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All the Best Looks From Australian Fashion Week 2024

Australian Fashion Week has arrived, and we're rounding up the best looks from the runway, backstage and on the street.

Acler (Photo by Nina Franova/Getty Images for AFW)

Every year, the Australian fashion industry's best and brightest descend on Sydney to showcase their Resort collections. 

Mixing physical and digital activations with pop-ups, beauty activations and, of course, extremely shoppable street style, the week-long event is a celebration of Australian fashion's influence on the international stage.

While we'll be spying the beauty, hair and clothing trends coming down the runway, we're also on the lookout for the standout street style from behind-the-scenes and on the ground. 

Here, we wrap up the news from Australian Fashion Week 2024, as it happens.

Albus Lumen

Albus Lumen (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

At the opening show of Australian Fashion Week 2024, everything old was new again, with Albus Lumen drawing from the archives for their Resort 25 collection, 'Rebellion'. 

With a palette ranging from earthy tones to pastel baby blues and dusty pinks,  creator and designer Marina Afonina used pieces from the brand's archives, repurposing, reshaping and upcycling the pieces into something new (and dare we say, better).

The message? Sustainability is still very much in style.

Next Gen presented by DHL

Next Gen presented by DHL (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW)

While AFW gives well-established Australian designers their (rightful) chance to shine, the spotlight is also shared by the next big things in fashion, as evidenced by the Next Gen runway.

Four designers - Amy Lawrance, Emily Watson, House Of Campbell, and Potirakis - presented their collections. 

Emily Watson's bold and bright collection was inspired by "Gossip Girl" character Jenny Humphries, while Amy Lawrance presented looks akin to a wood nymph exploring her surroundings. 

House of Campbell designer Amy Potter presented a collection inspired by love and femininity, while Potirakis drew on the world of criminals and crime as inspo. 

Viktoria & Woods

Viktoria & Woods (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images for AFW)

Making their Australian Fashion Week debut, Melbourne brand Viktoria & Woods presented a collection inspired by iridescence and lustre, with a focus on materials and modern, transformative silhouettes. 

Effortless and sophisticated, with pops of red and leather, the moment marked a major milestone for the brand's 20th year.

Rory William Docherty

Rory William Docherty (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW)

New Zealand designer Rory William Docherty's first Australian Fashion Week show was hotly anticipated...and it didn't disappoint. 

Presenting 25 looks from his Resort collection, "Love Collateral", the focus was on slow fashion, both in style and fabrications (think oversized coats, sharp tailoring, soft merino layers and quirky accessories.). 

The designer's own hand-drawn paintings of crushed paper were a repeated motif throughout the styles, with the beauty looks featuring eye-line ponytails, slicked-back styles, smudged, berry lips and subtle metallic liner.

Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFW)

Four years since the brand's last AFW showing, legendary label Carla Zampatti made its return to the runway. Stepping out on the runway named for the late designer, the collection showed off powerful silhouettes, long-line gowns and chunky metallic accessories.

P.E Nation

P.E Nation (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

The epitome of "sporty chic", Pip Edwards' P.E. Nation kicked off Day 2 of Australian Fashion Week. 

The highly anticipated RE/CREATION collection showed off a more refined, pared-back look for the athleisure wear brand. 

With easy, versatile silhouettes and high-quality fabrications in muted neutral tones, the looks seamlessly blend contemporary fashion, leisure and activewear. 


Liandra (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

The vibes were definitely high at Liandra's Australian Fashion Week 2024 show, "Essence". 

Showcasing bright and bold pieces featuring designer Liandra Gaykamangu's hand-drawn prints, the show was inspired by the guku (native honey bee) and served as a reminder to savour the slow, sweet moments in our busy, buzzing and complex lives.

Beare Park

Beare Park (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFW)

Known for sophisticated suiting and timeless elegance, Australian Fashion Week 2024 saw Beare Park branch into the world of denim for the very first time. Sheer dresses, oversized denim shorts, cashmere knitwear and jeans all made their way down the runway, with a breathtaking backless moment stealing the show thanks to a partnership with Paspaley pearls.

