Fin-Broadsheet, 4th April 2012

finPhotography: Josie Withers

Art Meets Fashion at Fin

Swimwear and separates combine with sculpture and surrealism at Fin.

Melbourne girl Roxy Green has fashion in her blood. The offspring of Quiksilver co-founder Alan Green, she grew up in the rag trade, so it is unsurprising she has ventured into the field herself.

Her new store Fin on High Street, Prahran combines her two design loves – fashion and art. In this gallery and boutique, swimwear and separates combine with sculpture and surrealism.

The space is kept sparse to maintain the gallery feel and all racks of clothing are portable, ensuring Fin is constantly evolving. Shoes are artfully displayed on custom-built wire storage units and jewellery is draped across the bellies of imaginative mannequins.

The products themselves are a nod to Green’s beachside childhood in Torquay. Her own swimwear line Finnigan is stocked alongside laidback label Collecting Pretty Boys and up-and-coming shoe line Illex Kinni.

Her most recent exhibition featured sculptures from Australian artist Max Gurrie, who explores beach and bush within his work. Next up sees the work of New York-based Josh Gurrie (son of Max) whose Finnigan swimwear artworks are already adorning the walls.

A new and exciting concept, the store aims to showcase burgeoning new work in a sleek setting, particularly young Australian artists and designers. Says Green, “I wanted to embrace young local talent through different mediums.”

Fin-Broadsheet, 4th April 2012

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