‘Chic grandma’ is back thanks to Australian brands Zimmermann and Romance Was Born

British model and 1960s’ icon Twiggy inspired Mara & Mine. Credit:Getty “[Crochet] has a one-off, handcrafted feel that is very hard to come by,” they say. “We were drawn to the bohemian feel and style of crochet when visiting coastal regions in Europe, USA and Australia … What we normally find is bright and bold … Read more

Indigenous Fashion Projects show at Australian Fashion Week 2021

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A program of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation, IFP featured six First Nations designers that are all actively growing fashion brands and are part of the IFP Pathways Program supported by David Jones. The Pathways Program was created with the aim of opening up opportunities for Indigenous labels through direct mentorships with the department … Read more

The best bags, shoes, earrings and hair accessories from the Australian Fashion Week runway

Oroton’s runway was a standout for its various takes on neutral bags.

Remember wallets? How about handbags? Somehow during the pandemic we practically stopped using either, since most of what we needed could either a) fit in the pocket of our trackies, or b) tap more easily (and with fewer risks of germ transmission) on our phones. But at Australian Fashion Week, which ended on Friday night, … Read more

A movement, not a moment: Indigenous design in the spotlight at Australian Fashion Week | Australian fashion week

Grace Lillian Lee is used to standing ovations; Australian Fashion week is not. On Wednesday 2 June, the designer and creative director of First Nations Fashion and Design, along with her CEO and fellow designer Teagan Cowlishaw, made history with the first runway show featuring only First Nations talent: on the catwalk, making the clothes, … Read more

Sarah Grant: ‘Wearing a swimsuit wasn’t a problem for me because 70 is the new 50’ | Australian fashion week

Sarah Grant donned a swimsuit to make her Australian fashion week runway debut on Thursday, at the age of 71. Wearing a black scoop-neck one-piece with a breezy floral over shirt, Grant walked the Aqua Blu show to a capacity crowd at Carriageworks in Sydney. “It’s great for older women to see a more mature … Read more

Australian designer brands R.M. Williams, AJE and Camilla join $800m Karrinyup Shopping Centre redevelopment

Artist impression of Level 1 Loop at Karrinyup shopping centre redevelopment.

A swag of Australian designer brands are set to join the $800 million Karrinyup shopping centre redevelopment, as a new report reveals the booming fashion industry employs almost twice as many people as the mining sector. The new labels at Karrinyup will include Scanlan Theodore, AJE, Viktoria & Woods, Morrison, Camilla, Sass & Bide and … Read more

‘We are changing the narrative’: meet the new faces of Australian fashion week | Australian fashion week

Australian fashion week was ready for a change in late 2019. Before a global pandemic irrevocably changed the fashion industry, live events and just about everything else, the week’s organisers had already announced a significant shift: the public would be able to buy tickets to what was previously a trade-only event. Last year’s shows did … Read more