Where do you source your items?

All of the garments belong to an extensive personal collection curated by Octavius La Rosa, acquired from collectors all over the globe for over a decade. The collection currently consists of over 3,500 garments. Half of the collection is available online to purchase, the other half is the personal, rare runway not-for-sale garments which reside in storage.

Where does the knowledge of the garments come from?

Octavius has a broad range of knowledge for the designers and has been intensely researching for many years via books, magazines, catalogues and the internet. His knowledge and passion for Rei Kawakubo : Comme des Garçons in particular allows him to curate his collection with a keen understanding for each individual garment.

Do we loan to stylists for shoots?

Octavius is currently loaning garments for museum exhibitions and press features on the collection. Due to the fragile nature and rarity of the garments we are not currently loaning to stylists for fashion editorials, with some exceptions of high end publications. Contact us for more info on this. 

 Do you have a boutique?

Yes we have two stores in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at Level 3 and Level 4 Curtin House (252 Swanston Street) more info on them here