It’s impossible to find local Instagram mogul-come-model-come-actor Cameron Robbie in the same spot. Commuting between Sydney and Los Angeles, the brother of celebrated Aussie export Margot Robbie has found himself on his own route to Hollywood fame, and with it has garnered a growing social media following and laid-back sense of style. Hailing from Sydney, the 23-year-old is innately drawn to summer silhouettes – an ode to his native country – fused with what he described as “European glam”.
For the up-and-comer, he counts resort house Jacquemus, film royalty Timothée Chalamet and an unlikely Melbourne-based barista, Jordan Makes as his endless source of inspiration. This is translated into unique denim, coveted sneakers and a renewed take on sartorial classics. Looking for inspiration? Cameron Robbie takes over the ICON User Manual as we peek into his Instagram feed.
A Relaxed Affair
In Australia, we’re blessed with balmy winter days and even warmer summers. The laid-back lifestyle and liking to the outdoors is inescapable and has resulted in an affinity with relaxed style. Bold style cues drawn from the indisputable rise of streetwear has seeped into new-age brands and includes colour blocking, prints and spliced blazers. And whether it be a weekend wedding or everyday workwear, classic tailoring and sartorial classics have regressed into softer silhouettes and lightweight fabrication – though that’s not to say an expertly fitted suit is redundant.
Founded by James Wakefield and Robin McGowan, Australian-based brand InStitchu believes there should be no shortcuts when it comes to a good suit. While bespoke tailoring was traditionally reserved for the notable and wealthy, the entrepreneurial duo have made the experience accessible to the everyday man, looking for a specific fit. With showrooms in Australia, New Zealand and North America, InStitchu invites customers to experience a fitting with a dedicated stylist – the design, up to you.
Speaking to ICON following its first year, creative director and founder Shayne Tino described the By Him man to “take risks and push boundaries”. That is exactly the aesthetic of the self-created label and with it, the entrepreneur has garnered a local and international fan base most notably seen on local musicians and athletes. The pieces boast monochromatic prints and unique palettes of colour – made to be worn day or night.
For Robert Malizia and the team behind The Fury, nostalgic fan favourite films such as Pulp Fiction, Wild At Heart and Bad Lieutenant have provided the cornerstone of the brand. Infusing the sensibilities of Europe’s menswear scene into fitted suiting and its recognisable shirting, references from arthouse cinema is seen in deep colour hues of navy and wine while confident prints in the form of vintage florals and iterations of marble.
Nowadays, sneakers are undoubtedly the epitome of ‘cool’ and as such luxury houses have jumped on board the chunky trend for an elevated take as lead by the likes of OG sneaker giants, Jordan Brand, Nike and Adidas. Thanks to a spike in celebrity and brand-to-brand collaborations, the footwear realm is more vast and interesting than ever and has resulted in an overwhelming generation of hype. In turn, resellers and curated collections from streetwear brands such as GOAT and Stadium Goods have grown.
Whether it be a limited-edition style, collab or fresh colourway for a standard silhouette, now is a better time than ever to experiment. Lending urban appeal, try a basic look up top and go for a bold kick or try subtle trends such as chunky tread for a safer approach.
Founded in 2015 – a relatively late entrance into the sneaker sphere – Los Angeles-based GOAT is said to be the safest way to buy and sell sneakers. Housing some of the most coveted styles at any given time, the retail destination is the apt platform to discover new and interesting silhouettes and colour combinations. And with an authentication service, you know what you’re getting is legit.
Dubbed the “stock market” for all things from art to fashion, users can easily sell, bid and buy on one of the biggest reselling retailers. Here, you can find retro styles of Air Jordan and Nike, not to be found anywhere else – its dedicated sneaker Instagram account a wealth of inspiration when searching for your next buy.
For those opting for new styles, Stadium Goods from New York scours the sneaker realm for cult pieces and unique iterations, made available to its customers. As well as offering up a considered collection of streetwear, the one-stop-shop favours brands such as Converse and Jordan Brand. You can cop Off-White collaborations, revived Jumpman silhouettes as well as niche partnerships, difficult to find anywhere else.
For more inspiration, direct from Cameron Robbie, check out his Instagram here. And hit your own explore page to influence your revived summer kit.