Kacey Devlin is the Australian designer at the helm of her eponymous label, KACEY / DEVLIN. Ethereal and elegant this modern take on timeless classics such as shift dresses and suit pants explores the relationship between strength and fragility. Devlin is an indisputable rising star with a series of awards already under her belt: The National Designer of the Year 2017, BT Emerging Designer of the Year 2017 and Finalist for the ‘Best New Talent’ 2017 Prix De Marie Claire, to name a few.
Established in 2013, Elissa McGowan, founder of her namesake brand has come onto the scene offering the vision of contemporary coolness for the modern day woman. This ethically manufactured label is sleek and effortlessly stylish with playful detail, delicate fabrics and bold cuts. The local designer has only been on the scene a few years but heralds the next generation of Sydney designers to come; watch this space.
‘Perfectly imperfect’, that is how Isabelle Quinn describes her brand. Drawing from her own style and personality, the collections which welcome natural colour palettes, classic silhouettes with modern flare and rich fabrics, are on the tip of the tongue of every fashionista in town. Shop her Instagram feed via the brand’s website for endless styling ideas and daily inspiration.
Gibson Fox and Renee Warne are the two ladies behind up-and-coming Sydney-based fashion brand DAISY. Turning heads and getting people talking is all they’ve done since their launch; they’ve even reached Hollywood with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid donning their statement designs. With the collections falling somewhere between edgy fantasy and twee-themed realities the brand is bold and brilliant. Oozing sexuality and female empowerment, wear one of these designs and boast on-trend brilliance.
December 2016 marked the crowning of Hannah Tan, Sydney-based Menswear designer, as a joint-winner (alongside Melbourne-based womenswear designer Deanna Fanning) of Australia’s most promising young fashion talent at the Australian Fashion Foundation awards. Her winning collection which drew inspiration from Japanese silhouettes was beyond impressive. We expect big things from this Sydney designer.
Tahlia & Aisha Bowie
Founded by sisters Tahlia & Aisha Bowie, Bowie Empire is Torres Strait Islander lifestyle inspired street wear label. The brand which draws inspiration from music and different cultures is edgy and on-trend. With a mixed background in business and fashion, the sister duo are really doing it for themselves. This little brand is already bound for big things, with international plans of expansion on the horizon; keep your eyes peeled for these Sydney designers.
Maurice Terzini & Lucy Hinckfuss
Cool and curated, Ten Pieces is the brainchild of Maurice Terzini (part-time fashion designer, part-time restaurateur and owner of Icebergs, Bondi) and Lucy Hinckfuss, is a limited line only showcasing ten pieces per collection. The unique label is unisex and encourages individuals to explore the endless styling options possible with a limited selection of items. Launched in 2011, Ten Pieces is most certainly an up-and-comer on the international fashion scene.