Australia has given the world so many awesome things: Pavlova, Bubble-O-Bills and a couple of smokin’ hot Hemsworth brothers, and that’s just for starters… But there’s some other seriously cool stuff emerging from this land of ours – from sleek fashion labels to beautiful accessory brands and hot homeware creators! We know it’s hard to keep track of what’s cool these days (one minute everything’s ‘on fleek’, next minute it’s ‘cool AF’) so we’ve compiled a list of six of the Aussie sellers who are so hip it hurts RN… Collect your street cred here.
The opposite of chain-store fast fashion, the team at Foundling are all about unique designs and quality craftsmanship. They illustrate all of their own fabrics, then ensure their pieces are ethically made by SEDEX-accredited manufacturers (no sweatshop labour!). They also believe in giving back – and donate generously to help people in developing countries.
Effortlessly cool threads for you and your guy – that’s what Tee Ink is all about! Evolving from a simple tee to a full-blown fashion line (featuring easy-to-wear wrap dresses, relaxed shirts, slogan tees and men’s gear), this local label has you covered, no matter where the weekend finds you – the beach, the bar, away on vacay…
This Aussie accessories brand has come a long way since it started in 2004 with just one style in five colours – now its collection of luxury leather bags, wallets and clutches has become seriously sought-after. Status Anxiety value form and function > fashion fads, and the result is stylish-yet-understated pieces made from ridiculously soft leather that will forever be on-trend.
Drawing inspiration from Scandinavian and modernist design, Sly Australia creator, Lauren Finks, puts her own Aussie stamp on her cool range of homewares! Embodying the idea that the simple pleasures of life are the foundation of wonderful products, this Melbourne designer creates quality products using local materials and processes wherever possible.
Founded by Paris-trained designer, Teresa Tiong (who creates her pieces in a small Sydney studio), Au Revoir Les Filles’ signature is fine, beautiful jewellery with a sense of story and romance. Think intricate star and moon earrings, a modern take on timeless pearls and dainty micro stud earrings that are designed to bring a bit of magic to the everyday.
Melbourne couple, arts marketer Bianca Lambert and carpenter Thomas Wilson, are the powerhouses behind Capra Designs. They create thoughtful, high-quality design pieces that are the stuff of Instagram dreams. Think powder-coated wire hangers, eco resin pots and vases and beautifully printed linen throws, tablecloths and napkins.
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