The Youth Project: Part One

 

Running a fashion label for almost three decades doesn't come without an abundance of inspiration and influence. Julie has found that an inclusive working environment fuels her ideas and solidifies her final products.

 

 

Hannah certainly plays a role in how each collection comes to life. Her position as assistant sample maker means she is an integral part of the production and technical elements of the design. From concept, design, sampling, through to final production, Hannah knows exactly what it takes to create a Tengdahl garment. 

 

 

The Youth Project is about finding a youthful perspective and encouraging creativity in our bespoke workplace.

On this journey Hannah will be choosing her own textiles, producing her designs and manufacturing the garments as a collaborative journey with Julie and the Tengdahl team, available this Summer.

 

Spring Racing Ready

 

Before the holiday season begins there's still one more thing we need to tick off our social calendars for 2018. The spirit of Spring Racing Carnival already has us buzzing, but the most sartorially inspired events are yet to come. It's our favourite time of the year to experiment with colour or go bold with a monochrome palette.

 

Known for its traditional 'black & white' dress code, Derby Day is a day to be unique. Combining tulle and lace textures is a great way to create interest for your outfit. 

'Abigail Lace Top & Skirt'

'Black Maillot Bodysuit' & J'Adore Lace Skirt

 

 

An event that stops the nation requires the most outstanding ensemble! It's all about being creative with your look, mixing bright colours and prints for a winning outfit.

'Flora Dress'

'Secret Garden Grace Dress'

 

Ladies Day is about embracing your feminine style. Find yourself in charming pinks with matching elegant accessories.

'Black Pearl Safi Dress'

'Amoria Dress'

Best-Dressed Wedding Guest

 

Wedding season has officially begun and this year it’s not just florals having a moment. Choose a unique print and pair it back with the right accessories and you will be on your way to being the best-dressed guest!

Garden Party

Garden weddings invite bright botanical prints and full swishy skirts, block heels are a must and you’ll never go wrong with glittering gold.

‘Secret Garden Amoria Dress’

Alternative Bohemian

Embrace the whimsical day with mismatched prints in a cool and carefree wrap dress. Keep your accessories subtle with black elements.

'Debra-Anne Maxi Dress'

 

 

Modern Black Tie

Go darker for an evening affair with a sophisticated print and flattering shape. Play up the sparkle by adding silver accessories.

'Black Pearl Safi Dress'

 

Rustic Chic 

Twinkling string lights and live music is the perfect event to take it to the max in an earthy colour and full length style. Statement gold jewellery and strappy heels will create the drama for this guest outfit. 

‘Mecca Maxi Dress’


 

 

Escape to the Country

If you’re ready to escape the city, grab a map, find your boots and fill your bag with these weekend retreat pieces. From block colour basics to lightweight dresses, here’s our picks for your next adventure to the countryside.

 

Farmhouse Retreat

in the 'Classic T-Shirt' & 'Wide-Leg Culottes'

 

 

Explore Town

in the 'Rehana Dress' & 'Leather Belt'

 

 

Winery Tour

in the 'Safi Dress'

Classics with a Twist

 

It’s time to create a cohesive collection of outfits with our top 12 pieces that will instantly update your closet and prepare you for any occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Revolution Week: A Step Closer to Sustainability

Sustainability is slowly becoming a huge buzz word in the fashion world. Following the Rana Plaza tragedy of 2013 - where a building in Bangladesh collapsed with thousands of garment workers inside - a whole new revolution has begun. A Fashion Revolution. This movement is a global push to incite a real and dramatic change in the way our clothes are produced and consumed, and also in the way we think about fashion. Whilst fast fashion is not yet something of the past, people are finally starting to ask questions about how their clothes are being produced and consumed - a step in the right direction.

 

The Designer: Julie on Sustainability

3 Steps Closer to Being Sustainable

 

The Client: Feeling the Difference

The clients really feel the impact of Julie’s unique and sustainable philosophy… the Tengdahl touch is truly like no other…

 

 

 

 

  

 Samantha Haran

 

Julie's Travel Adventures

 

Julie hits the road on a creative quest throughout Morocco, dressed for the heat in weightless fabrics and floral prints that represent the exotic colours and life in the desert. Picking the right items to pack on that special holiday with loved ones can be daunting for anyone. Here’s a sneak peak of what Julie took on her amazing jouney through the Sahara.

