Di Lunedi has been a long term goal of mine. I have always needed to create and be creative. I designed the memory bracelet a few years ago and have always had the intention to build on the collection. Last year I spent some time in Florence, which has always felt like a second home to me and of course offers plenty of inspiration. It felt like the right time to establish and explore the possibilities of Di Lunedi.
There is so much in the detail of Lee’s clothes that at first glance appear simplistic, but look closer and you can see the consideration that has gone into the process of designing and making them. It is that same narrative that I hope to embody within the Di Lunedi aesthetic. That ongoing communication with customers is the motivation behind it all…it is an opportunity to hear the story after it has left the store.
I love how pieces are personalised, whether purchased by three friends who all live on different continents or as a good luck charm. Each piece begins to tell its own story. I recently made a pair of the Spaghetti earrings for a friend who was getting married in Bali. We added a simple pearl charm that matched the scattering of pearls stitched across her veil.
I have an articulated fish charm that my grandmother brought back from one of her travels. I was always fascinated by its kinetic movement and still am!
Yes, in many ways each piece carries through this common theme. Each design is based on simple lines with consideration to how it feels to wear, how subtle detailing and delicacy add to the way it will mould to the body. To be worn like an extension of the owner each piece is characteristic of our daily routines. One of my favourite pieces, the Flat edge cuff has a beautiful warmth to it when worn - I find its solidness comforting.
I so enjoy the creative process of design and experimentation… fine-tuning the weight or the finish. I have a beautiful husband and wife team I work with closely in Bali. We work in the studio in Ubud to either cast or shape the designs, adjusting the details along the way. Once complete we use the design as the basis for production.
I am lucky to play dress up every day! I gravitate to classic styles with a point of difference. Whether it's in the construction or the fabric I love to feel comfortably elegant.
My LM cashmere scarf - it has been everywhere with me! I am also drawn to beautiful shirting as many of my customers will attest… I love playing with cuff details.
I’ve loved my time in both & of course in each city my heartstrings are pulled for the other. The flowers & daily markets in Melbourne, family & bright open spaces in Brisbane…