Milly Osborne

22 May
Fashion

These Resort 2020 collections from Australia Fashion Week Caught Our Eye

Fashion flew slightly further afield last week for the Mercedes-Benz Australia Fashion Week. Check out our five favorite designers that showcased their Resort ’20 collections in Sydney.

Australian designers fought for their spot in last week’s Fashion Week that took place in Sydney. We haven’t heard Australia mentioned in the same sentence as London, Paris, Milan and New York, yet. But if you put aside the time difference and distance, Australia isn’t so far away in its fashion.

Start scrolling for our top five favorite brands from Australia Fashion Week.

Michael Lo Sordo

Australian designer Michael Lo Sordo is known for his simple elegance and silk silhouettes. His Resort ’20 collection consisted of only black and white fabrics and featured his usual staples; slip dresses and fluid feminine pajama suits.

This collection was created for the red carpet or that fancy gala you dream about. The prices reflect that with silk-satin gowns starting at €600. We’ll wait for the occasion!

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Double Rainbouu

The colorful Double Rainbouu was founded in 2016 by Mikey Nolan and Toby Jones in Sydney. The brand exists to create an “alternative to traditional resort wear”, hence why they’re known for their party-ready premium Hawaiian shirts. They might be based on the other side of the world, but even Justin Bieber is wearing their shirts.

The design duo showcased their Resort ’20 collection at Sydney’s serene Chinese Garden of Friendship – a fun but fitting backdrop for the tropical prints.

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Aje

Aje is known for leading the designer T-shirt wave in Australia. Designers Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris took inspiration from Australia’s nature to create the “Bloomscape” collection. Flowy dresses, puffed sleeves and ruffled skirts are joined by sandy red fabrics, landscape-inspired prints and even some koalas!

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Christopher Esber

Christopher Esber’s show in Sydney wasn’t as black and white as we expected. Esber is known for his innovative tailoring and it shows. This Resort ’20 collecti0n daringly cuts out fabric in unexpected ways (some looks are more subtle than others). His play on block colors turned heads in Sydney, but Esber stayed true to his tailoring roots with a classic black suit with sharp-edged shoulder padding.

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Karla Spetic

Karla Spetic launched her namesake brand in 2008, just two years after graduating from Sydney’s Fashion Design Studio. The Croatian-born designer’s designs are “playful, modern and minimalist”. Her mostly black and white Resort ’20 collection showed some hints of color (nothing too bold – neutral beiges and pinks). Spetic’s heavy use of mesh and lots of cutting-out put more skin on show than we expected – and we’re here for it.

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Photo credits: Vogue Australia

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