Located at 769E Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, at the corner of a bustling thoroughfare and an equally tranquil and beautiful tree-lined residential street, Lucente Collective prides itself on the passionate delivery of stylish, beautifully made and wearable clothing, shoes, jewellery, bags and products for the home. Lucente Collective has built its growing reputation on the foundation of one simple aspiration, to provide its clients with unparalleled, impeccable and personal service. It does so with the backing of a diverse and multi-talented team, including stylists, social media influencers, visual merchandisers and a sales staff that runs the gamut from uni students to mums. Its diverse range encompasses globally sourced high-end brands from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Brazil, France and Denmark. These brands include – among a great deal of others - Anine Bing, Bird and Kite, Cecilie Copenhagen, Ena Pelly, Nobody Denim, Hansen & Gretel, The Dreamer Label, Saint Helena, Veja and Viktoria & Woods. Lucente Collective is a veritable one-stop-shop oasis, housing thoughtful and considered gift ideas, such as candles, fragrances and skincare, alongside a pragmatically varied footware range that includes boots, sandals, sneakers, heals and wedges. Add to this an accessory cornucopia spilling forth with bags, belts, bracelets, necklaces, rings, sunglasses and scarves and it is more than safe to say that a day’s worth, even a season’s worth, of shopping is more than adequately fulfilled.

As stunning and mesmerising as Lucente Collective’s product range is, it is but a mere portion of the boutique’s lasting emotional imprint. To be real, things unto themselves are merely things, even articles of clothing. When considered within the context of environment and space, however, things move beyond their mere mundane nature, taking on an almost magical quality indicative of the intrinsic harmony at play between form and space. Enter Therese Carrodus’ Full of Grace, the design company responsible for the artistic backdrop against which Lucente Collective genuinely pulsates. Polished concrete floors and expansive front and corner glass windows imbue the retail space with an almost midair-suspension aspect. From the inside, the feelings are very cosy and intimate, as though you were casually stepping into someone’s warm and inviting home. An unmistakable and intentional feminine and airy aura gives rise to an international vibration, one that is set off by warm, blush tones balanced by an array of indigo and grey hues. Additional spatial harmony is achieved via varying textures – marble, painted timber panels, whitewashed veneer bespoke cabinetry and sheer fabric-hanging lightshades. These specific textures, of course, are not random. They have been chosen so as to completely and fully highlight the beauty and detail of the surrounding wares. Perhaps the pre-eminent design feature is the centrally located crimson marble countertop, which has been contrasted intensely and effectively against a navy counter body. The result? The femininity of the colour pink effortlessly pervades the entirety of the retail space. Adding to the dreamlike and ethereal reminiscence of the boutique, floating cabinetry has been utilised, as well as handmade and hand-aged brass Deco-style knobs, knobs that remind one of small hand s cupping a round disc.

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MLM - MERCI SILK MIDI DRESS - PIERRE PRINT

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ARAMINTA JAMES - LONG SLEEVE SET - TIE DYE BLUE

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Finally, it is very much worth mentioning the changeroom area in Lucente Collective. More times than not, changerooms evoke feelings of isolation, a feeling that you have finally completed the journey, only now to be considered an afterthought. It could be argued that the final step in the Lucente Collective journey is the grand finale. Painted timber panels on the walls and ceiling, thick brushed cotton curtains in light denim-blue notes, floating backlit mirrors that bathe you in a sea of light, polished brass hooks and tan leather poufs remind you of where you are and why you are. The changerooms, very simply and authentically, are intimate and connected extensions of the greater atmosphere. The harmony at play between space and form at Lucente Collective is nearly beyond words. It is something that must be experienced to be believed.

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