In a short two years, new Australian label TV has moved from collection to collection with zesty gusto and zero fear, creating cult pieces that are as eclectic as wearable. Inclusions in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar eds and industry praise as a ‘label to watch’ hasn’t slowed TV’s creativity though, whose designers Monika Tywanek & Ingrid Verner refuse to dwell on past successes and instead keep pushing forward toward new ideas. It is a dangerous approach in a business where brands feed on finding the right niche to sell to, but then again, the refreshing runways of successful chameleon kid Christopher Kane seem to teach otherwise.
TV’s latest Spring 09 exercise in denim idolatry is our favourite to date. Fabrics take on similar looks as hand-painted cotton mini dresses and ruffled chambray mingle with shiny blue silks and bleached-out denims. Biker shorts in denim and linen serve as summer’s answer to leggings and the underpinnings for slouchy tops. Bold cutouts in everything from a jean swimsuit to the sleeves of a denim jacket are a street-cool interpretation of the trend without the oversexed connotations. It’s House of Holland but chicer, Alexander Wang but more daring…so yea, we think we’ll be watching more TV.