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Sister Studios

The Melbourne label's first permanent home is selling everyday threads made from vintage fabrics and Italian linen.
By Libby Curran
October 03, 2018
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Sister Studios

The Melbourne label's first permanent home is selling everyday threads made from vintage fabrics and Italian linen.
By Libby Curran
October 03, 2018
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Melbourne-born womenswear label Sister Studios has moved into its next phase of life, rounding out a series of pop-ups with the opening of its first permanent bricks-and-mortar store, settling into a sunny corner of Fitzroy North.

Founded by Alice McIntosh and Emma Cutri in 2015, Sister has become synonymous with joyful, everyday threads, best-known for its limited-edition pieces crafted from Italian linens, New Zealand wools and handpicked vintage fabrics.

The Scotchmer Street store feels like its natural habitat, the cheery fitout of stone, timber and high archways inspired by the duo's own travels through California. Expect a colour palette with a touch of romance, referencing the same tones and textures brought to life by the garments.

The racks here play host to a rotation of Sister's current season pieces, core classics and small-run collections made with deadstock fabrics the designers have accumulated along the way. But you'll also spy plenty of other well-designed goodies making their home within the space — namely, sculptural pieces crafted by McIntosh herself (who's also one-half of creative outfit Dust Merchants) and Cutri's expertly selected collection of scents, ceramics and prints, designed to perfectly complement the Sister vibe.

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