If you are into fashion, especially on new and upcoming designers and producers, you might want to pay some attention to Australia. The country is awash with promising designers in all forms of the fashion industry from clothing, jewellery or make up. The centre of fashion is slowly spreading out from the more traditional locations and embracing new styles and ideas from around the world.
- New York
These are your more traditional homes to international fashion. Although these are still the big players in the fashion world, other countries are starting to produce acclaimed designers and fashion houses from less traditional locations. Australia is a prime example of this.
The Australian culture is a rich and diverse tapestry of all sorts of different cultures from around the world. Due to the climate and prospects, Australia has attracted all sorts of people from all over the world and this mixture of different tastes and ideas has made for a unique character and culture all of its own.
There are many well known fashion brands already known on the international market.
- Sass & Bide
- Camilla & Marc
But there are also lots of up and coming designers who are showing loads of talent and potential. Fashion ranges such as Seventh Wonderland, which is the brainchild of Bonnie Coumbe and Carlos Aviles. There is also the Namesake label which was started by designer Poppy Lissiman.
You will start to see both of these houses selling their designs in fashion boutiques around the world, their clothes quite in place hanging alongside the likes of Stella McCartney and other famous names as well. One of the most exciting prospects to appear on the scene in recent years is Dion Lee who has caught the eye of big names such as Vogue and Net-A-Porter and the ripe old age of just 25!
Australia has an extremely strong mining industry in not only coal and other fossil fuels, but also with rare metals and precious stones. The Australian diamond brokers have a great natural resource on tap with lots of variety of precious stones, gems and metals available. This has led to designers such as Sylvia Markovina setting up their own jewellery house.
Sylvia made herself a name in 2005 working for various large jewellery houses and then set up her own in 2010 which has proved very successful. With access to all sorts of raw materials readily available and such a mish mash of cultures for inspiration, this leads to a wide variety of different styles and designs coming out of Australia. The new designers which are breaking through are showing a style and flavor which is unique to this magnificent country.
With the rise in popularity of the fashion houses in Australia, and also coupled with the increasing amount of big Hollywood movies being produced in the country, this has lead to a rise in the amount of famous makeup artists in the country as well. Giving them the opportunity to work with Hollywood’s finest special effects and make up designers, the actors and actresses, directors and also working in the fashion side of the business working with all of the top models walking the catwalk at present.
This mixed with the vibrancy of design and unique styles associated with some of Australia’s most interesting prospects, has lead to an increase in international recognition within the industries as well. This means when the big producers and fashion houses are coming to town, they can rely on the local talent instead of shipping other people half way around the world. This saves the companies and fashion houses money and gives the local talent the chance to shine in the spotlight and get some credit for the work that they can do.
Australia does have a lot to offer in the world of fashion, no matter what your tastes and preferences are. With influences from all over the world all around you in Australia, young designers are merging the old with the new to create a taste and feel which is unique to this vibrant country. The mixture of the raw materials, market place and the talent, means that Australia is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry in the years to come. So if you are looking for the next big thing, try looking down under and you might just be surprised.
This article was written by Misty Angel on behalf of Diamonds Queensland. Diamonds Queensland is a leading supplier in all diamonds Brisbane products and other precious stones. Misty is a keen blogger who is married with one son and she enjoys commenting on her experiences though out her life.