Saint Augustine Academy's alliteratively titled AW09 collection Corpus Christi Carol not only marks a sartorial sharpening of the Sydney label's rock aesthetic, but more importantly, their first foray into womenswear. Ladies, now there's no excuse for borrowing (and destroying) your significant other's beloved threads...

Taking cues from dandyism, London Mods, bikie culture and of course, music - designer Alvin Manalo has crafted a highly wearable collection that imbues modern classics such as the tuxedo jacket and waistcoat with the hedonistic rush of youth and an appreciation for the little things. From asymmetrical zippers to cropped proportions, the difference is in the detail.

If you're stumped for Christmas options I highly recommend dropping by the Saint Augstine Academy store - 642 Bourke St, Surry Hills.