You know him from the soccer field as Australia’s star scorer, but Tim Cahill has always fostered a lifelong love of fashion. Mixing the technical trims of premium sportswear with international street style, the result is Cahill+. We sat down with Tim to get the lowdown on his latest venture.
Myer: What is the inspiration behind your brand? How did you start?
Tim Cahill: When I was living in New York there was such a creative vibe, and the street style is a total reflection of this. There are so many different types of people on the street and I found myself people-watching all the time. Starting my own line came along as an opportunity a bit out of the blue, but once I gave it some thought it seemed like such a natural fit. I had been surrounded by fashion for long enough to have my own style and was now in a place in my career where I had more time to be involved.
M: Who is the Cahill+ man?
TC: I want Cahill+ to be a really accessible brand. I see it as being for the male who has a sense of style but also likes to be comfortable in what he wears. We work really hard in creating clothing that is fashion forward, combining the look of streetwear with the wearability and comfort of sports performance.
M: Describe the Cahill+ creative process…
TC: I work closely with our creative director Alvin Manalo to create each collection. We discuss influences and themes to bring into the range as well as colours and features of the pieces. We’ve also recently expanded our creative collaborators, with Vince Frost of Frost Collective coming on board to design some great new prints for the collection.
Tim wears the Thunder bomber jacket, Legacy Long Sleeve top and the T-17 pant all available at selected stores.
M: What trends can we expect to see coming through in the new season?
TC: The collection you will see in Myer this year has been inspired by my time in China. So there is a strong oriental influence, with traditional Chinese motifs reworked for the modern consumer.
M: What trend do you think every guy should try?
TC: Incorporating sportswear elements in your day-to-day looks. It brings an element of comfort and consideration to your look.
M: What’s one timeless item every guy should invest in?
TC: I’m a fan of a great watch – they don’t go out of style.
M: What would your dream purchase be?
TC: I love when new collaborations are released in shoes and in fashion. Anything that is a bit different, especially when it involves pairing two different creative styles together.
Shop Cahill+ online here.
Cahill+ is available in-store at Myer Bondi, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne City.