Strange Vacation Manifesto

Strange Vacation is thoughtful fashion.

We take our time because we care — 
About quality over quantity. 
About creating timeless product. 
About streamlined design and minimalist collections. 
We take time so you don’t have to, because we know you have more important things to worry about.

We believe the most valuable thing in life is time, so we don’t intend to waste ours or yours by clogging your feed, your inboxes or your wardrobe. 
We intend to provide only what allows you to move forward in life with ease, confidence and style.

Don’t expect us to follow a seasonal fashion calendar. We aren’t going to create product simply because someone decided every season requires a new collection. 
Don’t expect us to throw out the old when we bring in the new. Our pieces are classics — thoughtfully designed and constructed to be worn, and to withstand the wear and tear of an adventure filled life.

Expect us to surprise you. 
Expect an invitation to strangeness, and excitement. 

Strange Vacation is here to create bold apparel for the unique and timeless individual.
We sincerely hope that our collections will empower you and bring you joy. 

Photo by Molly Quan

This is for the Women

Words: Janne Robinson
Photo: Ian Smith

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This is for the women who don’t give a fuck.
The women who are first to get naked, howl at the moon and jump into the sea.
The women who drink too much whisky, stay up too late and have sex like they mean it.
The women who know they aren’t sluts because they enjoy sex, but human beings with a healthy sexual appetite.
The women who will ask you for what they need in bed.
This is for the women who seek relentless joy; the ones who know how to laugh with their whole souls.
The women who speak to strangers because they have no fear in their hearts.
The ones who wear “night make up” in the morning or don’t own mascara.
The women who know their worth, who plant their feet and roar in their brilliance.
The women who aren’t afraid to tell a man to get the fuck out of her heart if he doesn’t honour her heart.
This is for the women who rock combat boots with frilly skirts.
The women who swear like truck drivers.
The women who hold the people who harass or wrong them with fierce accountability.
The women who flip gender norms and false limitations the bird and live to run successful companies giving “the man” a run for his name.
The ones who don’t find their success a compliment just because they have a vagina.
Women like Gloria Steinem who, when she was told, “We want a writer, not a woman. Go home,” kept writing anyway.
This is for the women who drink coffee at midnight and wine in the morning, and dare you to question it.
For the women who open doors for men and are confident enough to have doors opened for them.
Who use “no” to be in service for themselves.
Who don’t give a damn about pleasing the world, and do sweetly as they wish.
For the superheroes—the single moms who work three jobs to make it. I salute your resilient, cape-flapping, ambitious selves.
This is for the women who throw down what they love, and don’t waste time following society’s pressures to exist behind a white picket fence.
The women who create wildly, unbalanced, ferociously and in a blur at times.
The women who know how to be busy and know how to plant their feet in the earth and get grounded.
These are the women I want around me.