The day was all about swim and activewear, two Australian staples.
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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.
Both Black Milk and We Are Handsome started in 2009 so we're not quite sure who is inspiring whom here (and really both lines are drawing inspiration from 70s silk-screened tees). Black Milk started with leggings in 2009 and have since started making swimwear. Australian label We Are Handsome are solely swim. You be the judge. Black Milk has been getting buzz these days for their more nerd-chic one-pieces, some of which have Star Wars fanatics geeking out. Take a look.
If you often have trouble locating your friends at the beach, we suggest wearing one of We Are Handsome swimsuits. It's easily one of the coolest swimwear lines we’ve seen in a long time. The vintage-inspired collection is a collaboration between two Aussies: Indhra Chagoury of Oscar & Elvis swimwear and Jeremy J. Somers of product design firm People Like Us, which sells iPod and iPhone covers. The swimsuits feature unexpected bold, iconic images like James Dean, a roaring lion, a Miami sunset and pin-up girls, printed onto relatively timeless silhouettes. (Though, we have to admit, the scoop-back one piece featured throughout their look book reminds us of early ‘90s Baywatch.) And while the model looks great posing and lounging around, we wonder how the thin, barely-there swimsuits would hold up through a few laps, or how they would hold certain other things up.