links for more details). Citizen Wolf's - Tailored Organic Tees, Zoltan Csaki who informed me they purchase all their organic Jersey from a mill in Melbourne - That's right AUSTRALIA you still make something! Vivienne and I also spoke with Finnish/ Australian-trained Enmore Design School Jeweller and business owner Katja Vilund who's pieces are made in a workshop in SE Asia; she has visited and seen herself there are no children working, everything is above board and the craftspeople are paid properly.  I also met Sydney sculptor Daniel Dominguez who sculpted the fabulous heads the were used as the display busts for the Wires sunnies. While we missed out on meeting with Mighty Good Undies I can see from their website that they are onto a pretty good thing too. So check them all out - if only all fashion and accessories were made with such good intent for the maker and the consumer. Well done guys, keep up the good work.
Ethically made Sunglasses by Wires, bust of head by Daniel Dominguez. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Jimmy from Wires Sunglasses & sculptor Daniel Dominguez, photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Rings by Vilund photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Ethically made Sunglasses by Wires, bust of head by Daniel Dominguez. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Rings and bracelet by Vilund photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Katja, Jimmy & Vivienne at the Ethical Fashion Experience, Hotel 57.  Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

https://www.citizenwolf.com/
http://www.vilunddesign.com/
http://wiresglasses.com/
http://www.danieldominguez.com.au/
http://mightygoodundies.com.au/
http://www.57hotel.com.au/ thanks for the great venue and hospitality!

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Monday, November 7, 2016

COMA - New Art & Gallery in Rushcutters Bay.

There seem to have been a few new galleries opening in the Inner East area this year. A few of which have been covered here on Street Fashion Sydney, most recently The New Standard, and now we have COMA tucked down on a little island in Rushcutters Bay, in the new concrete box apartment block construction opposite the 'Vibe' hotel just down from Elvis Pizza. I made a special-directions-collage below so you can't possibly miss it. It's minimal all the way! Back to the launch, there was a lovely mix of sculpture, painting, collage, prints and some drawing. I have to say that I certainly enjoyed the works on show and the oftentimes erotically interpreted theme for this, opening group show True love Over Physics.. Head on down & check it out!
True love - Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Parody sculpture? COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Johnny and Kate - Yves Scherer Stainless Steel; couple on hay bale - COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Mens style, Kenzo shirt.. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Black leather jacket, pink Adidas sneakers. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Black shirt, jeans and RM Williams. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
An elegant art crowd. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Mens' style, fuschia shirt blue pants dark glasses. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
White label embroidered men's jacket, Pickings & Parry. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A couple drinking beer. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Halloween capers! COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Just for a laugh, Halloween capers! COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Talking at the opening. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Friends, end of the night. COMA Gallery & Art Opening - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
COMA Gallery building, collage - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Brian Kokoska
Jon Pilkington
Yves Scherer
Colin Snapp
Cornelia Baltes
Gabriele Beveridge
Oliver Osborne
Chris Succo
Ebecho Muslimova
Ophelia Finke

True Love Over Physics
04.11.16 - 28.11.16
http://comagallery.com/  COMA Gallery 137 Bayswater Road Rushcutters Bay.

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Click! 2016 Photography Show at Badger & Fox Gallery.

I'm in a SHOW - but it's not all about me. The Click! 2016 Photography Exhibition kicked off in great style on Thursday night at Badger & Fox gallery with a strong attendance from the Sydney photographic community and an opening speech by Gael Newton. This year the exhibition is drawn from the Badger & Fox photography collection of Australian and International photographers, along with works by a selection of  local photographers that have caught owner/curator Peter Maddison's eye; Brett Hilder, Vivianna Barrero, MikiNobu Komatsu, Peter Maddison and myself, Kent Johnson.

The show is divide across three rooms and the stairway and loosely from vintage and 'historical' photography - original prints - through to major contemporary photography; well they are all orginal prints! If you are new to photography and wonder what classic photography looks like, this is a great show to see a good chunk of the history of photography in one place in one afternoon. Gael spoke about the transition of photography from being seen as an applied art or trade to it becoming an accepted art form in major institutional galleries, and also praised Peter for the quality of the work on show and his unswerving eye for exceptional photography. Weekends only 11 to 5 201 Albion St Surry Hills untill Nov 27.
Opening night, Click! 2016 Photography Exhibition at Badger & Fox Gallery.
Gael Newton delivers her speech, Opening night, Click! 2016 Photography Exhibition at Badger & Fox Gallery.
Looking on as Gael Newton delivers her speech, Opening night, Click! 2016 Photography Exhibition at Badger & Fox Gallery.
Let to right, Robina Christopher, Sam, Vivienne, Kent and Brett at Badger and Fox.
Classic vintage black and white photography at Click! Badger & Fox Gallery 2016.
Viviennne Shui & Marcus Tush at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
Geoffrey Jaeger & Christopher Haggerty at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
Jackie Hung, Vivienne Shui & Sandy Edwards at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
Jackie Hung, Vivienne Shui at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
Photography on display at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
With Brett Hilder & Marcus Tush at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
Guests mingle at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
Robina Sam and Vivienne at Badger & Fox Gallery for the opening of Click!
Flyer for the 2016 Click exhibition at Badger & Fox Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney.

Art photograph  'Fast Food From the Freeway' by Kent Johnson.
Fast Food from the Freeway (Brisbane) my photograph in Click! at Badger & Fox Gallery - Edition of 10.
Or to view my image larger Click HERE.
https://badgerandfoxgallery.com/

Kent Johnson,
Sydney, Australia.

0433 796 863