 

Outfit Inspiration!

 What to Pack?

Keep scrolling to see some of Julie's gorgeous travel snaps...

 

 

 

 

Gathering inspiration from the mountains surrounding Marrakesh, Julie is in her creative zone. Morocco boasts bold colours and exotic flavours, a truly mesmerizing place to visit. 

 

 

Samantha Haran

Ten Hours of Tengdahl

 Tengdahl wear is not only stunning but effortlesss... perfect for mixing and matching throughout the day.

Workday mornings are always a rush - so much to do, so little time. Slip into our 'Boat Neck Dress' in a matter of seconds for a sleek, smart outfit. Now all that's left to do is put on your favourite flat shoes and pearl earrings and you're ready for the office!

Got a few extra minutes? Dress up the look with our 'Slim Scarf' in storm.

 

A few hours later and it's time for an office meeting. The meeting room can get a bit chilly so throw our red 'Wrap Knit Cardigan' over your outfit for a bit of warmth. If needed, also pick up our stylish 'Slimline Jacket'.

 

Five p.m. and you're done for the day. Best thing after a hard day at work? A leisurely afternoon stroll to the local park, or down city streets - whatever suits! Be sure to grab our statement 'Black Trench' as you head out the door.

 

The evenings are best spent over fine dining, shared with loved ones. Whether it's with friends or family, switch your dress for the stylish 'Japanese Cotton Culotte' and glamorous 'V Neck Sequin Top'. Depending on the weather, you may want to slip that 'Black Trenchcoat' back on. Don't forget to style this look with stunning red ankle boots and statement drop earrings for an outfit fit for even the best restaurants in Brisbane.

 

Samantha Haran

 

What to Wear: Easter Edition

March is coming to a close and Autumn is well and truly settling in. This time of year means the weather is finally cooling down and, of course, Easter just around the corner. A time for family and for friends paired with the balanced fall weather calls for a hint of feminine yet playful fashion.Wondering what to wear for your Easter calendar this time around? Don’t stress! We have a range of gorgeous outfits from our Tengdahl closet, perfect for whatever events you may have on.

 Heading out to your favourite local brunch spot with the girls? Try our beautiful 'Reversible Signature Wrap' in the sea garden print for a floral, feminine look.

 Looking for an elegant but fashion-forward look for Easter lunch with the family? Look no further than our 'Lace Top' in Ivory, paired with our 'Wide Leg Pant' in Black.

 Dinner reservations at your favourite restaurant? Our stunning new 'V Neck Sequin Top' in Black is the perfect statement piece! Style it with our trendy 'Slimline Pants' in Black, plus our 'Neckerchief' in the sea garden print for a pop of colour.

 

 

Samantha Haran

Finding the Meaning of 'Grace'

The collection was nearly completed by the time the name 'Amazing Grace' came to me. I kept asking myself “whatʼs the direction of this collection?” Adding new designs and fabrics each week, pushing back the photo shoot dates, what was supposed to be a small capsule collection was starting to expand into an established Autumn/Winter range. I was also finding it difficult to select the right model to represent the look and feel of the collection.

'Corded Hoodie Jacket Tobacco', 'Three-Tone Scarf' Wine' & 'Magic Midi Skirt'

 

So letting go of all logic, just chilling out and practicing what I preach, I went into my meditation room and asked for guidance.

Grace, acting with grace, being graceful, were the words looping through my mind. Then I opened up my computer to look for possible models and a tall, graceful, elegant, beautiful girl with the name ‘Grace H‘ stared back at me. Hence the decision was made. 'Amazing Grace' was the perfect name for this collection.

My purpose, and personal brief, for every collection is always about sustainability, thinking global and acting local. This range is no different.

'Hallelujah Top' & 'Ava Shorts Rose'

 

Itʼs important to me as a designer to co-ordinate previous collections with what's current, getting maximum use from each treasured item. Each piece in the ‘Amazing Graceʼ collection works seamlessly back with Magic, Angel and Wave.

Cotton corduroy pant suits, silk crepe de chine bias slips, silk georgette blouses and cotton/silk stripe shirting with touches of black French lace make up this beautifully elegant, graceful collection.

 

Jt