The Australian and New Zealand Designers to Keep on Your Radar
Fashion buyers help shape the way we shop and what we wear, so after fashion week is done and dusted, it’s the buyers we want to talk to next. What were the best pieces? Which designers are on the rise? We sat down with MyChameleon founder and buying director, Giselle Farhat, to discover the labels we should keep a close eye on.
Keep scrolling to read why Christopher Esber, Georgia Alice, and Albus Lumen are the ones to watch.
“My Chameleon has carried Christopher Esber since his very first collection and we are endlessly fascinated by his artistic touch. I loved the textural fabrics and exaggerated silhouettes in his Resort 17 collection; the embellished crystal detailing was beautiful. Esber's woman is modern, strong, elegant and ever-evolving.”—Giselle Farhat
“With only a few collections under her belt, Georgia Alice took the sartorial stage with drama and poise at Fashion Week Australia. There's something about a woman in a crisp white shirt that denotes confidence unlike anything else. I know Georgia understands this perfectly, modernising hers with exaggerated sleeves and voluminous hemlines. I'm so excited to see what her future collections will offer, especially because there is so much of Georgia herself in them. .”—Giselle Farhat
“Designer Marina Afonina's Resort 16/17 collection for Albus Lumen, exhibited an exquisite attention to detail. We saw banded ribbon finishes, subtle ties, and top stitch details that were married with suede and sheer silks and cotton that draped on the body. Her background as stylist was no secret in the considered composition and delivery of this collection. It was an all-encompassing presentation that elevated resort wear into something more sophisticated.”—Giselle Farhat