BECA– USE you’ve loved them from the start and we know you are dying to hear about the latest sabo-stories, including how they rocked New York Fashion Week for SS17, we asked our favourite duo, Thessy and Yiota, all the questions you have secretly been wanting to ask!
Take 5 with us as we chat to the Sabo girls about taking the fashion world by storm and what it feels like to open at NYFW. Of course, in usual Stylehunter style, we’ll also let you in on our speed date with the girls. #stylehunter #squad #upcloseandpersonal
T&Y: It is without a doubt a very daunting and nerve racking moment! But it’s also a reassuring and surreal moment when you take a look around at all of the beautiful models standing in line looking amazing in the new Sabo Luxe styles that we’ve spent so long working on.
SH: From a blog to NYFW….was this something that has come as a huge surprise to you or was it always a part of the bigger picture for you both from the beginning?
T&Y: Showcasing our own collection at NYFW was never in our plans when we first started our fashion blog. It definitely became a goal of ours once we started the online shop but we didn’t expect the opportunity to come about so early on for our Sabo Luxe brand.
SH: You already boast as huge celebrity following. Is there anyone that you are still a little “star-struck” by?
T&Y: Of course! If you follow us on our @saboluxe Instagram account, you will notice that we are absolutely in love with the individual style of certain celebs. Rihanna, Zendaya, Selena Gomez and (of course) Kim K are all featured regularly on our page, and we are totally star-struck by all of them!
SH: Among the other Aussie designers presenting this year at Fashion Palette, who were your stand out favourites?
T&Y: We absolutely loved the intricate mesh beaded dresses in Natalie Rolt’s formal wear collection. To see the pieces up close was incredible!
SH: How important has the Australian Fashion Palette been to your growth and exposure into the international market?’
T&Y: For Sabo Luxe in particular, our work with Fashion Palette has been extremely beneficial in the helping to launch the label and catapulting it into the international market. Since then we have now featured the brand on celeb babes including Gigi Hadid and Ariana Grande!
SH: What are your favourite pieces from your latest Sabo-luxe collection?
T&Y: We are obsessed with the silk maxi dress and the lace playsuit with dramatic sleeves that we wore to NYFW.
SH: Do you contribute equally to the design process or does one of you take the lead?
T&Y: Thessy is our Creative Director so she takes the lead on the design process by developing the creative concept of the collection for our in-house designer. Once the designs are completed and we begin the physical sampling process, we work closely as a team to refine the designs, establish further collection direction and most importantly, decide on the right fabrics and really nail the fit of each garment.
SH: Fashion is a fiercely competitive space; how do you protect your confidence around what you do in order to keep producing and growing year after year
T&Y: With Sabo Luxe, we create pieces that we love and want to wear. We’re lucky in that we have a dedicated following of consumers that love our personal style so we create pieces that we feel are on trend and translate well to our consumers.
SH: What is the most surprising thing that has transpired through your business since your inception?
T&Y: Being featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 has definitely been the most surprising and surreal moment since the creation of Sabo Skirt. We are still beyond proud and excited to be featured within this list.
SH: How do you see your brand evolving in the next 3-5 years?
T&Y: Brand and product expansion is definitely on our list of goals for the next few years. Hopefully, there will be big things to come for Sabo!
Let’s go on a Speed Date!
Flats or Heels? Flats! For both of us!
Favourite Instagram Accounts? At the moment we are both loving @gypsea_lust and her amazing travel pics!
What is your go to “off-duty” outfit? Double Denim (T) / white shirt, denim shorts and sneakers (Y)
Lipgloss or lipstick? It’s unanimous…Gloss!
What is your favourite place to unwind? Beach/beach
Your favourite indulgence? Hot chips (T) / Chocolate (Y)
Something we might not know about you…yet…. I have a phobia of flying (T) / I’ve been married for 3 years! (Y)
What is your favourite App? Instagram
Who are your current modern day style icons? We wouldn’t call them icons but we’re definitely loving Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner’s style atm
The one thing you cannot live without? Our family (including dogs)
What’s on your current playlist? Deja vu – Malone + Justin Bieber