The Edgy Australian Label We're Obsessed With: KAHLO

Considering sportif style and minimalism are two of the biggest trends right now, it’s easy to see why we fell in love with Sydney-based KAHLO after taking in the collection at Australian Fashion Week. After all, the line, named after Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, looks like the love child of Alexander Wang and Phoebe Philo.

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    Though the label veers away from its namesake’s eclectic, colorful sensibilities, the S/S 13 collection--brimming with sharply tailored silhouettes like slick leather dresses and pencil skirts--does exemplify the painter’s strong, androgynous aesthetic. Founders Rachelle Sinclair and Fay Ogunbadejo’s affinity for strict, clean lines, lustrous textures, and a streamlined philosophy results in pieces that are elegant, simple, and, true to so many Australian brands, ultimately wearable. Click through our slideshow to learn more about this Line We Love and shop our favorite pieces! Plus, you’ll want to check out the Rachael Taylor-directed video, “Francesca, Francesca,” featuring KAHLO’s latest collection and starring our new girl crush Hanna Mangan-Lawrence.

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    Arcadian Silk Tee ($190, available in Black) in Navy

     

    Apt Mini ($365)

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    Full Tank ($60)

     

    Lynch Leather Skirt ($195)

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    Wanton Playsuit ($50)

     

    Alchemy Bomber Jacket ($160)

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    Archibald Leather Dress Long ($190)

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    Alchemy Bomber Jacket ($160)

     

    Regal Shorts ($145) in Tangerine

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    Hallmark Shirt ($130)

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    Barton Battle Vest ($195, available in Black) in Brown

     

    Listless Leather Skirt ($150) in Grey

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    Listless Leather Skirt ($150) in Grey

     

    Allover perforations lend this streamlined skirt a decidedly sportif spin. Play up the athletic-inspired vibe by wearing it with a leather baseball cap and white tee.

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    Stiff Tee ($190) in Black

     

    Balance the stiff, structured fit of this boatneck top with a feminine, pleated skirt.

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    Wanton Playsuit ($50)

     

    This itty-itty one-piece smacks of youthful charm, so wear it with ankle-strap heels for instant allure.

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    Dialogue Shirt ($250)

     

    At first glance, this is a beautifully made, classic white button-down, but KAHLO’s exaggerated cuffs make this top a truly outstanding addition to your repertoire.

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    Arcadian Silk Tee ($190, available in Black) in Navy

     

    This silk tee is extraordinarily versatile and lends a luxe element to everything from skinny jeans to leather minis.

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    Alchemy Bomber Jacket ($160)

     

    This zip-up jacket gets a little edge thanks to leather-trimmed collar. Layer it over a simple t-shirt to give your look some polish.

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    Arresting Leather Dress ($585)

     

    The little black dress gets a contemporary makeover in lustrous leather. Stay true to the label’s aesthetic by teaming it with nothing but pointy-toe heels.

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    Regal Shorts ($145) in Tangerine

     

    We love the slightly slouchy shape of these vibrant shorts. Wear them with a fitted tank and gladiator sandals for a boardwalk stroll this summer.

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    Character Dress ($340)

     

    For a fail-proof GNO formula: this sleek, body-skimming dress + a cropped leather jacket + biker boots.

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Apt Mini

Apt Mini

Kahlo, $365
SHOP
Lynch Leather Skirt

Lynch Leather Skirt

Kahlo, $195
SHOP
Full Tank

Full Tank

Kahlo, $60
SHOP
Barton Battle Vest

Barton Battle Vest

Kahlo, $195
SHOP
Hallmark Shirt

Hallmark Shirt

Kahlo, $130
SHOP
Archibald Leather Dress Long

Archibald Leather Dress Long

Kahlo, $190
SHOP
Arcadian Silk Tee

Arcadian Silk Tee

Kahlo, $190
SHOP
Listless Leather Skirt

Listless Leather Skirt

Kahlo, $150
SHOP
Arresting Leather Dress

Arresting Leather Dress

Kahlo, $585
SHOP
Alchemy Bomber Jacket

Alchemy Bomber Jacket

Kahlo, $160
SHOP
Wanton Playsuit

Wanton Playsuit

Kahlo, $50
SHOP
Stiff Tee

Stiff Tee

Kahlo, $190
SHOP
Dialogue Shirt

Dialogue Shirt

Kahlo, $250
SHOP
Regal Shorts

Regal Shorts

Kahlo, $145
SHOP
Character Dress

Character Dress

Kahlo, $340
SHOP
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