Put a unique spin on your wardrobe this season by showing these Brisbane based designers some love.
From couture to casual, Brisbane is bringing its A-game on the fashion front with plenty of home-grown talent.
Here’s the low down on some of our local labels’ new collections and how they’re making fashion sustainable.
Fresh from a three month sabbatical in Paris, Paul Hunt has wasted no time in launching a new line of textile-driven ensembles with fabrics sourced from Paris and London. Inspired by his travels, the latest collection has lashings of beading and exquisite detail, as well as prints and colours that capture the ‘couture meets casual’ essence of the Parisian fashion scene.
“It has a relaxed feel, very chic yet loose and floaty at the same time,” he says.
Fabled and True
Eco label Fabled and True have firmly established its foothold on the the Brisbane fashion scene, delivering another sustainable line recently at the Undress Runway Fashion show in West End.
Their newest collection features frocks with boat necks, heart-shaped silhouettes, cinched waists and full skirts with scalloped trims, as well as tailored two-pieces. Designed and made in Brisbane, all items have been created with repurposed materials or recycled fabrics sourced from vintage stores, guaranteeing the lace-lined, pastel and floral garments are either one-of-a-kind or one-of-a-few.
Floor-length but not too formal, Anna-Lisa Wiklund has kept it fresh with her new range of crisp white gowns.
“I like designing clean, uncomplicated and original garments that are timeless and can be worn season after season – garments that fit well and compliment the female form, regardless of trends,” she says.
Anna-Lisa’s label has an eco ethos, employing the use of only sustainable materials including some gorgeous silk and hemp combination fabrics from Margaret River Hemp Co.
“I think that fashion can be such a wasteful industry,” she says. “More information is coming out about how harmful the manufacturing of clothing can be on the environment, as well as on the people making them.”
If you’re chasing a one-of-a-kind, handmade garment, Anna-Lisa’s your girl. Prices range from $70 to $500 depending on the style and fabric.
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