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Alex and Trahanas’s Latest Collection for Summer Dressing and Entertaining

Embrace the Mediterranean way of life. That’s the mantra of Alexandra Heard and Heleena Trahanas, the pair behind Sydney-born fashion and lifestyle studio Alex and Trahanas.

In November 2017 the duo launched its online platform with breezy linen shift dresses (made in one of Italy’s oldest mills) and handcrafted Apulian vases, and dinner and aperitivo ceramics. Since then the offering has swollen to include a collection of products including Venetian slippers and magazines. The spring-summer 2019/2020 collection, La Bella Figura (which translates to “beautiful figure”), is ideal for rolling lunches and dinners shared with friends and family.

“We wanted to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Australian waters and create our own little Europe through [our] curated world,” says Trahanas. “We love to curate garments, accessories and tablewares that elevate entertaining, considering the whole scene, from what we or our guests would love to wear and feel good in, to how the table is set. We are slowly building out this story.”

The collection includes new linen-cotton-blend garments (made with Apulian hotel Masseria Moroseta); handpainted ceramics, jugs, striped wine buckets and serving platters painted with octopus and lobsters; Chifferi pasta-inspired hoop earrings and golden “limone” studs made in collaboration with Dinosaur Designs artist and designer Louise Olsen; French silk scarves by Paris-based Les Belles Heures; Venetian slippers by Vibi…

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