It’s no secret that fashion moves fast, and today’s young upstarts are tomorrow’s big names. And that feeling when you discover a must-have niche label before they become major? Priceless. Get to know three of our favourite emerging Australian designers to tap before the crowds come. Take note…
Watson x Watson
As the brainchild of sisters Somer and Liberty Watson, Watson x Watson is known for delivering essential wardrobe pieces that add an edge to the concept of ‘everyday wear.’
The duo made a name for themselves at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012, with their S/S13 collection that featured contemporary pieces such as structured dresses, ultra-feminine basics and sport-luxe casuals. Demonstrating a unique ability to converge wearability and high-fashion design, Watson x Watson tailor their brand towards the natural yet sophisticated woman with an internal sense of cool.
Soft fits and clean lines make Watson x Waston an essential choice for the modern day woman. Keeping to a monochromatic palette in line with minimalist design, the label redefines wardrobe staples.
Strength and femininity strike the perfect balance in Kaliver’s clean lines and thoughtful approach to design. Roni Cross’ Sydney-based label draws inspiration from the Australian environment and translates this into wearable yet elegant designs that beg to be worn everyday.
The fluid silhouettes, rich natural materials and neutral palette make every Kaliver piece an of-the-moment yet timeless addition to your wardrobe – think oversized outerwear, lashings of lace and slashed hems to see you through season after season. Best of all? Kaliver strives to empower its manufacturers and employees, delivering collections made with fairness, conscientiousness and quality – so doing good and looking good don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
A distinctly edgy fashion label that has grown out of the suburbs of Melbourne, Nique is making waves on the international fashion scene while focusing on establishing it’s brick and mortar stores in some of Sydney and Melbourne’s most trendy suburbs.
The label brings Scandinavian style to mind, exuding an effortless polish. Founders Nick and Lucy Ennis’s bring their graphic design experience to the fore with a focus on solid colour palettes and clean, sharp lines. In conjunction with their design team, both Nick and Lucy experiment with unique fabrics known for quality, such as bamboo cotton and soya bean. A unique fashion label and one that marries good quality with exceptional design.
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