Mr Ryan Russell

Fast Facts

Biography

Director of Russell & George, Mr Russell is a registered architect working across multiple disciplines - architecture, interiors and industrial, graphic and set design. Further examples of his work can be found at ryanrussell.com.au. www.russellandgeorge.com

Recent Work

  • Aesop, Melbourne Aesop, Melbourne
  • Fashion Shop, Melbourne Fashion Shop, Melbourne
  • Crumpler, Melbourne Crumpler, Melbourne

Mr Russell's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Attica. I recommend the snow crab served with chikumanishiki kizan sake.”

BEST BAR

Huxtable.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“Sandy Point. It is near Wilson’s promontory, about three hours drive from Melbourne. It is delightful for a weekend getaway, it has a relaxed feeling and the beach is vast, generally deserted, rough and rugged.”

TOP CITY

“Melbourne. It is a city that consistently reinvents itself but still manages to keep it all generally hidden. Also, Rome. It is a city that I find vibrant, warm, full of life and in a constant battle with its past.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“I recently went to Hotelli Yopuu in Jyvaskyla, Finland. It was warm, friendly and has one of the best restaurants I have been to for quite some time. In Rome, Hotel Aleph for its attention to detail, and in Florence, Hotel Continentale, as the rooms were some of the best-designed rooms I have been in. It was understated elegance.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Crumpler Dederang Heist, laptop briefcase.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

Comme des Garçons . Always dynamic, fresh and detail-focussed.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“Tailored jackets in a variety of styles, colour and shapes.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Kate Beckinsale.”

STYLE ICON

“Jack Kerouac. Individual, and a unique mix of the ugly and the graceful.”

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STYLE TIP

“Engage designers to make things specifically for you.”

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TAILOR

“Most custom pieces are made by a designer friend, Graham Green, who makes the best trousers I have ever worn. Dry cleaning is always done by Bancofts on Toorak Road, South Yarra.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Maison Martin Margiela . They are always beautiful to wear and always seem to allow for the shirt to be comfortable when sitting, standing or under jackets.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

Balenciaga .”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Narrow leg, flat front trousers in black wool. Lanvin .”

JEANS BRAND

“Slim fit, straight leg jeans by A.P.C.

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Calvin Klein Underwear boxer briefs.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Single breasted, single button suit jacket, worn with the collar up.”

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SHOE MAKER

“Boots by Maison Martin Margiela . They are always an interesting shape and full of subtle detail.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Kevin Murphy Night Rider. It is a great all round hair styling product for firm, but not stiff, hold.”

DREAM CAR

“1960 Karmann Ghia coupe or convertible.”

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WATCH BRAND

“I don't wear a watch.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“An Espresso machine.”

BEST BOOK

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler. For its ironic domesticity.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“David Sylvian, Dead Bees on a Cake. It is a beautiful mixture of light and dark themes, with some amazing collaborations from a variety of artists.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Russell