25+ Australian fashion designers you should know about
See who made the list of our favourite Aussie designers and your comprehensive guide on where to shop them online.
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When it comes to fashion in the land Down Under, Australia has fast become the crème de la crème for designers and brands alike not only on our shores but right around the globe. Sure, we aren't known for the makings of the High Street, but what we lack in that department we make up for in true homegrown talent who know how to sew a darn good pair of trousers.
Australian Fashion Week made its debut back in 1996. Our first taste from the Australian fashion designers began in the early 90s with Alex Perry and his glamorous gowns, and Ksubi, who still takes us to denim heaven season after season. Fast forward to today and we have the originals in the mix with an added array of labels to thank for our wardrobe of wonders. There's Maurie & Eve and C/MEO Collective, the Sydney born turned international stars Sass & Bide and Zimmermann, and so much more.
2. Finders Keepers
F is for fun and Finders Keepers. A twist of playful prints with personality and modern shapes, the twenty-something girl has love heart emoji eyes for this Adelaide based label.
Where to shop Finders Keepers online:
3. Camilla and Marc
Brother-sister duo, Camilla and Marc Freeman, has been in our wardrobes since 2003 bringing us a luxurious label to love forever and ever. Think classic tailoring, femme prints and sleek separates. PS, did you know it has a little sister, C&M?
Where to shop Camilla and Marc online:
4. Réalisation Par
Conceived by Australian blogger/influencer turned designer, Alexandra Spencer and designer friend Teale Talbot, Réalisation Par is the brand that everybody is talking about. Réalisation does not create collections, preferring to focus on crafting the perfect wardrobe staples and showstoppers. Modern but with a retro twist, you'll see these designs on every cool-girl Instagram.
Where to shop Réalisation Par online:
- Réalisation Par online
5. SIR the Label
SIR is still a new kid on the block but is rising fast. In fact, this brand is now officially stocked at Barney's. Standing for "separates, intimates and ready-to-wear", SIR is minimalistic and simple. The brand is self-described as "confident, distinctive and versatile".
Where to shop SIR the Label online:
Perth born Kym Ellery is a name not to be forgotten. Tinkering in the realm of dream-like avant-garde collections, the parade of fabrics, smart-structured tailoring and a unique choice of shapes add a certain attitude to your look.
Where to shop ELLERY online:
16. Ginger & Smart
Both polished and playful, Ginger & Smart is a brand for the cool and confident woman. Each season this label toys with completely different ideas whether it be bold prints or pared-back monochromatic looks, all the while remaining true to the luxurious and contemporary aesthetic that's made the brand so popular.
Where to shop Ginger & Smart online:
21. Alex Perry
Alex Perry is a powerhouse Australian and international fashion label and has been around since the 90s – yep, it's been that long! Everything from the fabrics, to the tailoring, to the silhouettes, it's always on-point and somehow never goes out of style.
Where to shop Alex Perry online:
Ksubi is one of those cool-girl denim brands, worn and loved by the likes of Kylie and Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters. Its signature denim has become a staple in closets around the world and we love the premium fabrics and raw finishes.
Where to shop Ksubi online:
Which brands are made in Australia?
Just some of the coveted brands that hold the "Made in Australia" title include:
- Bec + Bridge
- Manning Cartell
- Nobody Denim
If you're interested, you can also check out our dedicated guide to clothing brands made in Australia.
The A-Z of Australian fashion designers and labels
Who else do you need to know on the Australian fashion scene? Browse the ultimate designer directory of your dreams when it comes to Australian fashion designers and labels below.
Retailer shipping times
Now that we know who's who, let's switch the spotlight to the retailers stocking these Australian fashion designers and labels, and who can get your outfit to you the fastest*:
|Retailer||Free shipping||Delivery time||Express shipping||Delivery time|
|THE ICONIC||Orders over $50||1-2 business days||Orders over $50 $3.95,|
$10.95 for orders below
|1 business day|
|SurfStitch||Orders over $60||2-5 business days||Orders over $60 $4.99, $9.95 for orders below||1-3 business days|
|David Jones||Orders over $50||3-9 business days||Free for orders over $50, $10 for orders below||3-5 business days|
|General Pants Co.||Orders over $50||3-5 business days||Free for orders over $150, $12 for orders under||1-2 business days|
|ASOS||Orders over $100||6 business days||$14.99||2-3 business days|
|Myer||Orders over $49||4-7 business days||$9.95 (metro locations only)||1-2 business days|
*This is a general guide to delivery times based on metro areas within Australia. For further clarification please see the website directly.
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