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The Best in Australian Fashion: Shop the Iconic Brands of Fashion Week 2023

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Afterpay Australian Fashion Week is underway, and it’s clear that this year’s showcase will be exceptionally stylish.

As we soak in the breathtaking runway creations and observe the flawless street fashion, we have already begun making mental notes on how to elevate our own fashion game.

Watch Below: Petstock Runway at AAFW 2023

Whether you have been in attendance at AAFW 2023, or devouring the latest looks from your couch, we’re rounding up all the places to shop the brands showcased at this year’s event. 

So what are you waiting for? Here’s where to shop the most stylish Aussie designers of 2023. 

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Alemais AFFW 2023
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ALÉMAIS

Meet Lesleigh Jermanus, the brilliant Australian designer who stands as the creative force behind Alemais. Blending artistic elements with a modern and contemporary aesthetic, Lesleigh crafts exceptional pieces that embody the essence of femininity, adventure, and sustainability. From conceptualization to production, each garment from Alemais is meticulously crafted with the purpose of uplifting artisanal communities through thoughtful practices and processes. Alemais’ collection showcases breathtaking dresses, swimwear, and skirts, all centred around the use of natural materials and adorned with traditional artisanal prints and techniques. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty and craftsmanship of Alemais’ creations.

Shop ALÉMAIS online at The Iconic, Net-a-Porter and David Jones.

St Agni AAFW 2023
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ST. AGNI

Infuse your wardrobe with the essence of Byron Bay through the Australian clothing label, St Agni. Established in 2014 by the coastal duo Lara and Matt Fells, the brand is renowned for its minimalistic pieces designed to seamlessly complement any existing wardrobe. Embracing a “less is more” philosophy, St Agni captivates with a neutral colour palette, effortless detailing, and contemporary silhouettes. With their recent venture into leather footwear, St Agni has evolved into a comprehensive lifestyle brand. Explore their collection, featuring structured blazers, tailored trousers, easy-to-wear maxi dresses, and much more. Prepare to elevate your style with St Agni’s timeless offerings.

Shop ST. AGNI online at The Iconic and David Jones.

YOUKHANA AAFW 2023
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YOUKHANA

Sydney designer Nathaniel Youkhana possesses a unique talent for transcending the boundaries between fashion, art, and gender. Their specialisation lies in creating exquisite one-of-a-kind pieces that defy conventional categorization. Unlike most labels that assign value based on price, Youkhana’s creations are measured by the laborious hours invested in their meticulous craftsmanship. Each hand-braided, vividly dyed, and carefully-constructed garment requires anywhere between 60 to 250 hours of devoted artistry.

Shop YOUKHANA online directly through their website.

Michael Lo Sordo AAFW 2023
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MICHAEL LO SORDO

Since its humble inception in 2006, Michael Lo Sordo has blossomed into a prominent figure in the realm of Australian women’s luxury fashion. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, Michael Lo Sordo curates a collection of essential pieces that encapsulate a whimsical charm and exude exceptional quality, catering to the hearts of romantic minimalists. His designs boast impeccable clean lines, opulent fabrics, and meticulous embellishments, resulting in breathtaking creations that effortlessly blend contemporary allure with timeless elegance. Tailored for women who crave to make a statement, Michael Lo Sordo’s collection showcases show-stopping evening gowns and timeless tops that are now available for your perusal and shopping pleasure. 

Shop Michael Lo Sordo online at Net-a-Porter and David Jones.

AJE AAFW 2023
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AJE

In 2008, Adrian Norris and Edwina Forest joined forces to establish Aje, an esteemed Australian fashion brand that embodies contemporary style with a distinct focus on raw beauty, resilient femininity, and effortless cool.

As trailblazers of Australia’s iconic coastal-to-urban aesthetic, Aje leaves its indelible mark through a thoughtfully curated blend of effortless wardrobe essentials and striking statement pieces, all meticulously crafted with a touch of luxury. Discover the unmistakable essence of Aje, where each garment exudes a sense of timeless elegance and refined sensibilities.

Shop AJE online at David Jones.

