But that's all about to change.
Two very different brands created a stir Down Under.
For a true indsider's take on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, which just wrapped last week in Sydney, we asked our friend Alyx Gorman, fashion editor at one of Australia's biggest lifestyle sites The Vine, (and formerly of Oyster) to break it down for us. You'll learn about the buzzy new labels down under, who is behind them, and why they matter in Australia. Check out Alyx's picks for the best of Australian Fashion Week.
Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week (formally Rosemount Australian Fashion Week) kicked off in Sydney on Monday, but with a schedule that is noticeably absent of some of the country’s biggest industry names. Dion Lee, Josh Goot both pulled out at the last minute while Camilla and Marc decided not to show after seven consecutive years at the event. Goot and Lee both said the decision had to do with focusing on international collections. “I think it's important that we consolidate our position, rather than rush into a new collection to show at MBFWA,” Goot said in a statement. Fair enough.
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week has finally come to an end. With its close comes the promise of sleep, and many many clothes to covet in the coming months. Here's what we liked from the spring/summer 2011/2012 shows.