Just back from New York Fashion Week and the one show which really sticks in my mind was the one featuring 6 different Australian designers. Beautiful collections with each designer telling a story of their own.
6 different Australian designers…
Is it that I come from New Zealand – just around the corner – or is there truly more to Australia and Fashion design than many of us have realised. One thing for certain is that I personally have fallen in love with the Australian label Kamare. So much so that it was the only label I wore just now for a long weekend in Beaune. See Instagram for details.
A focus throughout the collections has been to create looks that will suit a variety of body types – not just those who are super skinny. Velvet and tule were highlights. The pant suit remains an elegant staple. Black and white worn in unison remain a great look for Summer. Choose your length – however it’s best to focus on either maxi or short above the knees Denim, khaki, gingham, and stripes may not be new but continue to feature on the trend list for 2020.
The bell shape is far removed from today’s evening and wedding wear. Replaced by slimline silhouettes and floaty fabrics that can be played with as the wearer desires.
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New York Fashion Week – 6 Australian Designers Leave a Lasting Impression
1. House of Campbell
“House of Campbell speaks to the leaders, innovators and visionaries – not simply fashion followers. Believing beauty does not exist in one size. Confidence is not found through comparison.”
Creative Director, Abby PotterHouse began her sewing career at her grandmother’s sewing machine. With the House of Campbell label she seeks to combine innovative, forward-thinking designs, with sustainable fashion for all women.”
This runway collection can be purchased online here.
I love the deep rich red velvet in this collection. Also love the simplistic elegance of these designs.
2. Sonya Swim
No one can ever deny that the Australian’s are tops when it comes to swimwear. This collection proves this once again. Plus adds some beautiful Summer looks that made my heart melt…
Simple black and white at their best for Summer…
For more see sonyaswim.com
3. DEA the label
“DEA the label believes that plus-sized women shouldn’t think of themselves as a size. They should think of themselves as women with rich goals in life. Size doesn’t mean, really, anything. You can carry your size with pride and dress in a way that you like for an outfit is a weapon to help all women of all shapes and sizes obtain goals and dreams or simply blow-away a room with your presence.
– Julian Ferro, Creative Director.”
The online store features a lovely collection of leather items – see here.
Loving the leather and crisp white shirt mix… wonder if you’ll love this collection as much as I did.
“TORANNCE is an Australian design label dedicated to timelessness with deep throws to eccentricity, opulence and modern sleek.
Established by Julia Torannce Hemingway, a Melbourne based creative, with passion for the luxurious and the bold.”
5. Portia & Scarlett
This show blew me away…I loved how the models danced throughout and really had fun wearing the exquisite collections. Much more to each dress than what initially met the eye…
“About The Directors:
Vicki graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Merit of first class honours in Design and Education. Danielle graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting.
Despite the educational backgrounds the love for fashion and designs prevailed, Vicki and Danielle opened their first Retail boutique at ages 27 and 24 respectively the Doll House located in Top Ryde City Shopping Centre. They then went on to open another 3 boutiques Castle hill, Richmond VIC, and Doll House Bridesmaids in Bexley. The brand Portia & Scarlett was inspired by its customers to make evening wear that was in demand and not available in the market place.”
…yet another proof that passion will get you anywhere!
6. Made With Love Bridal
Beautiful sleek elegance… The website says it is an online store but in reality you need to find a stockist near you – not so difficult as they are available in over 140 stores globally – see here.
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