Bianca Spender AAFW 2023
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BIANCA SPENDER

With a prominent presence in the Australian fashion scene for over a decade, Bianca Spender stands as a leading designer with a remarkable personal journey. As the daughter of an influential Australian Fashion Matriarch, she was immersed in the industry from a young age, and now she embarks on her own path, establishing an independent identity as a women’s wear designer driven by integrity and authenticity. Bianca Spender weaves her unique narrative into her creations, showcasing a fusion of heritage and innovation that sets her apart in the fashion landscape.

Shop Bianca Spender online at David Jones and The Iconic.

Anna QUan
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ANNA QUAN

Anna Quan’s eponymous label embodies the essence of minimalism and simplicity, seamlessly blending timeless silhouettes with thoughtful designs across each captivating collection. With an unwavering commitment to longevity, each piece from the Australian brand is meticulously crafted to transcend beyond fleeting trends, becoming cherished wardrobe staples for years to come. From exquisitely woven knitwear and jumpers to elevated tops and t-shirts, as well as flattering dresses, Anna Quan’s simplified creations possess the versatility to effortlessly enhance any ensemble. Prepare to be captivated by the enduring beauty and impeccable craftsmanship of Anna Quan’s creations, a testament to the brand’s enduring appeal.

Shop Anna Quan online at David Jones and The Iconic.

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BEC & BRIDGE

Bec + Bridge, an esteemed figure in the Australian fashion landscape, has achieved iconic status with its consistent delivery of feminine yet contemporary silhouettes season after season. With a diverse range of dresses, tops, t-shirts, pants, shorts, and more, Bec + Bridge offers an array of elegant silhouettes that are destined to become your go-to choices for any occasion. Each piece within Bec + Bridge’s collections showcases the brand’s unwavering commitment to quality, featuring the finest fabrications, intricate prints, and designs that exude feminine allure. Prepare to be captivated by the timeless charm and impeccable craftsmanship evident in every creation by Bec + Bridge.

Shop Bec & Bridge online at David Jones.

Ngali AFWW 2023
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NGALI

Ngali, a contemporary Australian fashion label, was founded and designed by Denni Francisco with a strong focus on thoughtful and sustainable design practices. The brand takes pride in its collaborations with First Nations’ artists, resulting in a collection that seamlessly blends classical silhouettes with modern and elevated elements. Ngali’s mission is to provide wearable pieces of art that not only enhance your personal style but also infuse vibrance and intricate detail into your surroundings. With Ngali, you can embrace fashion that is both visually captivating and ethically conscious.

Shop Ngali online at David Jones.

Blanca AAFW 2023
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BLANCA

Blanca, a captivating addition to the renowned Australian accessories label Reliquia, exudes an essence of retro-inspired allure. Drawing inspiration from the enchanting streets of Paris and Milan, Blanca masterfully infuses each silhouette with a modern edge. Embracing classic cuts, vibrant color palettes, and intricate prints, Blanca offers a collection of timeless pieces crafted in limited quantities to reduce the label’s environmental footprint. From shirts to blazers, pants, sweaters, and beyond, curate your ultimate capsule collection with Blanca.

Shop Blanca online at The Iconic and David Jones.

Acler AAFW 2023
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ACLER

At the heart of the iconic Australian label Acler lies a dedication to embracing exquisite materials, artful draping techniques, and the juxtaposition of feminine silhouettes with rich colour palettes. Guided by the creative duo Kathryn Forth and Julia Ritorto, Acler challenges the notion of trends by offering a collection of classical and timeless silhouettes. With a flair for creative design, Acler showcases its expertise through an exceptional range of mini dresses, midi dresses, and maxi dresses that can be tailored to suit any occasion. Prepare to be captivated by the unparalleled craftsmanship and versatility of Acler’s designs.

Shop Acler online at David Jones and The Iconic.

Macgraw AAFW 2023
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MACGRAW

In April 2012, designers Beth and Tessa MacGraw introduced their eponymous label to the fashion world. Since then, the sister duo has established their remarkable presence in the Australian designer scene, renowned for their distinctive prints and meticulous selection of beautiful fabrics that gracefully drape wearable silhouettes. The MacGraw brand is characterized by a fusion of captivating textures and luxurious yet effortlessly wearable looks, quickly becoming a signature of their aesthetic. Their designs strike the perfect balance between strength and femininity, exuding an innate elegance that has garnered attention and acclaim from discerning fashion enthusiasts.

Shop Macgraw online at Farfetch.

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