Sophisticated swimwear, relaxed tailoring and a sprinkling of Australiana – Australian fashion week reveals what you’ll be wearing next summer. Controversial shows are as de rigueur at Australian fashion week as editors in ridiculous heels. Think rats on the catwalk, pythons paired with diamond encrusted bikinis and bloggers playing the piano.
Hugging Queensland’s southeast coast for a whopping 70km, the City of the Gold Coast extends far beyond the borders of Surfers Paradise, its hedonistic heart. Once renowned for its tackiness, the “Goldie” has, ahead of the Commonwealth Games, attained a level of sophistication few expected of the city that birthed gold lamé bikini-clad Meter Maids.
Ranked the world’s most livable city six years in a row and regarded as the “cultural and sporting capital” of Australia, Melbourne is as a diverse as its multicultural heritage. The city hosts numerous international festivals, as well as the most prestigious sporting events in the country and our baristas brew the best cups of coffee you’ve ever tasted.