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Boyz n the Hoodie

In menswear on 30 May 2009 at 2:05 am

I have a thing for hoodies. For a start, I don’t have any hair so a hood is a great alternative to a hat and, being attached, I can’t lose it.

You can wear a hoodie by itself, and they add instant street cred – and warmth – layered under a suit jacket or blazer like a waistcoat.

Here are three Australian-designed hoodies around this winter.

Chapter 11

Pared back to basics, the Classic Zip-Up Hoodie by Melbourne street label Chapter 11 has three panels in the hood so it sits flat. Simple and subtle – inside pockets! – it comes in grey marle, charcoal and black. $69.

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Folding time and space

In photography on 28 May 2009 at 10:00 am

triple helix detailJennie Nayton, Triple Helix (detail) 2005

Jennie Nayton stops time in her photographs of natural, fluid forms like water and clouds, then expands the captured moment into three-dimensional space by cutting and folding the print itself.

The pattern of the folds relates to the images: waves break across the paper in undulating steps, ripples of repeated folds appear in the surface of a shallow pool, a waterfall seems to flow in a cascade of pleats down a wall.

Wave HelixJennie Nayton, Wave Helix 2005

This is intricate, fascinating work. While Nayton identifies as a photographer, her works’ sculptural aspects compels our attention, constantly changing as our point of view changes.

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