Every so often, we notice a crop of new fashion labels start to gain traction—they offer something different and exciting, and usually exactly what our wardrobes have been missing. If you’re reading Who What Wear Australia, we know that you like to be the first—as in first to know all the latest fashion news, who’s wearing what and what you should be wearing next.
We’ve rounded up the best new Australian labels that you need to know now. Keep scrolling for our edit and to hear from the designers about what we can expect in 2016.
“We are extremely excited for what 2016 will bring for SIR. We are planning to expand the brand internationally and will be focusing on sales in the USA. Here in Australia we have a few collaborations in the works and some amazing content and product coming your way.”—Nikki Campbell and Sophie Coote
“Our collections for 2016 are highlighted with lustrous soft fabrics, silk draping and rich textured layered pieces. Voluminous lace is also becoming a staple of the brand, which is beautifully contrasted by our signature clean androgynous tailoring.”—Kathryn Forth and Julia Ritorto
“In 2016 (our second year) we hope to take our brand abroad with a potential Paris showroom and also continue pushing into the US market. A potential inspiration trip to Japan is also in the works to meet with incredible denim aficionados to learn some exciting skills.”—Amber D’Enett and Georgia Mitchell
“The highlight for Interval is always in the details. We’ve got some unique knitwear textures coming—matte, fluffed, bubbled, sheer, ribbed; raw-edge details contrasting with perfectly tailored shapes. This, along with some creative collaborations we are working on, mean that 2016 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for us.”—Kara Liu
“Last year, RYDER collaborated with Urban Outfitters on a second sell out, limited-edition capsule collection (the first was in 2014), and started gaining serious momentum. Our celebrity following continues to grow locally with fans including Kate Peck, Rachael Finch and Lauren Phillips.”—Penny Brown
“I hope to open a further two Kaliver flagship stores within Australia and continue to see the brand grow. Not only as a brand, but in the complexity of my designs, craftsmanship and quality of the KALIVER Garments. Over the next year I will be focusing on the use of silhouettes, embroidery, beading, and mixing visual textures. I will begin to incorporate bold mixed coloured embroidery imported from Eastern Europe tied back with the classier KALIVER cut.”—Roni Cross
“In 2016 we’re aiming for girl-gang world domination, one tee and jumper at a time! Whilst we’re plotting away at that, the next collection will be released shortly with a focus on supermodels of the nineties and keep an eye out too for our lingerie line coming later in the year!”—Zoe Webster
"Sticking to trusting our instincts and always coming back to what we love to wear. Continuing to create effortless, classic pieces you want to wear every day. Natural fabrications will again be a focus for us, as well as cottons and linens we are working with silk and some interesting new prints."—Lucy and Michelle Perrett