Gauge81

Brainchild of Colombia-born designer Monika Silva and Amsterdam-based fashion industry veteran Gijsje Ribbens, Gauge81 articulates modern-day femininity through the study of proportion. Underpinned by a fascination with scale and a fluency in knitwear, the of-the-moment label takes its name from the density of stitches in its garments, suffixed by the duo’s lucky numbers for good measure. Gauge81 showcases the strength of contrast in its display of exaggerated dimensions: uber-tiny miniskirts are offset by billowing oversized trench coats and sweaters. This experimentation with sillhouette achieves an air of mystique salient in contemporary notions of sensuality; the label demonstrates a calculated application of innuendo in an enigma of sheer organza and shoulder-exposing styles. Gauge81’s au courant interpretation of the feminine is comprehensive, with the label’s Italian-sourced textiles enabling easy machine-washing for the time-pressed wearer. In an age where sexiness is measured by a seeming aloofness towards one’s appearance, Gauge81 provides a fitting uniform.

Gauge81 - Tan Cashmere Oversized Devon Sweater

Gauge81

Tan Cashmere Oversized Devon Sweater

$885

Gauge81 - Tan Nairobi Trench Coat

Gauge81

Tan Nairobi Trench Coat

$835

Gauge81 - Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

Gauge81

Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

$660

Gauge81 - Grey Stretch Dakota Jacket

Gauge81

Grey Stretch Dakota Jacket

$555

Gauge81 - Green Cashmere Alice Sweater

Gauge81

Green Cashmere Alice Sweater

$555

Gauge81 - Blue Cashmere Alice Sweater

Gauge81

Blue Cashmere Alice Sweater

$555

Gauge81 - Black Preston Turtleneck

Gauge81

Black Preston Turtleneck

$500

Gauge81 - Black Stretch Manhattan Trousers

Gauge81

Black Stretch Manhattan Trousers

$480

Gauge81 - Black Linda Shirt

Gauge81

Black Linda Shirt

$475

Gauge81 - Grey Stretch Miami Dress

Gauge81

Grey Stretch Miami Dress

$415

Gauge81 - Tan Durban Trench Trousers

Gauge81

Tan Durban Trench Trousers

$415

Gauge81 - Black Rome Miniskirt

Gauge81

Black Rome Miniskirt

$415

Gauge81 - White Santiago Shirt

Gauge81

White Santiago Shirt

$410

Gauge81 - Tan Cape Town Long Sleeve Shirt

Gauge81

Tan Cape Town Long Sleeve Shirt

$410

Gauge81 - Black Venice Boxer Shorts

Gauge81

Black Venice Boxer Shorts

$410

Gauge81 - Green Venice Boxer Shorts

Gauge81

Green Venice Boxer Shorts

$410

Gauge81 - Green Milan Skirt

Gauge81

Green Milan Skirt

$400

Gauge81 - Black Milan Skirt

Gauge81

Black Milan Skirt

$400

Gauge81 - Black Sienna Tank Top

Gauge81

Black Sienna Tank Top

$260

Gauge81 - Green Sienna Bra Tank Top

Gauge81

Green Sienna Bra Tank Top

$260

Gauge81 - White Cannes Tank Top

Gauge81

White Cannes Tank Top

$165