Wednesday, 26 November 2014

VG RADIO

Every month or so, I find myself crawling back to Pissed Jeans.  They are one of those bands that will
also appear on my playlists. I'll never get sick of them.



posted by robgreen

Monday, 24 November 2014

COMMONERS - new arrivals!


Resort collection from Commoners has arrived. These are almost specifically catered to the Brisbane tropical weather. Light weight cotton/linen pieces will allow breathable/comfort on those 40 degree days. And with the signature Commoners monochrome colour palette, it will go back with everything in your wardrobe. Pop into Violent Green stores or click here to view all items from Commoners

POPLIN TAILORED SHIRT - WHITE

RELAXED TEE - ASH

RELAXED TEE - USED WHITE

RELAXED TAILORED PANT - BLACK

posted by robgreen

COMMONERS IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Sunday, 23 November 2014

EMMA MULHOLLAND - New arrivals!


The fun never stops in Violent Green. Never a dull or "boring" moment. And the new arrival from Sydney beach girl Emma Mulholland will continue with the fun times. The Bored Bomber has arrived in lightweight silk. To view and shop the full collection from EM, click here or pop into the VG stores.

BORED BOMBER - BORED GIRL PRINT ( silk)



posted by kimgreen

EMMA MULHOLLAND IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

SONG OF THE WEEK!


Haven't really listened to anything new
lately, and therefore have delved back into my go to favourites- i.e a
lot of dream pop/shoe gaze... usually the best kind of genre to listen to when stressed during my grad year of uni.



posted by lindagreen

Thursday, 20 November 2014

VANISHING ELEPHANT (menswear)- New arrivals!


Another summer filled delivery from Vanishing Elephant has arrived with plenty of beach vibes. I'm really feeling the multi panel print...soooo fresssssh. And those shark prints are bit o kool thing too.
Interested in these items? Pop into Violent Green boutiques or shop the collection here

S/S SHIRT - MULTI PANEL

T-SHIRT- SHARK PRINT
BACK DETAIL

BEACH SHORT - MULTI PANEL

BEACH SHORT-BLACK SHARK


 posted by simongreen

VANISHING ELEPHANT IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Getting to know..... DEADLY PONIES


New Zealand label Deadly Ponies released their first collection back in 2005. 10 years on they are showing no signs of slowing down.  Violent Green got together with Deadly Ponies head honcho Liam Bowden to see what makes them tick

To view and shop Deadly Ponies collection, please click here


Hi Liam, thanks for taking time out to chat with Violent Green.
10 years.  That's a big milestone!  Congratulations Liam! How did Deadly Ponies first start up

Thanks. It is crazy how fast a decade goes, but we will celebrating in style next year with our anniversary collection launching at the end of 2015. We started out small, making wallets and bags for a store in Auckland. They sold out in the first week the product hit the floor and the momentum built from there. Within a month it was a full time job and ten years on it is still the most rewarding job I can dream of. 

One (of the many) things Deadly Ponies is renowned for is the build quality and design.  Still all designed and made in New Zealand, how important is it for you to keep things local 

Yes, we still make the majority of our products here. It is very important for us to keep things local, as there is nothing like the handmade quality of our products. As we get bigger it has become increasingly difficult to find people with the traditional leather skills but we are working on more innovative ways to meet the demand for our product.



Do you find the end product more rewarding knowing how much time and dedication has gone into each individual bag?

 Yes, absolutely. Surprisingly, as time goes on it is the smallest changes and improvements that are the most rewarding. 





Each Season sees some unique colours.  What's the process of deciding which colour you will use for each season?

Colour selection is extremely important, so not surprisingly it is a lengthy process. In between seasons we collect color inspiration from different swatches, fabrics, clippings etc. We then send them to our tannery who matches them for us. The final step is selecting the colors that best complement each other as well as fit in with the overall story of the collection.



When designing a bag, is there a particular criteria it must meet?  Do you have to ever sacrifice practicality to have the 'perfect' looking bag?

Yes, there is definitely criteria that needs to be met whenever we design a new style. We also refine certain styles every season as we find new ways to wear them. Above all, we want our products to be functional and stand the test of time. They are an investment piece that we hope our customers will enjoy for many years.



This season Deadly Ponies has introduced a number of new styles.  Will these become a regular appearance in the Deadly Ponies line-up?

It often depends on the style and the collection. We always strive to have a broad product selection, whilst still offering the Deadly Ponies favorites. We often bring back and replace certain styles with ones we get lots of requests for.




We've found that a lot of New Zealanders that move to Australia still go out of their way to find your products.  Have you found your fan base becoming more global, or is the strongest following still back home?

 We are lucky to have a very strong kiwi following but we have found that our products now have a global reach and that customer base has expanded to all four corners of the globe. It is incredibly rewarding to walk the streets of NY and see someone with one of our bags.



How does the Deadly Ponies team 'get in the zone'?  Is there a particular style of music or maybe even a ritual that you follow before getting ready to pump the collection out?

