5 of the best Sydney-based fashion designers
From playful prints to timeless elegance, we take a look at some of the best collections from Sydney-based designers, who prove that Australia is becoming a real fashion player
One of the nation’s hottest designers right now, Australian designer Dion Lee is known for his attention to detail and his commitment to traditional tailoring techniques. His beautiful, modern and almost sculptural designs have been championed by the fashion elite for some years and he has showed at London Fashion Week.
Australian designer Johnny Schembri is known for reworking classic styles in a modern way, as demonstrated by this beautiful dress, which uses digital printing to create a patchwork effect. An expert in tailoring and traditional techniques, Schembri brings heritage craft principles into the present day.
Romance Was Born
Designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales met while studying fashion design and founded Sydney-based label Romance Was Born in 2005. Fusing classic and modern styles, the duo focuses on eye-catching prints inspired by everything from local artists to trips to India. They are known for a truly avant-garde style that demands attention.
Award-winning designer Carla Zampatti is a true stalwart of the Sydney fashion scene, having established her label in 1965. Her longevity lies in a careful balance between innovation and classic elegance, which Australian women have loved for almost five decades, and which visitors to Sydney should not miss out on.
Created in 2011 by Sydney designer Krystel Davis, Ixiah (pronounced ex-sigh-ah) has already made a name for itself with its sophisticated yet subtly unusual aesthetic. The designer’s trademark ‘neo-tribal’ style is becoming a great hit with fashion insiders.
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