Emma Mulholland on Holiday

Emma Mulholland on Holiday (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

Those counting down the days to a Euro Summer have their outfits sorted thanks to the divine collection from Emma Mulholland on Holiday

Set amongst what was arguably the cutest (and most colourful) runway of the week, the "Pure Shores' collection featured elements of the 60s, 70s and 80s fashion with graphic tees, playful prints, matching couple 'fits and standout swimwear moments.


BEC + BRIDGE (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFW)

Metal and fabric met form and function in BEC + BRIDGE's Resort 24/25 collection, showing off a new era for the BEC + BRIDGE girl. 

Modern and refined, the pieces followed the curve and contours of the female body in a mimicry of the malleability of molten metal. Think drapey dresses, racer-back tanks, laser-cut denim and sharp-shouldered suiting in shades of mint, deep plum, butter yellow and chrome.


Acler (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW)

After a 5-year hiatus, Adelaide-born label Acler made a triumphant return to Australian Fashion Week with a clean and considered interpretation of feminity and dopamine-boosting colour. 

The brand debuted a capsule collection of footwear (featuring metallic, knee-high boots) and handbags, along with pieces showing off perfect pleats, crystal embellishments and soft sheer looks.

Michael Lo Sordo

Michael Lo Sordo (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images for AFW)

Welcome to Le Club Lo Sordo, inspired by the iconic clubs of Paris, where strong female silhouettes in Michael Lo Sordo's signature fabrications reign supreme. 

Presented at Machine Hall in the heart of Sydney, the collection fused leather, lace and undeniable sensuality to evoke a sense of mystery and intrigue... with a touch of club-inspired glamour. 

A bold and seductive take on resort - which also featured menswear - the collection is full of perfect party dresses that will have you planning celebrations every week.

Third Form

Third Form (Photo by Nina Franova/Getty Images for AFW)

Understated elegance was the name of the game at Third Form's first solo Australian Fashion Week show. 

Marking the label's first transition into "slow fashion", the Resort 25 collection - titled "re-form" - featured a symphony of natural colours, textured fabrics and unexpected detailing.

Karla Spetic

Karla Spetic (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFW)

Karla Spetic's Resort '25 collection was inspired by the designer's fascination with cult art-house Japanese cinema. The "Ikigai" collection (which translates to "a reason for being") has a spirit of cheeky sensuality, with lingerie prints on garments and lacy garter belts. 

With a feeling of freedom, ease and comfort, the pieces have been designed to be easy to move in, evidenced by models walking the runway in Crocs.


ANNA QUAN (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

Inspired by fluidity and undone elegance, ANNA QUAN's latest collection featured a youth-fuelled fearlessness. 

With recurring motifs of infinity waves and figure-of-eight designs, the collection showcased meticulous attention to detail with crumpled organic textures, natural corozo nut buttons, modern tweed textures and sea pearl embellishments. 

The designer also revived some of the label's most coveted pieces, which were effortlessly woven in among the new season looks.


VERNER (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

VERNER's Resort '25 collection paid homage to memories of summers by the sea, salt, sunscreen and the kitsch decor of suburban homes through contrasting techniques and printed fabrications. 

Spanning across surfwear, swimwear and eveningwear, the pieces were complemented by customised ugg boots and slippers. The curated line of comfy footwear encapsulated the essence of Aussie surf culture, matching perfectly to the show's theme of 'Blue Heaven'.

madre natura

madre natura (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

Everything old is new again. That was the mantra at madre natura's show, aptly titled "The Last Season Collection".

Sustainability took centre stage, with the label taking a stand against the need for "newness", sending an old collection down the runway. Founder Jackie Galleghan says the collection is inspired by sustainability and zero waste, promising to only release a new collection once the old one has sold out. 

Loved our edit of the best looks from Australian Fashion Week 2024? Get more inspo by checking out the pieces our editors are adding to cart right this minute, or get ready for winter with our guide to the best winter coats to buy.

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