The Fashion Week circuit might start in North America and end in Europe, but it seems like we might be due to add another continent to the mix. Australia hosts some of our favorite brands like Lover, Alice McCall, Karen Walker, Sass and Bide, and Ksubi, and now that Australian Fashion Week is getting some major buzz, we can't help but take some time to break down some brands that we think will soon become household names. From lines poised to become the next red carpet staple to others that have a flair for theatricality that's beginning to fill the void McQueen left, here are the looks that caught our eye during Rosemount Australia Fashion Week.
Arnsdorf: Romantic Digital Prints
Arnsdorf proves that when done in sharp, bold cuts, digital prints can look badass and romantic at the same time.
Flannel: The Updated Pioneer Woman
Free flowing skirts, leathers, and men's button-downs might feel a little O.K. Corral-ish, but when the materials are luxe, the shapes are lean and sexy, and the color palette is sophisticated, the prairie look can be so, so good.
Dion Lee: Tied-up Pleats
The workmanship that went into the pleated dresses at Dion Lee must have been awe-inducing. With feet and feet of fabric, these wispy dresses are folded so meticulously that they look absolutely weightless.
Friedrich Gray: Geometry Lessons
With bold geometric shapes cut into slim-fitting separates, Friedrich Gray's fall collection is no-nonsense, but super sexy at the same time.
Kate Sylvester: Whimsical Secretary
There's a way to do the '50s trend without coming across like a blast-from-the-past. Take a cue from Kate Sylvester and pair pencil skirts, bow-front blouses, and cardigan sets with chunky sandals, random pins, and unexpected combos like a short-suit.