Thursday, December 31, 2009


Wow, what a year 2009 has been for us. This was the first 12 months that Spader has been selling to the public. We highlight a few moments from the last 365 days in Spader land. Here we go!


We launch our first round of clothing for Spader - 2009 summer range. Let the journey begin!

The world famous DJ Z-Trip in Spader.


Spader gets it's first full page interview in the Canberra Times Newspaper, T.V interview and national television exposure.

Spader volleyball team, Sydney.

Spaders designer John Ruman chats to the local news.

Nacho Pop wears Spader on - So You Think You Can Dance


March was the month for fashion parades and photo shoots.

Fashion parade time, Academy Nightclub.

photo shoots & more photo shoots!


The Spader website launches! You can now order your gear from anywhere in the world via

DJ Titsworth wears Spader while DJing in the USA.


Spader features in US magazine SLAM.


It's winter time and the hoodies have just touched down!

Spader launches in Canberra Globalize store.

Spader features in Canberra Weekly Magazine.

DJ Skee in LA wears Spader.

NZ artist Pieter T wears a Spader hoodie in his debut video.


July sure was a busy month as Rush from Spader headed over to the US & Brazil for photo shoots and attended some major events.

Fashion parade at Holy Grail, Civic.

Michael Jackson memorial in LA.

LA photo shoot in Downtown Los Angeles.

Photo shoot at Venice beach.


Rush landed in Rio De Janeiro soaking up the sun and beautiful beaches. The Spader shoot took place at Ipanema beach, not a bad day at the office! He then headed back to New York to catch up with the 2am Club in Brooklyn for a photo shoot and some hot dogs.

The Christ.

Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro.

Marc Griffin from 2am Club, Brooklyn, New York


After 10 weeks of international spading we got in touch with the local talent - Omar Musa and back into the photo shoots for the summer range.

Omar Musa performing "Play On".

DJ Eric La Peau on the red carpet in New York.


Our blog got a lot of love in October as we interviewed some big name photographers, artists, DJ's and started getting ready for the new summer range!

Mel D.Cole photogrphy.

Photo shoot time!


November saw us show love for the old school Reeboks, more photo shoots for the "new look website" and the Spader designer John Ruman had an exhibiotn showing 3 of his paintings.

Photo shoot @ Manuka pool, Canberra.

Spaders designer had an exhibition showing off his paintings.


2009/2010 summer range launches at Hippo Bar, Meche NIghtclub and Globalize. December was madness as we prepared ourselves for xmas and the new year.

Spader launch @ Hippo Bar.

2010 summer theme song launches. The Regiment ft DJ Felli Fel.

New 2009/2010 summer range

Suits tee from 2009/2010 summer range.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Our good friends 2am Club & DJ Skee will be taking over the Roxy in LA for New Years eve. It’s kind of a big deal…if you’ve ever been to a Roxy NYE - you know its no joke. The countdown, the balloon drop, the confetti - it’s quite an event! It’s affordable…killer lineup…and tons of VIP options. See you there Spaders!




Ladies and gentleman here is the new Michael Jackson video for "This is it" directed by Spike Lee. Even though we are big MJ fans we can't make our minds up just yet on this.. How do you guys feel about the video??? Be good to hear your thoughts.

Michael Jackson - This Is It - Directed by Spike Lee from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


QBN boy Omar Musa has had a very successful 2009 and the Spader team can't wait to see what he gets up to in 2010. Look out for the baritone rappers debut album dropping in the coming months.

1. The Massive EP launch. I have gone through a lot of joy, pain, light and shade to get to the point where I could release my first CD. And a lot of hard work. I’m proud of myself. Love to Kodak, DJ Rush, Roshambo and all the people that rocked out. It was, err…. massive.

2. Tour of Indonesia. Performed poetry and rapped in four cities all over the archipelago and was amazed at the reception I got everywhere, despite the language barrier. Warmest people ever. Hearing the writer of Slumdog Millionaire describe me as a “creative genius” while on tour was also pretty damn good.

3. Releasing my first book of poetry The Clocks. Seven years of work and hard living went into that. Selling out in two weeks and the great critical response was almost as good as the satisfaction of simply seeing my words right there on the page in a beautifully designed book. Shout out to mum and Cole Bennetts for doing the lion’s share of the work on it.

4. Working with Geoff Stanfield again in Seattle. We are a tour de force of a combo. Look out for the full length album coming next year.

5. Travelling with my brothers Bruce and Rex to Vietnam, even if it was only for two weeks. Partying, eating, motorbiking and sailing with your bros through one of the most gorgeous, interesting and vibrant countries on earth is pretty hard to beat.

So many more highlights, but I’ll save those for the autobiography. See you in The Tens. Keep supporting the arts and independent music!

Much love,
Omar Musa


Monday, December 28, 2009


At Spader we are always on the look out for kicks, 2010 summer is all about switching your Spader tee up with some nice shoes. Today we stumbled across Japanese sneaker brand Ubiq via Ubiq has come out with the Fatima Polka Dot Pack. The high top Fatima sneaker comes in beige, brown and black suede with white polka dots all over the upper.