Posts Tagged: australian fashion

Step Into Paradise With Jenny Kee

Jenny Kee the pioneering Australian fashion designer and artist, whose timeless pieces are an absolute fashion must-have. Jenny Kee the gregarious designer, known for her use of bright bold colour, graphic prints and love of Australian flora and fauna. Jenny Kee the go-getting super talent, who over the last few decades has rubbed shoulders with some… Read more »


Therese Rawsthorne’s collection for Spring Summer 2012 was based on a photograph of a Japanese prostitute taken in Nagoya by Shomei Tomatshu in 1958. Centred on this theme of Japanese modernity and femininity Therese’s prints were inspired by fallen autumn leaves, known as koyo. In Japan, the fallen leaves of Autumn are what cherry blossoms… Read more »

The Miraculous Mundane

Romance Was Born has been working hard! After the success of their MBFWA presentation, the label has released the lookbook for their pre-collection 2012. Their digital prints are the work of Australian artist Stephen Bush, who is known for his Australian landscape paintings in psychedelic abstract colour, often incorporating elements of the absurd (including a… Read more »


Romance Was Born is known for their love for Australiana, but this season they went in a different direction – in more ways than one. For their Spring Summer 2012 collection, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Marvel Comics was their none-too-subtle theme, conceptualised with bold graphic prints comprised of the familiar faces of The Hulk… Read more »

Linda Jackson

With embellishments that range from Aboriginal textile art, gum leaf stencils, organza Sturt’s Desert Peas flowers, Sydney Opera House appliqué and pleated silk gum nut hats, the influences of Australia’s expansive natural landscape and rich indigenous culture on Linda Jackson’s work are far from subtle. Her career in fashion took off during the 1970s with… Read more »


Congratulations to Natalia Grzybowski, this year’s winner of the Australians in New York Fashion Foundation scholarship for her beautiful collection ‘Hybrid’.

Love Burns Bright And Dies Young

For the costumes of The Australian Ballet’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, principal choreographer Graeme Murphy commissioned the creative force of Akira Isogawa. Known for his soft fluid designs and strong print concepts Akira’s aesthetic was the perfect choice to bring alive this story burning love and ill-fated destiny.


For some time the work of Ken Done has remained trapped in a time capsule of scrunchies, zinc and a little too much fluro. During the 1980s Ken Done transformed art to enterprise. What began as printed t-shirts given to journalists as a souvenirs of his exhibitions soon evolved into a multi-million dollar business, ‘Done… Read more »

From The Land Of Oz

Australians are often guilty of a cultural inferiority complex, a sentiment that has manifested as a result of our colonial origins. The 60s is a time known for rebellion and hedonism – a testament to the collective power of youth – with many personalities from the era immortalised as pop culture icons. But it seems… Read more »


With an obvious eye for detail Kit Willow develops beautiful, original prints each season, looking to intriguing and unusual textures for inspiration; including human hair, wild zebra mohawks, eroded underwater rocks, sea sponges, hessian, and vintage weaves. Perceiving fashion as “art commercialised”, each of her collections have a strong conceptual focus, with print playing an… Read more »