In honor of our Editor-In-Chief’s trip Down Under (and sunny Sydney’s burgeoning Fashion Week), we’ve culled a list of the Australian designers you should get to know ASAP. Whether you’re looking for fun and flirty outfits for an evening out with friends or a sculptural ensemble that makes a serious style statement, this crop of Aussie talent has you covered. Kangaroos (sadly) not included.
Cameo The Label
Sculptural silhouettes and bold prints at an accessible price point make this line a favorite of the fashion-forward set.
Go here for: Statement cocktail dresses.
At just 24 years old, Dion Lee is making quite a mark for himself. Winning international awards and industry accolades in spades, his star is definitely on the rise.
Go here for: Structured separates with experimental flair.
Nicky Zimmermann infuses her line with equal parts ethereal femininity and laid-back cool. Any of her confections are sure to inspire sartorial envy.
Go here for: Girly bikinis and diaphanous gowns.
Sydney-born best friends Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin launched Tome in 2010, a full 13 years after graduating from design school. It appears work experience and maturity has worked in their favor, as the now NYC-based duo were nominated for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award last year.
Go here for: Billowy trousers and menswear shirting.
Josh Goot's eponymous collection burst onto the fashion scene in 2004, and by 2007 he had an Australian Target collaboration under his belt. Enough said.
Go here for: Splashy prints and fierce cocktail attire.
Lace in every incarnation (lace trim, eyelet lace, colored lace) is the name of the game at Lover, the 13-year-old brand helmed by real-life couple Nic Briand and Susien Chong.
Go here for: Dreamy day dresses with a dash of badass.
Ellery, the eponymous line launched by Kym Ellery—one of the creative geniuses behind Russh magazine—is internationally lauded for cutting-edge styles with a breezy Australian twist.
Go here for: Clean lines and a neutral palette.