Fin is an innovative new Melbourne retail space delivering a unique art-meets-fashion venture has opened its doors along the more undiscovered part of High St, Prahran.
The unique and considered boutique is the brainchild of Roxy Green, a local swimwear designer and daughter of Quiksilver company co-founder Alan Green. After studying at the Melbourne School of Fashion then Business at Bond University, Roxy reverted to her strong fashion roots establishing her own creative philosophy. “Fin is a destination that celebrates and supports Australian designers and local artists,” says Roxy. The boutique showcases Roxy’s debut swimwear collection, Finnigan, made from luxe Italian fabric and stylised through a range of elegant yet edgy silhouettes.
Set against a backdrop of fresh coloured swimwear and modern accessories, sculptural installations and cool canvas prints populate the gallery floor. Every three months a new exhibition, hand picked to align with the gallery’s contemporary aesthetic, is displayed and available to purchase. Past exhibitors include sculptor Max Gurrie, while the current artist to adorn the gallery walls is his offspring, remarkable in his own right, painter Josh Gurrie.
The store fitout came courtesy of architect and interior designer Zarinan Gurrie, whose modern signature style complements Roxy’s designs. There is a subtlety and attention to fine detail, such as the array of pendant lights that hang intricately throughout the store against the gallery white walls in the open and light-‐filled space. Everything from the richly coloured wooden tables to the clothes hangers have been meticulously handmade by mentor Max Gurrie, making every piece in Fin truly special.
In addition to swimwear and artworks, Fin also stocks a carefully sourced selection of jewellery, clothing and a small range of accessories from a talented bunch of upcoming designers.
Open: Tues to Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 12pm – 4pm.
Address: 440 High St, Prahran VIC
Be sure to check out www.finnigan.co
Enjoy, melbgirl x