Fashion Down Under

When I went through some pictures of the past New York fashion week looking for inspiration I stumbled upon one designer who then stuck in my mind. It was the australian designer Nicky Zimmermann. Her designs are exquisite ranging from midi and ankle-length skirts to tailored pants, beautiful dresses and boxy tops.

When it comes to color every piece was perfectly harmonized to one another. This season a dark and moody undercurrent dominated her designs which was manifested in strong blocks of color such as lilac and red which strongly reminded me of gothic but in a much more tasteful way. Also the delicate, blurred floral prints were definitely a highlight.

Now, after New York, Milan and Paris fashion week, it was Australia’s turn to present the latest fashion designs. Many australian designers were putting their talent to show and I realized how many talented designer Australia has. We’ve been mesmerized by Ellery for instance, who presented mostly black and white outfits with refined layerings and a menswear inspired touch.

Also Cameo has become inconceivable in the fashion world. This young label is every fashion bloggers darling and again this season they delivered a perfect show with loose, breezy designs at the beginning and very sexy, feminine pieces at the end.

I must admit I have absolutely fallen for this australian designer label. And also the steet style and bloggers sphere in Australia is worth mentioning. With perfect weather year around the australian woman just understands how to dress relaxed yet oh so stylish. Just take a look at blogger Nicole Warne from garypeppergirl or Jess Stein from Tuulavintage for instance. They represent the easygoing yet sensual and feminine look of the australian woman just perfectly. Since most of australians biggest cities are close to the beach, the australian woman wants to dress casual but still fashionably. Their way of dressing represents their lifestyle. They have a very unconstrained relation to fashion which is also shown in their way of combining pieces. The australian woman is never dominated by her clothes, she dominates them and simply picks some special pieces.

So whoever simply thinks of UGG Boots and bikinis when it comes to australian fashion needs to rethink here and take a look at all these fabulous street styles, blogger and australian designer who also internationaly made a name for themselves.

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