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Summer Fashion Inspiration From Sydney Fashion Week

After a longggg winter, it's easy to forget what to wear on sunnier days. If there's anything Australians excel at, it's dressing for summer. This week we hung out in Sydney for Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and picked up some inspiration from the pros on just how to get summer dressing down pat. Check out our five fave designers that will have you looking sizzling (and keeping cool) this summer.
Summer is a time to play with color, and Arnsdorf designer Jade Sarita Arnott proved her eye for bright hues in a relaxed, tailored collection that mixed crisp whites with mint and shocking pink accents. Eye-popping accessories, such an camel and cobalt envelope clutches and candy-colored flats made for enviably effortless looks that we can't wait to try out.
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Dion Lee
Forget run-of-the-mill, skin-baring dresses for your summer soirees—Dion Lee's collection was chock-full of architectural dresses that were intriguing yet eminently wearable. Lee's talent for construction was showcased in sharp lines and intricate, elongated pleats that left us starry-eyed.
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Romance Was Born
Romance Was Born can be counted on to produce the most OTT collection of Sydney Fashion Week, and this year was no exception. Inspired by the Neverending Story, designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett sent out wildly imaginative clothes that had our hearts racing. Sporting prints of costume jewelery and city skylines, Romance Was Born reminded us how fun it is to dress a little bit wacky come warmer months.
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Therese Rawsthorne's impeccably tailored separates, from wide-leg pants to white shirts with cut-out detailing made for an understated yet sophisticated collection that ticked all the right boxes.
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Gary Bigeni
With masterfully draped dresses, cropped pants and relaxed leather pieces, Gary Bigeni sent our perfect summer uniform down the catwalk. In a knockout palette of rust and blue, we'd be happy to wear Bigeni's low-key, high-impact take on effortless dressing all year round.
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