When speaking of Australia, the images that usually first conjure up in our minds are kangaroos, out-of-a-magazine surfers, beautiful beaches and, of course, Sydney Opera House.
With many Australia-based fashion brands making their way to the global fashion stage, The Land Down Under should also be celebrated and recognized as one of the leading countries in fashion. Here are some of the brands from Australia that should be on your radar – ’cause they definitely are on ours.
Lack of Color certainly does not lack anything. Started in 2011 by the lovely Australian couple, Robert Tilbury and Tess Corvaia, the brand and its collection have humble designs that are paired with various colour schemes, fabrics and patterns that scream “attention, please!”
Female-run and led, DISSH is an Australian women’s clothing brand that empowers women through its sleek-slash-simple design aesthetic. Each item from their collection exudes elegant coolness that embraces both soft and strong characteristics of women. Most of their pieces are designed to be both work-appropriate and casual, making them versatile items to have in your wardrobe for any day, any occasion.
The Wholesome Store by the famed Australian blogger, Ellie Watson of Elsa’s Wholesome Life is all about living wholesomely (and comfortably). The online concept store offers a repertoire of lifestyle products: women’s clothing, kitchenware, accessories, skincare, wellness products and even kids’ essentials – think kidswear and toys. The Wholesome Store also partners with One Tree Planted, so for each order you make, one tree will be planted. The brand also employs sustainable packaging, using home compostable parcel bags, acid-free tissue papers, and soy-based ink.
The Australian luxury fashion brand, MANNING CARTELL, and its collection is a representation of spirited modern women. Founded by 3 sisters (Gabrielle, Cheryl and Vaness Manning), the brand’s goal is to set alight the feminine energy and joy in you, through their luxe pieces that have bold designs and bright palettes.