We've recently introduced some exciting new designers to AUST.'s curation of Australian labels, particularly some really exciting womenswear labels. To celebrate, we played dress up with Ryan Karner, aka Mr. Fabulous and put him in some of our favourite new looks coming through AUST.
Jacket: EMMA MULHOLLAND // Pants: STEELE
There are so many reasons why we LOVE Emma Mulholland. This a label with a truly unique style. Emma infuses a sense of humour and playfulness into all her designs. It's for the girl (or guy) who doesn't take themselves too seriously, except for having some serious fun with their fashion.
You'll find in her collections lots of colour, bold statement prints, tom-boy inspired silhouettes and some serious attitude. Not for the faint of heart!
This label is almost two years young, but it's quickly becoming a favourite here at AUST. Founded by two friends that met at design school, Angela and Virginie, cumulatively their experiences buying for cult Sydney boutique Tuchuzy and also having parents that had a familiar hand at sewing machines have given them an edge in the business.
They know how to design for the modern gal. The silhouettes are feminine, yet different and unique. The devil is in the details, such as a gorgeous two-way zip down the side of a dress, a tie wrap that can make a dress drop waist or clinched in. Their bohemian, whimsical influence is tailored into to a sleek modern style.
Jacket: STEELE // Pants: EMMA MULHOLLAND // Sunglasses: EPOKHE
Designed in Melbourne by Jessica Reid, Steele is like a bohemian dream. Unapologetically feminine, yet still edgy and different. This leather jacket featured above is particularly one of our favourite pieces. It's buttery soft, and so comfortable to wear, just like the rest of their collection.
Fabrics you'll want to get cozy in, and style you'll want to strut in. As it's name suggests, Steele's vision is "to inspire strength through femininity."
Top: ZULU AND ZEPHYR // Pants: NEUW DENIM // Opticals: VALLEY EYEWEAR
Photography and edit by: Hannah Wang
Model: Ryan Karner