Recently, we held our second annual Who What Wear Australia Street Style Awards (aka #TheStreeties), which celebrates the tastemakers and industry insiders whose style sets the tone and influences the world of fashion today. As we look back at Fashion Week Australia (remember the stunning accessories and the show-stopping outfit details?), it's incredible to see that it delivered plenty of honourees, but there was one in particular who truly deserved the crown… Chloe Hill—who was awarded the coveted Street Style Star of the Year Award.
On Hill: Christopher Esber Leather Jacket (coming soon), Life With Bird Trench (coming soon), H&M T-Shirt (shop similar style), Bianca Spender Rust Velvet Viceroy Pant ($495), Beau Coops x Romance Was Born Jasmin Mule Heel ($332), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Wrap Bracelet ($1600), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Pendant ($370).
Chloe Hill is exactly as you would imagine—charming, colourful (have you seen her social feed?), and quite possibly one of the most respected fashion girls in the industry. As the winner of our 2017 Street Style Awards, we put the creator of Cool Pretty Cool in front of the camera, and dressed her in our favourite Australian designers—then added select pieces from the new Tiffany & Co. HardWear collection to complement her style.
With jet-lag setting in after a long-haul flight back to Australia (Hill has been working in Europe for the past six months), she arrived at our warehouse location in Sydney with warmth and grace. We sat down and discussed her love of vintage fashion, plus her successful career transition from a fashion magazine market editor to launching her own digital brand.
Keep scrolling to read the exclusive interview with our Street Style Star of the Year.
On Hill: Bianca Spender Forest Mist Silk Bloomsbury Dress ($925), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Graduated Link Necklace ($2500), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Wrap Bracelet (worn as necklace) ($1600), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Link Bracelet ($1800).
Who What Wear Australia: Chloe—it's safe to say that you are a creative spirit at heart. What attracted you to a career in fashion and how did you start out?
On Hill: Christopher Esber Jacket and Pants (coming soon), Senso Zaren II Shoes ($249), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Ring in 18k Rose Gold ($1900), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Ring in 18k Gold ($1900), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Triple Drop Earrings (shop similar style), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Bypass Bracelet ($2800).
WWW: How would you describe your style?
On Hill: Romance Was Born Crimson Magnolia Gown ($1650), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Hook Earrings in 18k Rose Gold ($1400), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Link Bracelet in 18k Gold ($4550), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Link Bracelet in 18k Rose Gold ($4550), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Ring in 18k Rose Gold ($1900), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Ring in 18k Gold ($1900)
WWW: Do you feel your style has evolved a lot over the last five years?
On Hill: Don't Ask Amanda Clara Faux Fur Coat Cream ($159), Bianca Spender Blush Velvet Wonderland Gown ($955), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Graduated Link Necklace in 18k Gold ($15,700), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Ring in 18k Rose Gold ($1900), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Ring in 18k Gold ($1900).
WWW: What do you think of street style here in Australia?
CH: Australian style doesn’t have the in-built culture that it does in Europe, so that’s why trial and error is so important. Australians are great at adapting to trends, and that minimalist aesthetic is so strongly influenced by Australians.
WWW: What do you think of Australian street style?
CH: Australians take risks—they try colour and they push the boundaries. Even if it’s just to take a photo, I think it’s great because they can show the rest of the world that they can have fun!
WWW: What were you most excited about at Fashion Week Australia?
CH: The Romance Was Born fashion show! Every year it’s the thing I look forward to the most. There are always such fun beautiful looks, and you can expect something different every year. They’ve collaborated with Del Kathryn Barton—there’s a lot of power in collaboration.
On Hill: Topshop coat (coming soon), IRO Altara Dress ($406), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Graduated Link Necklace ($2500), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Pendant ($370), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Hook Earrings ($415)
WWW: On your Instagram, is there a look that you are still head over heels for?
WWW: On social media, have you found a piece that you've fallen in love with and want to buy right now?
WWW: What’s your tip to capture the perfect fashion Instagram shot?
On Hill: Sass & Bide Heat Rising Capelet ($595), Pereira Fitzgerald Shearling Pullover ($2200) and Ruffle Dress ($420), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Pendant Necklace ($370), Tiffany & Co. HardWear Wrap Bracelet ($1600).
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