Friend of Mine’s Gypset collection takes form from the mavericks, bon vivants and free-spirits that designer Teale Talbot has crossed paths with in her many travels. The fusion of the nomadic wiles of a wanderer with the sophistication of the contemporary jet set dictates the label’s spring summer offering.
An unconventional, roaming lifestyle is one Talbot can easily relate to; her time divided between LA, New York, Melbourne and Bali as the brand has grown internationally over the last four years. The collection reinterprets the nonchalant ideology of the Summer of Love movement for a modern way of living.
Working with Sydney-based artist Sarah Webb, the label revisits patterns of yesteryear for Friend of Mine’s first foray into print. Rich royal navy, deep burgundy and lipstick red are married with kaleidoscope psychedelia for a crisp, contemporary take on paisley. Leopard is lashed with fresh white, washed and manipulated into sleek, body skimming garments.
Masterful draping of washed silk, supple leather and rayon crepe in sharp wrap style silhouettes steer the label in a vibrant new direction adding a touch of elegance, exuberance and poise to the empowered devil-may-care ethos.
While reflective of the past, Gypset propels its wearer forward in flawless fitted forms with reckless abandon. A bold, daring and self assured statement for the wild at heart.