From streetwear to trend-setting fashion, Australia is a bustling hub of innovative designers and boutiques that are setting the tone for the fashion industry worldwide. These top five Australian fashion designer boutiques are breaking barriers and making a name for themselves—and for good reason. They’re not afraid to try new things and to challenge the expected while producing captivating works of art. High fashion isn’t just for the runway, and these five boutiques will show you how to wear it with confidence.
- Maurie and Eve
This fashion-forward label can be found in boutiques across Australia and features sexy, asymmetrical lines and silky clothing. Show off your curves with dresses that fall off your frame and tanks that hug your best assets. Maurie and Eve deals mainly in neutral colors, but they’re anything but boring. The collections also feature throwback styles, like off-the-shoulder dresses and shirts and extra-long sleeves for a retro-fab look.
- BY JOHNNY
This futuristic label brings the runway to streetwear. From fascinating and unexpected shapes to monochromatic layers, BY JOHNNY pushes the limits of fashion with every collection. If you love surprising cut-outs and mixed patterns, this is the label for you. Collections are organized and labelled by season, so you’ll have no trouble figuring out when to wear each of their unique pieces.
- C/MEO Collective
C/MEO Collective is an innovative, avant-garde label that aims to set new trends with every collection. Each piece is more unexpected and interesting than the last, with bold shapes and pops of color. Each collection is centred around a trend that ties each piece together for a relevant look. If you love clean, flowing lines and telling a story with your outfit, then Cameo the label is right up your alley.
- Ten Pieces
In an interesting twist, Ten Pieces only offers ten pieces per collection—as their name suggests. This street fashion label designs their clothes so that you can mix, match and layer them as you please—you can easily wear all ten pieces at once. They take basics to a whole new level, with clothes available in only white or black and only three clothing categories: top, bottom, and accessory. If you’re looking to scale down your wardrobe in the chicest way possible, then look no further.
- Sass & Bide
Originally created by best friends (adorable!), this fashion label is dedicated to “the strong, the obscure, and the beautiful”. Sass & Bide offers everything under the sun, from formal dresses to lingerie, and each piece is more stunning and unique than the last. Whether you’re into lace, beads, tribal prints, or ruffles, this ladies-only line has it all.