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Australia has a reputation for exporting great style—from the country’s gorgeous models (Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jessica Hart, Miranda Kerr) to its famously feminine labels like Zimmermann, Lover, and Camilla and Marc. It’s easy to see the land’s laid-back, vibrant culture reflected in its fashion, and the fact that Aussies don’t take themselves too seriously is refreshing.
Ellery Designer Kym Ellery perfectly embodies the women she designs for: modern, fearless fashion lovers who manage to never look like they try too hard. The Sydney-based designer uses structural elements and varied proportions to add avant-garde touches to wardrobe staples like dresses, skirts and blazers. Her stuff is a little on the pricey side, but worth it for quality and sheer cool factor.
Fortunately for us here in the States, the country’s more under-the-radar labels are gradually becoming easier to access. Just stroll around New York’s Nolita neighborhood and you’ll find Damsel In Distress and the newly-opened B Space across the street, both of which stock some of the more elusive Australian labels. Plus, there are plenty of online retailers like Ausmode.com that make shopping for Australian designers super-easy, no matter what city you’re in.
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