Friday, August 5, 2011

Australian Fashion Designers—A Force to be Reckoned with, Mate.

Although fashion plays an important role in merging global ideas and creativity, focusing on a particular region can breathe fresh life into the design process.
The rich history of Italian design, the colorful influence of South America, the elegance of Parisian fashion, the brave voice of US tastemakers—all play an important role—all should be celebrated. 

Australia is a country with a unique global view due to its close proximity to Asia, strong ties to Europe, and an indigenous people rich in culture

 An unpredictable climate, vast open spaces, wildlife unique to no other land, the Australian perspective is distinctly autonomous. 
There is a fierce independence evident in Australian design. 
Much like the strength of the Australian surf or the harsh beauty of the outback, Australian designers are a global force to be reckoned with.

These are three of my favourite.

Established in 1982, Lisa Ho began her label one year after graduating from fashion school in Sydney. Well-known by Australians, she earned greater international recognition at the Sydney 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony when honoured for her important role in Australian fashion. Lisa Ho has been worn by celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks and Elle Macpherson. Her designs are luxurious, flattering and feminine with a distinctively modern, yet timeless edge.

Lisa Ho. Photo: Get It Magazine


Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Lisa Ho SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Lisa Ho SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Lisa Ho SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Lisa Ho SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Lisa Ho SS11/12

Photo: MediaSearch

Lisa Ho Bridal

Just 20 years young, Zimmermann is perhaps one of the better known Australian labels internationally. Sisters Simone & Nicky Zimmermann founded the business as a high-fashion swim and resort wear line. Since that time Zimmermann has evolved into ready-to-wear and is best known for its sophisticated yet bohemian style. Zimmermann is found in boutiques internationally including Net-a-Porter, The Outnet, Covetish as well as their own online shop.
Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmerman. Photo: Vogue Australia

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Zimmerman SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Zimmerman SS11/12


Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Zimmerman SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Zimmerman SS11/12

Photo: Vogue Australia  Zimmerman SS09/10





The irrefutable design chemistry between Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales is undeniable, recognized even by John Galliano with whom they each declined an internship. Embracing an appreciation for Australian kitsch and dedication to complex silhouettes, Romance Was Born was created. A decade on, the twosome continue to kick down the doors of fashion convention with their brazen and unrestrained interpretation of style. Their loyal celebrity following includes Cyndi Lauper, Lily Allen and Cate Blanchett among others.
Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett Photo Candace Lake

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Romance Was Born SS11/12


Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Romance Was Born SS11/12


Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Romance Was Born SS11/12


Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Romance Was Born SS11/12



Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Romance Was Born SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Romance Was Born SS11/12

Photo: Lucas Dawson Vogue Australia Romance Was Born SS11/12

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39 comments:

  1. oh, such an interesting post! I think my favourite from these three designers is Lisa Ho and I would love to wear these orange pieces. and of course this awesome dress that comes after orange outfit!

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  2. I love learning about new designers and these three are very talented. I think their unique visions make the world of fashion a more interesting and vibrant place.

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  3. These are some good looks. Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  4. oO i really like the swimsuits *o* and thanks for dropping by! :)

    xx
    Kim
    http://hautemuze.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks soo much for your comment on my blog! I definitely had to follow you back. I think my favorite of these designers would have to be lisa ho. Everything is so nicely tailored and the bridal piece is to die for! Thanks for sharing this post with us!
    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  6. I love all the outfits! <3

    www.loretta-blog.blogspot.com

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  7. There are so many Australian designers I love and wear wouldn't know where to begin. I don't think a list is complete without the underground showstoppers like Ellery, Yeojin Bae and Willow though. But then again, I could go on forever...


    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    playing an impostor

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  8. wow i never been introduced to Australian fashion designers, their work is amazing! :)

    Thanks for commenting and visiting my blog! :D
    www.heartmadefashion.blogspot.com
    Christine

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  9. Ciao Bella,
    I love to hear of new designers, and see their styles and fashions that they create... these photos and styles are awesome..
    Hope you have a really awesome weekend!!
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Love,
    Shelley
    xXx
    http://agelesssecrets.blogspot.com/

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  10. Really interesting I´m learning more about mode and designers thanks to you!1 That is great!! ^^

    God Bless you!!!

    http://sakuranko.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great post! Didn't know there were so many fabulous Australian designers. Love all the designers you showcased here!

    GTBB,
    http://www.badjoan.com
    http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

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  12. Amazing dresses here :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    www.flashingstyle.blogspot.com

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  13. First collection is amazing!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  14. Lucas Dawson .. I shall have to have a look at more of his stuff. Brilliant post. Following you! Follow me back if you like my blog :)

    PAPERBIRDS

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  15. go Australian fashion!!!

    I grew up with Lisa Ho because my sister used to work there, wore it to my year 10 (junior high) ball :)

    Love how you use the word 'mate' in your heading too hehehe

    xo Cindy

    www.fashionablyyummy.blogspot.com

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  16. wow i totally love this post!!!
    and i think that the second dress and the fluo rainbow necklace are amazinG!!!!
    xoxo

    Syriously in Fashion
    Official Facebook Page

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  17. I love your blog :D
    I am following you! Take a look at my blog and, if you want, follow me too :D

    Kiss
    Lara

    http://lara-ilmondoamodomio.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow, amazing! LOVE IT! Thx for sharing :)

    xo Emma

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  19. The aussies are so doing it at the mo - love this post x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thanks for your sweet comments,put the biggest smile on my face! So lovely x
    I absolutely love how you have an amazing eye for breathtaking designer collections. This is simply beautiful and inspiring.
    Hope you had a lovely weekend <3
    billiejean44.blogspot.com

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  21. The Zimmerman collection is my fav, even the last one is the most creative one! We will never know about what you can find from the local designers!

    htt://www.cougarvintage.blogspot.com

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  22. i'm loving the pink dress and the white one!

    x0
    annette

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  23. These designers are all amazing, but I've fallen completely in love with Lisa Ho's pieces. They are amazing! Thanks so much for introducing us all to this incredibly talented designer :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  24. lovely collection!
    the maxi dresses are all so pretty!

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love the bathing suits, they're super cute :] I also love the maxi dress in the second photo!

    http://thelittlepetite.blogspot.com/

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  26. Loving these collections, especially Romance Was Born - amazing pieces!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  27. Australian fashion designers are really good and talented!

    Also I want to thank you for your really sweet comment on my blog! As you might know (or not), I haven’t been blogging for a while due the holidays and some other things I had going on, but thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my post and for stopping by in general, I really appreciate it!

    I'd love to hear from you again!


    Love,

    Rock 'n Style
    http://www.rocknstyleblog.blogspot.com
    http://twitter.com/RocknStyle

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  28. Fantastic collections!!! These dresses are very special and wonderful!!! I like Them!!!

    Kisses,
    Miriam
    http://fashioncrazyball.blogspot.com

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  29. zimmermann are one of my faaavves! also sass & bide, ellery and shakuhachi are worth a peep if you don't know any of them... we have fabbo designers!

    xo

    Bang & Buck

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  30. They are such nice dresses, we would love to wear one of them!

    fashiono2.blogspot.com
    xx from London

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  32. Wow..great stuff..
    They looks so sexy...
    I cant imagine...


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