Every so often we see a shift around designers of a certain region really make an impact in our style stateside. Whether its the Scandinavian’s “norm core” or the Colombian designers color and print-enhanced movement—and let’s not forget the great Danes. Now, it’s Australia and New Zealand’s turn. Not only are they redefining the modern woman’s wardrobe but many are also making great strides, and leading the way in sustainability. From Maggie Marilyn, to Hansen and Gretel, and Paris Georgia, see all the Oceania brands that are catching our eyes.
Designer Anna Quan launched her label in 2011 under the principle “less is more”—and specializes in sourcing the finest fabrics and perfect tailoring that keeps the style set coming back for more.
This Aussie staple is another brand making a serious commitment to sustainability, clearly disclosing their production chain for customers to view. Their pieces range from wardrobe basics of blazers and silk dresses to trendier items like a tiger-printed two-piece set.
Launched in 2008, Aje has seen major success thanks to the street style set (like Bettina Looney) who rely on their effortless frocks that are still impactful enough to make the photographers coming running during fashion week.
There’s so many eyewear brands, but Velvet Canyon has quickly made a name for themselves but being on some of the most famous names in the game. Whether you’re an oval or cat-eye girl, they’ve got the retro frames on lock.
During the spring 2020 shows, from New York to Paris you couldn’t walk into a fashion show without seeing It girls in Esber’s “negative space” dress. The brand fuses masculine and feminine details into an ultra modern collection that exudes a quiet confidence.
This New Zealand brand counts top models like Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge and Georgia Fowler as fans. It’s easy to see why, their sleek designs are uncomplicated, and instant wardrobe staples.
Best friends Sophie Coote and Nikki Campbell translate Australia’s signature style into closet must-haves from gauzy white tops to petite floral separates.
It’s only been three years since launching her eponymous line, but this New Zealand native is making an impact not just on our wardrobes but also on the environment. Sustainability is just ingrained into the culture of her brand, from ethically sourced fabrics, to spotlighting factory workers that help produce the brand with care.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.