This week’s highlight
It’s almost March and I have just come back from a swim, don’t think for a minute it’s too late to get purchase new swimwear. Loving the colours of happiness at Molly & Polly.
About: Molly & Polly Swimwear is a lifestyle! Inspired by the feeling of Summer… Your favourite sandy beach spot… Lying under the swaying palm trees… The smell of coconut oil on your skin… The joy of a freshly picked frangipani… The taste of eating a mango by the water & the sounds of your favourite Summer tune! –
See more at: http://mollyandpollyswim.com.au
A work in progress – please feel free to let me know if you have an Australian designer you feel should be included. If you are a designer and would like to be included, please contact me.
Aje – www.a-j-e.com
Hailing from two realms of the creative spectrum, designers and best friends Adrian Norris and Edwina Robinson introduce Aje. A label synonymous to effortless glamour, tough femininity and disheveled elegance.
“I translate fabrics into soft and romantic silhouettes, using natural fabrics like silks and cottons, which are kind to the skin.
“Distressing fabrics and alchemically treating them, gives the feeling of already ‘being loved’, thus evoking emotion. Even one-off fabrics found in flea markets can be given new life”.
Alannah Hill www.alannahhill.com.au
In an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media, Hill unveils her plans for an online boutique, which she intends to grow into a chain of stores. It is called ”Louise Love”; Louise being both her middle name and a clever way around the ban on using ”Alannah Hill” – the label now owned by fashion empire Factory X.
Alex Perry www.alexperry.com.au
Undoubtedly Australia’s premier couturier, Alex Perry has added a new level of glamour to the Australian fashion industry with his breathtaking gowns. The designer ‘du jour’ for celebrity red carpet dressing and high society weddings, Alex Perry is in a league of his own.
Alice McCall www.alicemccall.com
alice McCALL is an eclectic brand with a playful sensibility, using unique detailing and charming folk-like craftsmanship to create charismatic, modern keepsake collections.
An Ode to No One (now known as Haryono Setiadi) www.haryonosetiadi.com
Haryono Setiadi has quickly made a name for himself as one to watch. His sleek label is praised for its precise tailoring, innovative fabric treatments and daring inventiveness. His approach is described as ‘meditative’, as he crafts his garments with meticulous and thoughtful attention to detail.
Arthur Galan www.agclothing.com
The Arthur Galan AG woman is sophisticated and sexy. The Arthur Galan AG man is assertive and modern
Ash to Gold www.ashtogold.com
We believe in creation. we believe in vision. we believe in the universe and its ultimate power of change
Aurelio Costarella www.aureliocostarella.com
The Costarella woman is chic, bold, confident, discerning and design savvy. She appreciates and invests in quality, timeless pieces’
The bassike philosophy is all about creating wardrobe staples with longevity;
combining timeless style with premium quality and sustainable fabrics.
Bec & Bridge www.becandbridge.com.au
Bec & bridge strikes a fine balance between aspirational and achievable fashion, a niche its creators have worked hard to perfect since the labels inception in 2003. It is the pair’s meticulous eye for detail coupled with the ability to be c ommercially savvy with their designs that sets them apart from their peers.
Bay & Fyfe www.bayandfyfe.com
By Johnny www.byjohnny.com.au
Starting at Fringe Bar markets in 2009 to producing collections for a youthful and sophisticated woman. What I love about any By Johnny collection is that you can find something to suit almost any event you have on your agenda as well as looking great for work and weekend.
Bless’ed are the Meek www.blessedarethemeek.com.au
In the beginning, in Melbourne 2003AD a small gathering of obsessed fashion devotees embarked on a quest to create divine and coveted pieces with which to adorn themselves. And so Bless’ed Are The Meek was born, and it was humbly decreed that they would strive together to push the boundaries of meekdom. So they gathered the finest fabrics and travelled to the four corners of the earth where they saw intricate details and embellishments and modern things like invisible zips. and they were in awe and inspired.
The small and creative team toiled for seven long years and made the exodus to Sydney in 2009 where they grew and prospered and became sexy and sophisticated. And soon the word spread that Blessed was divine. And the suave and savvy sought out stores to buy the latest offering.
Camilla and Marc www.camillandmarc.com
Carl Kapp www.carlkapp.com
Charlie Brown www.charliebrown.com.au
Christopher Esber www.christopheresber.com.au
Collette Dinnigan www.collettedinnigan.com
Collecting Pretty Boys www.collectingprettyboys.com
Coop by Trelise Cooper www.trelisecooperonline.com
Dion Lee www.dionlee.com
Dylan Cooper Facebook
Easton Pearson www.eastonpearson.com
Elissa McGowan www.elissamcgowan.com
Flowers for a Vagabond www.flowersforavagabond.com
Gail Sorronda Facebook
Gary Bigeni www.garybigeni.com
George Gross & Harry Who www.gghw.com.au
Ginger & Smart www.gingerandsmart.com
Goldfish Swimwear www.goldfishswimwear.com
Jac + Jack www.jacandjack.com
Jayson Brunsdon www.jaysonbrunsdon.com
“ A modern twist on classic elegance and sophisticated femininity form the recurring themes to my work. The label appeals to women who take an emotive pleasure in a feeling for retro glamour with a whiff of whimsical post modern chic”
Josh Goot joshgoot.com
Kirrily Johnston kirrilyjohnston.com
Lisa Ho www.lisaho.com
Lisa Maree lisamaree.com.au
Manning Cartell www.manningcartell.com
Maurie & Eve www.maurieandeve.com
Michael lo Sordo www.facebook.com
Magdalena Velevska www.magdalenavelevska.com
Miss Unkon www.missunkon.com
Neyku Swim by Renee Kounis www.neyku.com
Neyku provides fun, fresh, and gorgeous swimwear and fashion pieces that women are looking for. With bold colours, exclusive and capturing prints, contrasting textures and high quality garments, Neyku wins hearts all over the world.
But Neyku is not only about creating high quality, lovable swimwear pieces that make you look and feel beautiful, but inspiring you to live the life of your dreams.
Neyku wants to inspire women like you, to believe in yourselves and be the best you can be.
Romance Was Born romancewasborn.com
sass & bide is an Australian designer label, dedicated to the strong, the obscure & the beautiful.
Always from the heart, the brand continues to grow in stunning contrasts & contradicitions, maintaining the energy & love that happens when two amazing things collide.
MATICEVSKI’S READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION OFFERS EXQUISITELY DESIGNED AND CRAFTED GARMENTS IN BEAUTIFUL FEMININE SHAPES AND FABRICS DISPLAYING HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND SKILL IN DRESSING THE FEMALE FORM.
Yeojin Bae infuses each of her collections with an edgy elegance and razor sharp tailoring that reflects fashion at its chicest.
One glance and you know that dress or bikini is Zimmermann. This iconic Australian label stays true to its original vision: sophisticated femininity, clever colour combinations and delicate original prints. From the stall of Paddington Markets stores in the United States – including spaces on Mercer Street, New York, Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles and Newtown Lane in East Hampton.
Every girl needs a piece of Zimmerman.
For more information click on the designer to head to their page or click here for my quick overview on each designer.