Concentrating on the possibilities of deluxe faux fur, Gun Shy produces a range of jackets and stoles that are glamorous, opulent, sculptural, imposing and technically brilliant. The Gun Shy vision has been embraced by creative luminaries, such as Kate Ceberano, Karen From Finance, Em Rusciano, Violet Chachki and Clairy Browne & endorsed by none other than the legendary Wu Tang Clan.
Gun Shy specialises in Luxurious High End, Hand Made, Faux Fur Jackets. All materials sourced locally and made in her kooky studio. Gun Shy is a custom/made to order business. Creating special garments that people love and cherish and embracing the essence of lavish extravagance and fun is at the heart of her philosophy.
The Collections to date include “Unprecedented” AW21 - an irreverent Capsule Collection. “Dreamland” AW20 - senseless fun to brighten your day. “Big Bad Wolf” AW19 - a textural feast drawing on a dark fantastical scape. “Cirque De Merde” AW18 - a delicious OTT Goth Pop Alien/Clown Collection. “Hollywood” AW17 - power & timeless glamour with a touch of Gun Shy eccentricity. "Pimp It Bitch" AW16 - strikes hard at extreme colour and fierce feminism and "Monster Madness" AW15 - based around Monsters and the Flintstones.
GUN SHY is Kathryn Jamieson
HOW I CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR DREAM JACKET!
Hello Darlings, Kathryn from Gun Shy here, the lovely lady that designs and handmakes all the fabulous things on this website. Thought I would let you know a little about the process and how best to get your ultimate faux fur dream jacket.
All the collections are up, even though some of them aren't available anymore due to fur availability. However, all these styles can be made in other fur options. They also can be a great source of inspiration for you when designing your dream jacket!
If you love a style, just buy it. After purchase, I will contact you personally to discuss details. Things like sizing, colours etc. If you are in Naarm, you can pop into my studio. If you are interstate or overseas, we can do the process via zoom. I have been doing this for years very successfully. I love getting to meet all my customers personally and this is a big part of why I run my small business.
If you are interested in a custom piece, read the different details in the Deluxe Custom section and contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have made all kinds of things for customers. So dream big!
Also note, even though styles are gendered, it doesn’t mean you can’t get it. Some styles are patterned made to suit the binary male/female body shape. However, if I have learnt anything in the years I have been doing Gun Shy, no one body is the same. All body shapes are unique and unbelievably beautiful. So don’t be limited in your choices, contact me directly and we can discuss what is possible.
You can also get in touch with me for lay-by’s. It’s old school but still a beautiful way to slowly get your dream jacket.
Finally, check out instagram @gun_shy_design for all the fabulous ways jacket styles have been adapted for all my wonderful customers. Also, if you want to really keep up to date, sign up to my newsletter.
So get in contact and let me make your dream jacket come to life!
I love you all so much.
(Photo: Rachel Mia Photography/HMUA/Styling @rachel_mia_)
"More than the coat itself ( which is completely and totally dead gorgeous) Gun Shy design is a culture, a cloak to escape from the mundane and everyday! I feel like an artist, a libertine, a femme fatale, smouldering film actress, enfant terrible wearing it. I loan it to fellow artists to feel its magic ( Dallas frasca) she wore it for a Bowie concert! I photograph myself in it incessantly because I feel more than me in it! And sometimes that’s essential just in order to exist!!"
KATE CEBERANO - 5 STARS
"I am totally addicted to Gun Shy ‘Tanzer Stoles’ and her designs!!! Her faux furs stoles are so well made and make me feel like a bloody wild goddess!!!!!! REOOOWWWW LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!"
ELIZA-MAY TOLHURST - 5 STARS
"Feeling so much Joy in my new custom made jacket !! Everyone's looking at me down the street. Peoples heads are turning and they're walking into poles � ! Jacket definitely makes a statement !!! � I couldn't t be happier �� !! You made my dream come to life, thank you so much ��� Will treasure this item for life. Having a custom made jacket by GunShy is a MUST !!"
SIMACHKA AGACHEVA - 5 STARS
CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH
This month Gun Shy salutes the super talented and beautiful Bernie Dieter.
Bernie Dieter has just finished taking London by storm with her show Berlin Underground. Now this beauty is in Singapore about to open La Clique. Not even a worldwide pandemic can stop this extraordinary artist!
I'm so honoured that Bernie wears one helluva Gun Shy jacket in her shows. Nothing was too OTT for this star.
Keep up taking the world by storm Bernie!
GUN SHY LOVES YOU!!!!
Gun Shy acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
We acknowledge that Aboriginal sovereignty has not been ceded.