I first came across the label Sabfivefive during Telstra Perth Fashion Festival a few months back when I met the label’s designer Sabrina Wong. We hit it off instantly. I then visited her in her Claremont store, where we talked about fashion, life, family…absolutely everything really. She is so passionate about design – you can really sense this when you talk to her.
Sabfivefive revolves around the art of creating and its aesthetic is quite androgynous. Her garments are often distressed with a punk edge. Another aspect of Sabfivefive which I find very interesting is that Sabrina deconstructs and reconstructs pre-loved items. You can take a pre-loved item to her and she can create something new from it, encouraging sustainability and reinvention.
Ethnic elements are also present in many of her styles. I found this flowy white dress – titled the ‘Monk’ dress, which I adore. There’s something about wearing something long and floaty – I almost feel like O-Ren Ishii from Kill Bill!
It is Sabrina’s mentality towards fashion, sustainability and reinvention that makes Sabfivefive special. She is constantly reconstructing and deconstructing garments to ensure nothing is wasted.
Sabfivefive > Shop 4, St. Quentin Plaza, 22 St. Quentin Avenue, Claremont WA 6010