“How does it feel to be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?” —Bob Dylan

The moment devilish yet trigger-happy Dandy, one half of the dynamic and stylish criminal duo Trix & Dandy, hit a losing streak; his glamorous dame stole away in the middle of the night with her former beau, Mickey.

The pair tripped through the late 1960s, with Trix performing at Woodstock and Mickey teaching hippies that taking LSD actually meant taking every Lock, Stock and Dime.

And so begins the next chapter of the Trix & Dandy story, a dynamic diffusion label born from the creative mind of Michael Pattison.

“During Woodstock, fashion became about expressing yourself, decorating yourself, and showing your spirit in a very different way than it was before,’’ says Pattison. “Throw in a bit of superior tailoring, and you have everything Trix & Dandy is about.”

There is the Joplin-esque look for dynamite divas, with drop shoulders, relaxed tunics, explosive florals with a festival flavour and tie dye patterns. Lizard Kings get to enjoy a hedonistic range of jeans, pants, tees, singlets, shorts hoodies and shirts that are cool, hip and definitely groovy.

Pattison continues to seamlessly blend knits and wovens with other natural fibres (but no hemp); while prints are way out with inkblot birds, Twiggy tripping on paisley and a chick with an afro that’s seriously fierce.

Freedom with a capital ‘F’ was born in Woodstock, and this summer Michael Pattison’s Trix & Dandy allows the love child in you to step out in style.

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