Thursday Sunday is Iris Cuaresma & Mara Tonetti, two long time friends turned designers. Seeking an escape from the grind of their respective 9 to 5 jobs the pair founded Thursday, Sunday in 2009.
Based in Melbourne, the duo’s practice has a strong base in pattern and refined shape. Working with natural fibres such as denim, linen, silk and cotton, Thursday, Sunday is a label that speaks of both function and wearability.
Inspired by the colour compositions of Belgian artist Koen Van Den Broek, Iris and Mara have created a dreamy AW collection. Cropped denim trousers sit amongst high-necked linen tops, frayed pants and re-worked tunics that meld to the wearer and their wardrobe.
We spoke to the girls about where they find inspiration, working together and their latest collection…
Can you tell us a bit about your latest AW collection?
Thursday, Sunday’s AW15 Collection is inspired by the work of artist Koen Van Den Broek. Specifically his use of block colour compositions which give a sense of rawness but at the same time balance and symmetry. The use of bold prints and contrast reference his work whilst maintaining the Thursday, Sunday aesthetic of simplicity and quality finishes.
You've been working together for a number of years now, how did Thursday, Sunday come about?
We have known each other for over 15 years and have been the closest of friends for equally as long. It all started when we were looking for something more than our 9-5 jobs - it started as a hobby and grew to where we are today.
What's inspired your installation here with us at MHD?
Our inspiration behind this installation is our most recent collaboration with Folk Collective. This collaboration brought about a fresh look, a new story and a different perspective to our new collection.
For us there is never one way of looking at things and collaborating brings about new and exiting ideas.
What is next for Thursday, Sunday? Do you have any exciting projects on the horizon?
We are currently in the process of designing our new collection and we have some pretty exiting collaborations coming up as well, which we will be revealing soon!
Photographs by Elise Wilken