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Aussie Designers Headed for New York Fashion Week


Zimmermann at NYFW Fall 2015/ Photo: IMAXTREE

More than 20 Aussie labels have been chosen to showcase at New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2016 shows in September, exposing their collections to an international audience.

NYFW regulars TOME NYC, Dion Lee and Zimmermann will be back on the runway, as well as Rebecca Vallance, which is garnering attention abroad for its luxurious fabrications and structured tailoring. The label also showed on-schedule at NYFW in February 2014. 

Rebecca Vallance and Bambi Northwood-Blyth

Rebecca Vallance with muse Bambi Northwood-Blyth/ Photo: Getty

The designer behind the eponymous line, Rebecca Vallance, tells theFashionSpot, “We love the USA market — we find that our American customers really understand our collections. Showing at NYFW illustrates our commitment to the USA market as well.”

She continues, “Rebecca Vallance was initially launched in London in 2011, so for us showing internationally is about keeping the brand’s international presence and growing on it every season.”

Fashion Palette have also invited 20 Aussie designers to present Spring 2016 collections as part of its showcase at NYFW.

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Bec & Bridge at MBFWA 2015/ Photo: Josephine Willcox at theFashionSpot

Ragtrader reports that these local talents include Bec & Bridge, Emma Mulholland x Mambo, Duskii Active, Sabo Skirt, Viktoria Novak, Bellucio, Emu Designs, Luom.o, Tatiana Light, LAGUNA SYDNEY, Hunt & Heart, EDER+BERK, Nadz & Sabs, Antonella Ianni, Deborah Selleck, Simmone Standing, Catherine R Couture, Mae’s Sunday, When Freddie Met Lilly and Mauricio Alpizar.

Fashion Palette’s founder, Sonya Mefaddi, told Ragtrader, “Australia has some of the world’s best designers and I’m so proud to be presenting such an amazing cross section of local talent in New York for the fifth time.”

With such a diverse range of Aussie brands showcasing during the week, we wouldn’t be surprised to see an increased amount of local designs on red carpets and within international stockists. Fingers crossed!

[Via Ragtrader]