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“Thanks, it’s exclusive”: the RIISE x UNIKSPACE pieces that will get all the compliments

Photography By Michael Comninus for RIISE
Published 30.08.22

The RIISE x UNIKSPACE exclusives are here to reinvigorate your wardrobe.

Sydney-based fashion label UNIKSPACE combines high-quality designs with minimalist ease. Drawing from both Australian and Scandinavian influences, it celebrates elevated basics, simple elegance and environmental responsibility.

It’s why we love this brand and chose to partner with it for our first-ever exclusive clothing collection. We worked with UNIKSPACE to take some of its most popular designs and give them a luxurious twist. The result is three pieces from the label’s adored hero collection reimagined in two unique colourways: refined navy and burgundy – both of which are enduring and exciting in equal measure.

It isn’t just the colours that make this collection unique. The Venus dress, Ling top and Ida pant are all crafted from 100 per cent luxurious deadstock silk. The natural deadstock fabric is sourced from Wall Fabrics and then sent to Bali to be handmade into the range of exclusives by a team of independent makers.

The limited supply of this particular fabric is a big element of this collection’s appeal. “It really gives that special feel of ‘this is it: once it’s gone, you can’t get it anymore’”, UNIKSPACE co-founder Elin Marcic says. It’s also a reminder that these beautifully made garments are investment pieces to be kept on rotation for years to come. 

The romantic styling of the RIISE x UNIKSPACE collection speaks to women who appreciate free-flowing silhouettes, simple elegance and refined design. “They definitely have that luxury feel but are also comfortable and easy to wear at the same time,” Elin says. The garments’ customisable features also mean they cater for – and suit – a range of different body shapes. 

Michael Comninus for RIISE

HOW TO STYLE THE RIISE X UNIKSPACE EXCLUSIVES

LING TOP 

As a standalone piece, the Ling top offers an enormous advantage for many different body shapes, particularly women with larger busts. “It’s super flattering on a curvy body … [and you] can customise it to fit,” Elin says. The feminine drawstring detail allows you to pull it up and wear it as a super crop, or, if you don’t want to show any skin, lengthen to wear it longer. The loose one-size fit with oversized sleeves also means it will move with you throughout the years. Pair the Ling top with a dark coloured wide jean for a daytime look, or match it with a pair of recycled vegan leather trousers or a skirt to dress it up for an event. 

IDA PANT

The Ida pant is the perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe. Though elegant in look and feel, this pant can easily be dressed down with a crisp white tee, sneakers and classic hoops for running errands. Or, for something more elevated, just add a strappy heel and some delicate jewellery.

Michael Comninus for RIISE

LING TOP & IDA PANT AS A MATCHING SET 

When it comes to deciding which items you’ll invest in, choosing the Ling top and Ida pant as a set is a smart choice. “You will want to wear [these pieces] again and again, which is part of being sustainable as well,” Elin says. The rising trend of matching sets makes sense: they’re ideal for putting together an outfit that takes little to no effort to plan and, as mentioned, can also be mixed and matched easily with other items in your wardrobe. 


VENUS DRESS

The Venus dress steps it up a notch, but that doesn’t mean it’s a “wear once” item. “You can wear this beautiful piece to a special event and then wear it 10 years later and it won’t look dated,” Elin says. It features a plunging V neckline (which is also mirrored at the back) and falls elegantly around the body. “This dress lends itself to a lot of different body shapes,” Elin says. “It’s one you could wear with a bigger bust, nine months pregnant, or be super tiny and show off that beautiful V as it’s reversible as well.” The removable waist tie means you can also just let the layers of fabric drape around the body.

While there’s no doubt this dress would be perfect for a special event, Elin suggests also layering it over a T-shirt and adding some sneakers to pare it back. “That’s how we love wearing all our styles,” she laughs.

Each of the exclusive pieces brings back effortless sophistication and fun to getting dressed. Plus, you can guarantee that you’ll be the only one at the party (or grocery shop if you wish) with the exclusive outfit on.

You can shop RIISE x UNIKSPACE exclusives here.

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