If you were to imagine Australia as having an unspoken national dress code, I believe casual would be the most common theme to spring to mind. Here you can go almost anywhere in a pair of thongs, wear jeans with any dress code and sport jersey to your desk job. And while I like to believe our relaxed aesthetic sensibility is more accessible, places less emphasis on respectability and allows for space to question archaic ideas we have on dressing. It does create less opportunities for glamour and luxury.
And so we’ve turned to our friends at The Inspired Co. for direction. Set your eyes upon their latest editorial Muse for some inspiration and ideas on how to introduce glamour back into your wardrobe.
Brooke Testoni conjured up Rylan when her search for a medium-priced, luxury, logo-less bag left much to be desired. What started as a quest, morphed into a collection of bags that are timeless, considered and quality. With a focus on craftsmanship, all Rylan’s bags are made in northern Italy from calf-skin or cow leather.
Famed for the Anne shirt, a reimagining of the white shirt with exaggerated french cuffs and custom initials. Anna Hoangs iterations on classic tailoring have propelled her forward ever since. The Sydney-based designer continues to focus on elevating everyday wardrobe staples using quality materials and processes.
Esant is an open-ended conversation between softness and structure. The Mexican label draws from art to create its own language around femininity. Pliable silks are folded into sharp pleats, while crepey organza is gathered to drape shoulders.
The Croatian-born Australian designer has undergone a series of transformations over the years, but one thing that has remained constant is her unapologetic embrace of colour. It surfaces in unexpected bouts in her latest collection where neon green refreshes botticelli-like umber bows.
This Australian jewellery label was forged out of ten compelling commandments formulated by founders Hannah Roche and Lachlan Malone. Commandment one declares that all pieces must be gender neutral, while commandment eight calls for prioritising ethical production. On values alone Released from Love have converted us. It comes as a bonus to then see that all their pieces are practical, accessible and truly something beautiful to behold.
Photography by Seung-Rok @seung_rok @networkagency
Styling by Emma Cotterill @emma_cotterill @reloadagency