Fri 11 April 2014
Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty are the faces behind Australian based, luxury menswear label Song for the Mute. Song for the Mute have quickly built a list of stockists that include some of the finest boutiques in over 12 countries. This list includes Chinese department store Lane Crawford, Zurich based BoutiqueRoma, Los Angele’s H.Lorenzo and Australia’s own purveyors of luxury fashion, Harrolds.
We were lucky to catch the designers backstage before there Mercedes Benz fashion week show presented by Harrolds.
Tell us what inspired the collection – Melvin – The inspiration for Song For The Mute collections always starts with fabrication letting the fabric inspire us, to see it move and let it quite organically inspire the design process. Lyna – This season it feel into place quite organically we picked all our favourite tones in the fabric’s between black and white picking out also tones of grey as this is was the biggest inspiration and also the title of the our collection “Grey ”
Explain the partnership with Harrolds –
Harrolds has always been the home of Song For The Mute, they have the biggest range of Song For The Mute in the world globally, Stocking our collection after Song For The Mute Winning “Australian designer of the Year ” award.
We are the only Australian designers within the store, and after our collaboration with Harrolds x Song For The Mute which was released in store last month, we wanted to continue that relationship as they are the perfect partner, Song for The Mute being the only on-site menswear show for the week, Harrolds being seen as the best menswear store in Australia and its a chance for them to show there support to the industry, and without them we wouldn’t have been able to this calibre of a show without the ongoing support of Harrolds.