FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN FASHION DESIGNERS
There is no doubt that fashion gurus like Coco Chanel, Donatella Versace, Pierre Cardin Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani have given a new meaning to the fashion taking it to new dimensions but the current years have seen many talented fashion designers despite coming from humble background have made their presence felt globally due to innovative and unique creations
Australia is a beautiful country known for its breathtaking beaches and good natured people as well fashionable also. The fashion industry is thriving and in the Paris, New York and London fashion weeks so many Australian designers have attracted the gaze of fashion world for their innovative designs, creativity, aesthetic sense and marvellous, stitching.
I can say that Australian fashion industry and designers are loved and adored for their unique style trends.
Let us have a look at the fashion designers who are only a name in Australia, but also has international recognition due to their innovative styles. One thing, we can aptly say about these designers is that they just do not design fashion trends, but they are fashion and epitome of style.
1—-ALEX PERRY-— Alex Perry is the most glamorous Australian designer unique and gorgeous gowns ready to wear for the red carpet. Alex, a Sydney born designer, graduated from East Sydney fashion design studio in 1984 and opened his first outlet in Kensington in 1992. Since then his haute couturier collections which include magnificent gowns, sexy sheaths and gorgeous corsets have become his style statement which has attracted so many impressive clients like Kim Kardashian Natalie Portman, Megan Gale etc to name just a few. Alex since his Mercedes fashion week in 1995 has not looked behind and today his fashion shows are termed as most glamorous shows.
2—-SARAH JANE CLARKE AND HEIDI MIDDLETON (SASS AND BIDE) —–Australian born friends Sarah Jane and Heidi Middleton established their famous brand Sass and Bide in 1999. Famous for their beautiful designs and too unique trends both are known for ready to wear fashion like leather and denim creations as well as they also to their credit very exclusive fashion pieces. In these years both have evolved from a humble beginning to international fame. Showing their first seasonal collections at the Mercedes Australian Fashion week in 2001 now they attract the attention of everyone in the global fashion shows. With the focus on graphic prints and stylish cuts they are now centre of attraction across the globe.
3—-NICKY AND SIMONE ZIMMERMAN—– Nicky and Simone Zimmerman are Sydney based sisters who launched their brand label “ Zimmerman” in 1991 which was followed by their first store in Sydney in 1992. Their emphasis on light delicate prints and good quality fabric have helped them in building a fashion empire and now they have global presence with stores in UK and USA. These brilliant sisters have so many awards to their credit like the Best Swimwear Designer Award of the year at Australian fashion week 1999 and Best Swimwear brand at Prix de Marie in 2005 for their unique and innovative new designs. Starting from selling their collections at Paddington market Sydney Zimmermann has become an icon and a highly sought after label in every fashion shows.
4—-CAMILLA AND MARC FREEMAN — Camilla and Marc Freeman is a brother sister duo from Sydney who are famous for their elegant and graceful women garments reflecting Australian lifestyles. This wonderful duo of brother sister launched their first collection in 2003 and since then they have become hot favourites as well as most sought after designer locally and around globe. Their classy products with stylish tailoring, unique designs and their party wear collections have built a loyal clientele like Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, and Rose Byrne to name a few famous celebrities. They launched their swimwear collection in 2007 and ready to wear line in 2012.
5—-PAT CARLA ZAMPATTI—— Carla Zampatti is an Italian born dress designer who moved to Australia in 1965 with her family and launched her first collections in 1965. Two years later in 1971 she created Carla Zampatti limited and at the age of 71 she is still the craze in the fashion world. Proud owner of chain of boutiques she also has to her credit first Aussie to introduce swimwear in her collections and also a range of fragrances. For autumn/winter 2013 Zampatti came up with a ready collection for women with lots of black teamed with cream and corals, a classy collection which won the hearts of many stylish women. Carla is known for her best business suits, elegant evening wear for style conscious women for four decades and in fashion world, Carla is fashion in itself.
6—COLLETTE DINNIGAN—–Starting her career in the costume department in Australian broadcasting department and in 1995 Collette made her entry in the fashion world when she launched her trendy for modern women. She has to her credit the first Aussie to launch ready to wear collections in Paris where she attracted the attention of many people towards her breathtaking collections. Her autumn/ winter 2013 ready to wear collections whose main highlights were Slim Sheaths, Silhouettes in neutral shades of Black, Silver and White teamed up with lace work and leather work. She is extremely popular for her stunning breathtaking classy bridal gowns with finest stitching and all her designs reflect delicate feminism that’s why she is one the best Australian designers of world fame.
Hope you enjoyed few words about Australian style gurus who are genius people and a fashion institution in themselves. We can say about these fashion divas as they do not create fashion, they are fashion.