We have a very collaborative process when we create a new collection. As our team is quite diverse, each individual has their own little rituals that help them get in the zone. One thing is for sure; we always have music playing- and a music roster ensures everyone gets his or her turn!

What can we expect to see over the next ten years from Deadly Ponies?

I imagine we will expand beyond exclusively producing handbags. It has been an incredible ride so far and I can’t wait to see what the next ten years has in store…


Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions Liam.


posted by robgreen

DEADLY PONIES IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN BRISBANE CITY STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

STOLEN by STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB- "Verbal Warning" Collection now on sale!


As the heat gets more intense in Brisbane, the resort collections start to arrive. Lighter and more suiting to our tropical weather. Therefore, our Stolen Spring collection "Verbal Warning" is now on sale and up to 40% off! Get moving into Violent Green boutiques or shop the collection here


posted by robgreen

STOLEN by STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB "VERBAL WARNING" NOW ON SALE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES

Sunday, 16 November 2014

VANISHING ELEPHANT - new arrivals!


One of our favourite trends this season is the baseball shirts/ t-shirts. Fresh, cool and a bit sporty. Team this look back with some jogger pants, favourite sneakers and layered stripey tee and you gotcha self a winner. To purchase this item and other great VE pieces, pop into the Violent Green stores or shop the collection here
image props to our mates Aptmnt

LIGHTWEIGHT BASEBALL SHIRT

posted by ishagreen

VANISHING ELEPHANT IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

G20 SALE, GET WHILE YOU CAN!

Last chance to grab a great bargin. Pop over to the online store for some G20 bargins!

posted by robgreen

SONG OF THE WEEK!



Changed my tune on this guy after hearing this song. So good! Enjoy.



posted by kimgreen

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

VIOLENT GREEN "G20" SALE!

Mr Abbott looks pretty stoked about the Violent Green G20 sale. I hear he's coming to Brisbane for it and keen to pickup some slick getup. Get on point world leaders!
 Pop over to the Violent Green stores or shop online here for the sale. Just use the code VGG20 and receive 15% off all items! Sale ends this Sunday so hurry hurry hurry!



posted by rozgreen

VIOLENT GREEN G20 SALE STARTS TODAY AND ENDS THIS SUNDAY!

VG RADIO

These guys are super cool and apparently contributed this track to the recent Saint Laurent show in Paris. They've had a name change and now refered to as Mystic Braves. Get onto the album Desert Island, it'll carry you all through summer.


posted by simongreen

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Getting to know.... CATSI & CO.





Another new addition to the Violent Green mix is Perth duo Catsi & Co. Bringing out some great stickers, bags, patches and socks. Basically all the fun things that make up a collection!
Catsi & Co are Cat (left) and Helen (right).

Violent Green shop rat Isha had the chance to pick the mind of (designer) Cat.

Shop the collection from Catsi & Co. here




HEY CAT! HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATSI & CO AND WHAT IS THE ORIGIN STORY AND WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM?

I started Catsi when I was still at TAFE studying graphic design. I've always been a fan of stickers so at some point I realised I could just design my own and get them printed. We started selling them on the streets in Taiwan. I remember the first time we went out to sell them from a suitcase and charged around $0.01 cents per sticker. We ended up making enough money to buy bus tickets back home but we could see how people related to the designs and that made us want to do more about it. I had to choose an artist name at school so I called myself Catsi. It comes from my name (Cat) and the fact that I'm obsessed with cats.



Your work seems to be a bit of an homage to youth and street culture. Is this something that consciously informs your aesthetic?
Not really. I've never designed for any specific group. I just do things that I like and that I would wear myself. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't

How do you go about starting a new design? What is the creative process?

Most of my designs are based on typography. I love playing around with words, names,  lyrics and then the rest of the design just follows.



Many of your designs make reference to the online world. How much do you think the internet and social media platforms (Tumblr, Instagram, etc) have influenced or affected your label?

I'm currently running 7 tumblr accounts (catxxxsi, psyparty, jumpsuitclub, 44percentalien, artbycatsi, catsiandco, psysp) and 2 instagram accounts @dshink is my personal account, you should check it out, I've tried to create something different with it. I also run @catxxxsi which is our label account. It is essential to be present in these platforms and follow the right people, brands, artists, poets and writers. In the end most of the ideas for my designs are just a mixture of everything I've seen on social media or while travelling and luckily I have the tools to create something original out of it.


What's your favourite thing to slap a sticker on?
I slap stickers on everything - suitcase, laptop, helmet, fridge, scooter, public transport passes, notebooks.


Do you listen to music when you work? What is currently on rotation?
Infected Mushroom is my number one band to design to and it is constantly on rotation.



What can we expect next from Catsi? Anything exciting on the horizon?

Catsi has always been kind of like a hobby. We both work 2 jobs and do Catsi on the side so when we get an idea we just do it. It's fun and we like to keep it that way and not be dependent on anything.  There are so many ideas so now we just need some time and dedication to make new things happen.

Thanks for taking the time guys, VG wishes you the best!


posted by simongreen

 CATSI & CO. IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE