Australia Fashion Week 2022: 5 Brands We Love
Resort-wear that pushes the boundaries
By Danielle Viljoen
Images courtesy of Bassike
Images courtesy of Erik Yvon
Romance Was Born
Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales are a talented duo that started their label in 2005. Their ‘23 resort collection is both whimsical and theatrical while still boating a sense of practicality. Since starting their business, they have focussed on ways to be more sustainable, even when sustainability practices were rare. From upcycling vintage kimonos to recycling old toys they now reuse their offcuts and when they can’t, they pass on their offcuts to The Social Outfit. The Social Outfit is a successful fashion label that upskills refugees and migrants. Their annual collection is made entirely from donated off-cuts.
Images courtesy of Romance Was Born
Wynn Crawshaw’s collection is an ode to travel and the juxtaposition of functional items mixed with items considered a once-off purchase and wear. His vision was recreating what you’d see at an airport- hiking sneakers paired with denim, wearing the puffer you had no more space for etc. In his ‘23 resort collection, we see Solomons worn throughout and with everything but hiking attire, macramé beach cover-ups paired with suits, hints of summer dresses adorned with hibiscus flowers shoved into pants.
Images courtesy of Wynn Hamlyn
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