When Sydney dress(es) up
Uniquely Australian Fashion—Celebrate a World of Feminine Style
When it comes to playing dress up, Sydney's homegrown designer base qualifies.
Inspired by summer, sunshine and crystal clear water, this city knows how to transform you into a feminine dame. From vibrant prints to raffled silk and intricate floral embroidery, come spring Sydney releases its charme and its time for us to take a look at Australian summer fashion 2013/14.
A quick look at the label on many Australian designer clothes will quickly reveal many of them are unfortunately made in China rather than supporting the Australian Fashion Industry. When 10 years ago many were still made here so have now about 50% moved their manufacturing overseas (Source: Australian Fashion Guide). In turn you can see how quality has deteriorated and the high end prices many Australian designer brands charge are just not justifiable anymore.
Still, many small up-and-coming labels fight to keep production on our shores although conditions are tough as producers rarely work with small production quantities.
Credit deserve the few that keep investing in the Australian fashion manufacturing industry and produce their pieces locally.
So lets have a look at these proudly made-in-Australia designers that are certain to turn some heads.
Shop the looks
Arabella Ramsay Summer dress $189.-
Cue Scoop Neck Summer dress $289.-
Cue Racer Neckline dress $249.-
Leona Edmiston's 'The Frocks' range is designed and made in Australia
Darcy Dress $595.-
Charlotte Dress $345.-
Shop Ginger & Smart here
Shop Collette Dinnigan here