The fashion industry is well known to be highly competitive and difficult to get into, especially nowadays. Therefore, I believe it to be of utmost importance to support new, local designers whenever I find them. Recently in Vogue and Harpers Bazaar Australia there is a trend emerging of influential media platforms advertising and supporting local Australian designers, which is amazing because normally only international well known brands are advertised such as Calven Klein, Chanel and Bvulgari.
Australia is however becoming more well known in the fashion and design industry with brands like Paolo Sebastian, Veronika Maine, Finders, C/MEO Collective and Keepsake being seen worn on red carpets. The artistic work expanding shows great depth from feminine embroidery to edgy asymmetrical cuts. A new Aussie designer to me is Bronx and Banco, the brand launched in 2009 and is known for their sexy, feminine, chic and sophisticated pieces. The piece I own from them is called the “Lulu’ dress, which I am wearing in the picture above. Its exquisite black velvet floral patches featured on the sheer swing dress brings a modern update to the 60’s swing dress style. The dress also comes with a satin black slip which can be worn under the dress or on its own.
The timeless piece can be worn to formals (otherwise known as prom), birthdays or even to sleep in if you just really can’t bear to not wear this luxurious design. The swing dress can even be worn as a top with jeans and a pair of heels. Bronx and Banco can be found at Myer, online at Revolve or for those living in lil old Adelaide at Wildchild Stylelab.
Now, what can I say about Tony Bianco without sounding like a complete fangirl? Nothing. I must confess I LOVE this Aussie’s shoes. How could i not though, really? The brand exudes effortless style and puts contemporary spins on classic designs. Over the past year the popularity of this brand began to grow hugely due to celebrities being seen wearing ‘Tony’s’, such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, due to them sharing a stylist called Monica Rose (whom I adore). The ‘Kappa’ heel blew my mind when i first saw it and it was love at first sight. Shoe love. If anything is strappy I will buy it and this shoe fell straight into that category. This design can be found in brown, nude and black suede.
Boots, in my personal opinion are one of the most versatile pieces. They can be worn in any season, with dresses, shorts, jeans or skirts. However, there are many different styles such as ankle boots, over the knee boots and chelsea boots. These boots from Tony Bianco are sock boots, which are made out of clingy black velvet and the style is called ‘Nakita’. I love the flared heel as it adds further interest to the design. I’ve already got my eyes set on a few new designs from Tony Bianco this season but I’ll try to restrict myself. The brand has its own stores set up at Westfield’s all over Australia and also an online store.
So who are you going to support?
Sincerely, L x
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