Sep 12, 2012 9:45AM

George Gorrow leaves Ksubi

The end of an era.
George Gorrow with Erin Wasson at Rosemount Fashion Week 2007

Today marks the end of an era for cult Australian fashion label Ksubi, as co-founder George Gorrow is leaving the brand, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Ksubi’s beginnings are somewhat unconventional — the brand has been built from the ground up by a pair of guys with no formal fashion training, who met during a bar fight in LA, bonded over a common dissatisfaction for the denim market at the time and sent rats down the runway in one of their early runway presentations. When you look at it like that, it is kind of amazing that Ksubi has grown up to be as we know it today. 

The brand that epitomises Bondi style has managed to ride the wave of ups and downs over the years and still somehow landed on top (and lets not forget the theft of $1 million of its wares earlier this year). Despite going into liquidation in 2010 — and being saved by Quicksilver Europe founder Harry Hodge — the brand kept producing kick-ass collections over the last few years. We loved their runway show at Fashion Week this year, and their latest AW12 collection has been picked up by UK department stores Harvey Nicholls and Harrods in the UK.
 
In light of this success, George said of his depature, ‘It’s not my nature to leave something on a low…so I thought what better time to leave that on a high?” 
 
We are very sad to see George go and can’t help but wonder what the future will hold for Ksubi. 
 

Rosie Dalton

Latest


'XS' Shot by FEELTHEFUTURE In Oyster #105

From our 20th Anniversary 'Down Under' issue!


Indigenous Icon Bart Willoughby's Got Something To Say [Interview]

Talking to the award-winning musician for Oyster #105.


Kate Moss Stars In Gucci's 'The Jackie' Film

Chased by paps, just like in real life.


Marc Jacobs Gets Dystopian For Spring 15

Beats by Dre headphones, military looks and suburbia.


Betsey Johnson Wins Argument For Marriage Equality @ NYFW

With a queer pastel princess party.


Jimmy Kimmel Successfully Trolls Fashion Week Again

In a game of never have I ever NOT known everything about fashion.


Exclusive: POMS 'Flora' Resort 14 Lookbook

Push the little daisies and make 'em come up.


Moodboards: Celeste Tesoriero Spring 14

Jewellery for broken hearts.


Angus & Julia Stone's Farmhouse Show & Tell [Interview]

Hanging with Rick Rubin's protégés in Oyster #105.


Kanye West Reportedly Hospitalised In Australia

Suffering a migraine in Melbourne.


Vogue US Just Discovered Big Butts

And they cannot lie.


See Jeremy Scott's SS15 Show @ NYFW

She's just being Miley.


Male Birth Control Might Be Here As Soon As 2017

After successful studies on baboons.


Album That Changed My Life: Highasakite

Norweign indie pop angels with much love for Sigur Rós


Wrangler x Holly Ryan Collection

Bohemian dream collab, shot by Ryan Kenny.


We're Livestreaming Burberry's SS15 Show

It's like being front row, but more comfortable.


Emma Balfour Shot By Bowen Arico For Oyster #105

From Oyster's Down Under Issue.


Mid-Week Music: Petite Meller, Perfume Genius, SBTRKT & More

Exclusive remixes and excellent videos!


See Inside The Yeezus Pop Up Shop In Melbourne

South Yarra ain't comin' down.


See The First Looks From Alexander Wang For H&M

Not JUST made up of leggings and crop tops.


It's Official: God Loves Gays

This billboard in the Westboro Baptist Church's home town proves it.


Meet The Apple Watch & iPhone 6's

Shipping on 19 September.


Oyster Fashion: Ocean Blues' Shot By Gavriel Maynard

Part #1 of our adidas Originals By Rita Ora shoot from Oyster #105.


Backstage: Eckhaus Latta SS15 @ NYFW

Keepings things fresh in NYC.


Miley Cyrus Is Crafting The Crap Out Of Jeremy Scott's SS15 Show

Because she doesn't want to "die a pop pop dumb dumb."


Read Spike Jonze & Jonah Hill's Play For Opening Ceremony

An uncomfortable look at modelling.