BoF’s editor-in-chief reports from Sydney, Australia, on a local fashion market that’s being radically reshaped by the arrival of global fast fashion chains and the meteoric growth of international e-tailers.
SYDNEY, Australia — Today, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us photo dispatches from the backstage of the Camilla, Romance Was Born, Dion Lee, Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart, Maticevski, Easton Pearson, Christina Exie, Haryono Setiadi and Alex Perry shows, held over the last five days at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
SYDNEY, Australia — Australian fashion has an image problem. When I mentioned to friends that I was thinking of attending Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in Sydney, the reaction ranged from raised eyebrows to incredulous laughter. Others quipped that the sum total of Australia’s contribution to global fashion could be distilled down to Ugg boots and swimwear. “Surely you’d only be going to take some time in the