First Arrivals: Liam Autumn 2015

Liam Autumn

The first arrivals from our Liam autumnThe Space Between collection have landed in all RUBY stores today.

Liam x Akarua

Join us for a glass of delicious Akarua Rosé Brut to celebrate and if you're near our Ponsonby store, pop in and view up-and-coming artist Jaimee Stockman-Young's installation.

Shop the collection online now here.

Maddy Budd's Top 10 Laneway Survival Tips

Every year on Auckland's Anniversary day the Auckland waterfront comes alive with Laneway Festival. With some of our favourite local & international musicians performing, it's one of our favourite days of the year! For those of you that are off to Laneway on Monday, our friend & blogger Maddy Budd has put together her top 10 Laneway survival tips and her outfit picks so you turn up prepared for an amazing day....

FKA Twigs

What are your top 10 Laneway survival tips?

1. Drink water - you're going to be sweating up and storm on that d floor so keep hydrated ladies.

2. Have a buddy - you're going to lose most of the people you arrived with guaranteed so make sure you have at least one person who will stick with you for the day.

3. Sunnies - don't forget these or you will risk getting sunburnt on your eyeballs. That can actually happen!

4. Have a schedule - print it off or have it on your phone.

5. Walk in with an awesome squad - last year the walk in was almost the best part we had a massive group of us and it was the best way to start the day.

6. Sunblock - you won't want to carry sunblock but make sure you block up before you leave the house because nobody likes a singlet tan.

7. Eat - every year someone forgets to eat and ends up fainting or having to go home early. So make sure you have with good breakfast and take some time out during the day to get something at the festival.

8. Have a meeting spot - just in case someone loses their buddy or you get sick of your buddy and want to talk to someone else make a meeting spot at the beginning of the day and tell all your friends then you'll always have somewhere to go back to.

9. Pre-plan your day - look at the schedule before hand and decide which acts you want to go to and check to see if any of your favourites are overlapping because you may have to pick which one you'd rather see.

10. Pack light - only take what you need because you'll bet sick of carrying stuff around all day.

What are your top outfit picks for Laneway this year?

Maddy Budd

If I'm feeling a bit more girlie and want to stand out, the patterned Kondo Playsuit is perfect. It's comfy but still looks amazing. Paired with heaps of cute little accessories to match and boom I'm Florence Welch.

Maddy wears RUBY Kondo Playsuit & Tassel Bracelets

Maddy Budd

You can't really go wrong with a plain top and shorts - keeping things nice and simple. The blue shirt looks awesome tied around your waist and will come in handy as it gets colder towards the end of the day.

Maddy wears Russo Tank, Mizu Iro Shirt & Empire Shorts

What's your best Laneway memory?

It would have to be walking in last year and when I arrived at Laneway and ran in just in time to catch UMO and I was so excited I used up most of my energy for the day in the first 30 minutes. But just being with all my friends running around, dancing, listening to awesome music is amazing. The festival is always such a great day. I can't wait!

Who are you most excited to see at this year's festival?

I can't wait to see Little Dragon, FKA Twigs, Jungle, SOHN and Tiny Ruins.

Thanks Maddy! We can't wait either x

Liam Autumn 2015 Lookbook

Liam Autumn

A lecture given by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt changed the way Liam designer Emily Miller- Sharma considered art. ‘He talked about how still life artists give consideration to the space between the objects they represent. Instead of the oranges in a fruit bowl being the central focus to a painter, it’s the tension that the space between them creates,’ explains Emily.

This approach to still life paintings, combined with an image of a proposed memorial in Norway’s Sørbråten peninsula, where the monument is literally the absence created by a slice cut out of the landscape, were the influences for Liam’s collection The Space Between.

In true Liam style, these influences manifest themselves in small and abstract ways. Artist Henrietta Harris was commissioned to paint a series of flowers, from which Emily created two silk chiffon prints that play with distance.

Emily then began to consider ways to express the concept within the details of the garments: slicing spaces into waistlines and shoulders, cutting shapes to curve along and around, finishing pieces with magnetic fastenings that snap shut and adding a three-dimensionality with an appliqué mesh that gently lifts and falls with movement.

The tactile fabrications used throughout the collection allow the wearer to experience a sophisticated awareness of space, movement and comfort. Sheer dresses, tencel, sand washed silk to begin, flowing into velvet, a clipped jacquard and knotted wool. A quiet palette of cinnamon, camel, cream and grey marle is enriched with carmine, cerulean blue and gold.

Timeless and playful, Liam captures the perfect balance between classic and current; smart yet spirited, understated yet charming.

View the full Liam The Space Between autumn 2015 lookbook online now here.

In store & online next Thursday 29th January.

Model: Izzy @ 62 Models

Styling & Photography: Karen Inderbitzen-Waller

Lighting & Digital: Delphine Avril Planqueel

Makeup: Kiekie Stanners @ M.A.C Cosmetics

Hair: Matt Benns

Set Installation: Jaimee Stockman-Young