A Diverse Palette of Australian Talent Comes to NYFW S/S 2019

In Fashion & Culture, Fashion Designers, Fashion Features, Fashion Week, New York, NYFW Trend Reports by Patrick Hovan

When I think about what makes Australia unique, the things that come to mind are surfing, unusual animals, and the explosive talent coming out of the Australian fashion scene. I was delighted to photograph the most recent wave of Australian fashion talent hitting our American shores at New York Fashion Week’s Industria Studios for the Spring / Summer 2019 season.

Fashion Palette Australia showcased 11 designers at NYFW which all possessed a defining sense of style and creativity.  The fashion agency is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and is known for bringing the most talented Australian fashion designers to the Big Apple to connect with industry professionals, buyers, and media outlets such as Fashion Mingle.

Designer: Avery Verse

Avery Verse is a luxury handbag brand that uses eco-friendly Italian leather. Based in Sydney, Taylor and Christie Cook are a husband and wife design team who have perfected the artisanal process of vegetable tanning leather. This environmentally-conscious brand features handmade over the shoulder, tote, and handbags to suit every woman’s need. If doing your part for the planet is important to you, you’ll be happy to know that 10% of Avery Verse profits go to environmental protection. This Australian company has fulfillment in the U.S. and offers free shipping.

Designer: Bronx & Banco

Fashion designer Natalie De’Banco brought her label Bronx & Banco to NYFW for the launch of the Spring / Summer 2019 collection. Wildly mirroring the playful sophistication of the label’s founder, the Bronx & Banco collection features silk and sequin gowns, dresses, and jumpsuits in a palette of warm tones and floral patterns. The collection is sure to make waves in the global fashion market and can be found all over Australia, Europe and in the United States online at Revolve.

Designer: DA by Daniel

Award-winning designer and Queensland native Daniel Alexander bring his 18 years of experience in the fashion industry to his label, DA by Daniel. His Spring / Summer 2019 Collection oozed with edgy sophistication. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gown for an glamorous event or a flirty dress for a night on the town, the collection has an hypnotic beauty that will create a lasting impression. Daniel certainly knows how to design a dress to impress and we’re looking forward to watching his brand grow.

Designer: Elle Zeitoune

With a background in visual arts, designer Elle Zeitoune followed her passion for design into womenswear and created her namesake label in 2010. In 2017 Elle opened her first store in Paddington, Australia, and made her debut at NYFW a year later. The Elle Zeitoune Spring / Summer 2019 Collection features cocktail dresses and evening wear, many embellished with lace and sequins, suitable for a summer wedding to a glamorous gala. The brand is surprisingly affordable and can be purchased online and in retail locations around the world and in the United States coast-to-coast.

Designer: Elliatt

Designer Katie Pratt is the founder of Elliatt, a fashion forward womenswear line with an accessible price. Having debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2017, Elliatt returns again with a Spring / Summer 2019 Collection. With extraordinary detail in the lace, embroidery, and textiles, the collection featured a warm and inviting color palette perfect spring.

Pratt founded the line in 2011 after many years of experience working in the industry. Elliatt is now an internationally known brand and a  label that offers effortless style for any occasion.

Designer: Harvey The Label

Harvey The Label is a creative brand pushing boundaries in the world of fashion. Designer and brand founder Mim Harvey is committed to building a sustainable fashion line by creating multi-functional ready-to-wear pieces. Over 70% of Harvey’s collection is multi-way wear, in fact the jumpsuit she wore to the fashion show could be worn 17 different ways. The label is a fast-growing company at an affordable price point. “We’re fast fashion priced, but we are not fast fashion” says Harvey. Learn more about Harvey The Label in our exclusive video interview with Mim Harvey here.

Designer: Jagger & Stone

Founded by Lucy Jackson and Nikki Westcott, Jagger & Stone invites you to join their “bad girls club” with a collection for the girls who always leave the party last. Inspired by festival fashion, these best friends are a designing duo driven to dress your inner wild child. From flirtatious school girl to hints of sexy chambermaid, the Jagger & Stone collection closes the gap between music festivals and clubbing, bringing one of the most daring collections this season to the catwalks of New York Fashion Week.

Designer: NNCY

We were delighted to interview the sisters behind the label NNCY, Hannah, Imman, and Houda are dedicated to creating a versatile and timeless ready-to-wear brand for girls just like them. When talking to the sisters behind NNCY you can truly see their passion and excitement for the brand they are creating. NNCY’s S/S 2019 collection is a reflection of the personal style of the three sisters, which will take you effortlessly from classroom to club  Take a look at our exclusive interview here and meet the girls behind NNCY!

Designer: Santina Nicole

Santina Nicole, is a brand founded by Melbourne-based Santina Ponte. With a color palette of red, blush, powder blue, blacks, and whites, the Santina Nicole brings a timeless elegance to their Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW collection. The beautifully tailored collection features cutouts, ruffles, and off the shoulder styles that ooze femininity. While not yet widely available internationally, you can and should shop this collection online. It’s affordable, luxury womenswear whose classic style will stand the test of time.

Designer: Saski Collection

“Athleisure” is the hottest trend in the global fashion market and the Saski Collection is taking it to an entirely new level. Created by fitness Influencer Tammy Hembrow, the Saski Collection is sure to be a huge hit with her 8 million+ followers. Designed to build confidence in a woman whether you’re in or out of the gym, the collection’s edgy style will make sure you turn heads. The Saski Collection isn’t afraid of designing for women with curves, so if you’re tired of industry giants like Lululemon ignoring your curves, this collection will have you flipping for joy.

Designer: The Blonde Republic

The Blonde Republic is a fashion brand and growing media empire created by 23 year-old Australian model, influencer, and fashion designer Sapphiroula. From body suits to biker pants, The Blonde Republic is a label inspired by the everyday wardrobe Sapphiroula sports on her blog, Instagram, and vlogs. The collection is perfectly coordinated in style and color to mix and match in black, blush, and nude so you can effortlessly keep your Instagram feed fresh!

Thank you to Fashion Palette for allowing us to cover the show. Learn more about this Australian fashion agency that helps fashion designers expand their brand internationally at Miami Swim Week, New York Fashion Week, and in Dubai.

About Patrick Hovan

Internationally published High-Fashion and Fine-Art Photographer Patrick is also the Fashion Mingle Media Director and lead photographer for NYFW coverage. Patrick studied fine-art in college graduating with a concentration in photography and maintains a focus in Fashion, Portraiture, and Fine Art photography.

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