Brisbane A-listers and fashionistas have already gravitated towards James Street (or plan to) to view the newest boutique on the block stocking some of Australia’s favourite premium brands; Tyson and Peppa.
The boutique’s owner, blogger and stylist, Josh Kilroy, has chosen to use a wide range of premium brands, including Maticevski, Michael Lo Sordo, Dion Lee, One Fell Swoop, Zhivago and Haryono Setiadi to serve his ethos to provide “beautiful dresses for beautiful women going somewhere beautiful.”
And what do you need when you’ve found the perfect dress for that black tie gala, cocktail event or celebration? The perfect shoes of course!
“From an early age I've always had a fascination with shoes - insert Carrie Bradshaw pun! - because, well, they always fit! Shoes speak of your personal style immediately. Before clothes, makeup and hair, we will always be glancing to the floor for that fab pair of footwear,” Josh says.
Josh and Nat from Nat-Sui have been friends and business associates for about five years, with Josh working quite heavily with Nat when he was freelance styling.
“I've been speaking to Nat about this [business collaboration] for a little while now, but we initially brainstormed over brunch and came up with the bespoke Tyson and Peppa line.”
The Tyson and Peppa line, as collaborated by Nat-Sui Shoes, will feature three pairs of heels and one set of flats, in a variation of leather and suede.
Similar to the Nat-Sui product range, the shoes are 80 per cent handmade and have been road tested for chic-ness and comfort. We think they’ve got the paring just right with their neutral, grey, black, white and tan options.
Josh says he had 100 per cent creative control over the process, with Nat becoming his sounding board for what women actually want.
“With Nat’s extensive experience within the footwear industry, I could really rely on her to say 'wow, you're doing well' or 'too far!' Plus, she questioned and reminded me to ensure the style is something that real women actually want. She's a godsend!
“The biggest challenge for us was restraint! I have a serious knack for the design process and if I had unlimited resources I would have done a full SS16 collection,” he says.
So are there any other collaborations he’d like to see for Tyson and Peppa? Josh says he’d love to collaborate with some more amazing Aussie designers such as Dylan Kain bags and Mode Collective shoes.
“Working with other Australian brands is something I'm really passionate about. Producing product that's yours and no-one else's is quite an exciting feeling to have experienced.”
Tyson + Peppa
1/161 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley
P 3252 2760 www.tysonpeppa.com