What is Kablooie all about?
Do you love bold, colourful quirky fashion? Love having something fresh and different from the crowds? Been crushing hard on brands like Gorman? Well, I am soooo glad you stopped by.
Because Kablooie is a small batch, HANDMADE fashion label for the bold, the bright and the fabulous - and that's you! (Uh-huh. Absolutely.)
When you browse the online store, you'll find vibrant colours, bold oversized prints and quirky designs you can style your own way. Kablooie is all about unexpected, oversized and playful design stories on fabric. You'll be amazed at how often you are approached jus tto be told how amazing you look, and asked 'where did you get that dress?!.
Each piece of Kablooie clothing is carefully made to order for you, in Brisbane Australia. All of my fabric designs are commissioned from independant local designers. You can't find them anywhere else - I print all my own fabric through another small Australian business - Nerida Hansen.
One of the best parts? My size range starts at size 4 and goes right through to size 24 (and I'm happy to custom make larger or smaller sizes - just ask) because fabulous clothes are for EVERY body. All my pieces are designed to be relaxed fit, fun and easy to wear.
Handmade sustainable Fashion that's Fun?
Abso-LUTE-ly. Each Kablooie piece is handmade to order for you, from custom printed fabric. Garments are individually handcut, then sewn in small batches, by a team of local Brisbane seamstresses. Seamstresses are paidng to award rates, and sew in their own home studios, on their own schedule. Even fabric offcuts are used to make my signature clashing pockets, sleeve pieces, binding and accessories like scrunchies and bags.
And when your special piece is finished? I post it out to you in re-useable, compostable, environmentally friendly satchels, in a crisp brown paper package that's a joy to unwrap. It’s slow and sustainable small batch fashion.... that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Cos fashion should be fun, and your clothes should make you happy right? AMIRIGHT? #YepImRight
Check out each of my designer collections - created in collaboration with independant australian artists and designers, often with a quirky Australian theme. And don't forget to browse my delicious accessory collection, each a fun collaboration with another handmade Australian business.
Become a Kablooie VIP
Kablooie is small batch, handmade to order. I stock the uncut fabric, exclusive to my brand (not finished clothes), so stock numbers online are an estimate of what I can make with the fabric in stock, in a reasonable time. This is not fast fashion. But it's WORTH the wait. New collections often sell out fast. To be in the know about restock dates and times, and even get some sneaky pre launch access, join my VIP email group to get the goods emailed straight to you. You'll also get a little bonus welcome gift - a $10 shopping voucher to use on your first purchase.
Oh, and sometimes I make RAD limited edition stuff that's not on the website. If that sounds like your thing, check out my fabulous private shopping group on Facebook and get involved in the fun. It's exclusive and its super popular - join in on shopping nights and feel the adrenaline rush!
Oh, and you wanna know about me? Read on!
Keneena Fanning - Bio.
Lover of colour, words, puns, pattern clash and donuts. Definitely not a perfectionist. Keneena Fanning is the creator, maker and doer at Kablooie Store, her micro fashion label full of big bold happy pieces. Kablooie Store's vision? To create fun fashion pieces for you that look fabulous, and make you feel deep-down happy!
A Brisbane-based wife and mum of three, Keneena has worked previously in economics, strategic financing, and project management, and holds a business degree in economics and resources management. True story.
Now, in between dreaming up new colour clashes, collaborating with amazing creatives and managing a growing group of seamstresses and employees, Keneena finds joy in the happy chaos of family and church life, loves to exercise and dreams of one day doing one handed pushups. Followed by a pepperoni pizza. Life is busy, crazy, and incredible.