While New York, Paris, London and Milan will forever reign as the fashion capitals of the world, another international destination is making its mark on the style scene—Australia. When a certain street-style look or It-girl outfit captures your attention these days, there’s a good chance the standout piece was imagined Down Under. Cascading ruffled bell sleeves? Sexy boho frocks? Australian designers have brought such pieces to the forefront. Whether interpreted by luxe design houses or affordable contemporary brands, they’re characteristically directional with touches of femininity and elevated sexiness being replicated across the globe. Ahead, 12 names to know.
Bec and Bridge
Best known for: Feminine yet edgy two-piece sets perfect for a night out.
Bec and Bridge Kasbah Wrap Top , $150.
Best known for: Interesting yet elevated silhouettes such as paneled wrap skirts and exposed shoulders.
C/MEO Collective All Of The Lights Skirt , $170.
Best known for: Sexy cutouts and textured overlays.
Dion Lee Feathered Perf Dress , $1790.
Best known for: Vibrant prints and sleek separates.
Finders Keepers Audacity Knit , $160.
Best known for: Game-changing ruffled bell-sleeve tops and wide-leg trousers.
Ellery Crepe Neu Top , $611.
Best known for: Girly of-the-moment frocks adorned with feminine, boho details.
Majorelle Zuni Dress , $248.
Best known for: Tailored modern pieces that instantly elevate your wardrobe.
TY-LR Catherine Pants, $253.
Best known for: Asymmetrical hems and unique fabric combinations.
Manning Cartell Shadow Play Skirt , $599.
The Fifth Label
Best known for: Casual pieces with a hint of fashion-girl direction.
The Fifth Label Last Flight Out Playsuit , $130.
Best known for: Vacation-inspired silhouettes rendered in romantic prints.
Zimmermann Pavilion Smocked Dress , $530.
Camilla and Marc
Best known for: Sleek, minimalist staples perfect for the creative working girl.
Camilla and Marc Yumi Dress , $699.
Best known for: Polished separates with sexy details such as slits and lace.