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Jo Horgan

Beauty Features

How Throwing a Beauty Festival Upped Mecca’s Retail Sales

Mecca cochief executive officer and founder Jo Horgan shares insights on Meccaland, Australia’s first beauty festival, at WWD’s 2018 Beauty CEO Summit.

clock May 29, 2018Alexa Tietjen

The Aje Resort 19 collection based on the archives of the Australian artist, Brett Whiteley.

Fashion Features

A Decade of Aje, Australian Designer Duo Infusing Art Into Clothing

The contemporary label has found success in its ability as a retailer on top of its cherished “tough feminine” designs.

clock May 4, 2018Tiffany Ap

An Esprit store.

Retail

Esprit to Halt Australian, New Zealand Operations

The region’s 67 points of sale are loss-making.

clock May 2, 2018Tiffany Ap

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Retail

Australian Fashion Labels Founders on Steering a Business With a Steady Hand

The now 10-year-old contemporary design house is focused on China and the U.S.

clock April 25, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Meccaland

Beauty Features

Coachella for Cosmetics: Meccaland, Australia’s First Beauty Festival, Hits Melbourne

10,000 beauty junkies flocked to the glitter-filled, three-day shopping party.

clock April 16, 2018Tiffany Ap

Centre L to R: National Designer Award 2018 winners Claire Tregoning and Pip Edwards, flanked by models in looks from the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection of their P. E. Nation label.

Fashion Scoops

P.E. Nation Wins National Designer Prize in Melbourne

The award is the latest accolade for the up-and-coming ath-leisure brand from Sydney, which boasts over 100 stockists and has done collaborations with Reebok and SoulCycle.

clock February 28, 2018Patty Huntington

A Myer store.

Financial

Myer CEO Steps Down From Struggling Australian Department Store

Richard Umbers’ abrupt departure follows less than a week after Australia’s largest department store chain issued its third profit downgrade this financial year.

clock February 14, 2018Patty Huntington

Centre left and right: Mikala Tavener Hanks and Lucy Dickinson, flanked by models in their winning looks at the Australian Fashion Foundation 2017/2018 scholarship winners announcement. Sydney, December 19, 2017.

Fashion Scoops

Australian Fashion Foundation Reveals 2017/2018 Winners

Each winner will receive a financial grant of $15,324 and assistance securing an internship placement with an international fashion company.

clock December 19, 2017Patty Huntington

A gown from the Guo Pei installation at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial in Melbourne.

Designer and Luxury

Guo Pei Among Headliners at the NGV Triennial in Melbourne

The Chinese couturier is among more than 100 international artists and designers whose work is being featured in the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial.

clock December 14, 2017Patty Huntington

A shot of Amazon's new landing page for Australian shoppers.

Retail

Amazon Introduces Full Retail Offering in Australia

The online giant is offering a much fuller line of products after years of operating in the country.

clock December 4, 2017Kali Hays

A pair of swimming trunks and beach towels from the debut Ermenegildo Zegna Beachwear collection.

Fashion Scoops

Ermenegildo Zegna to Unveil Beachwear Collection in Australia

The 67 stockkeeping unit line of beachwear and accessories is being pre-launched in Australia to coincide with the start of the southern hemisphere summer.

clock November 29, 2017Patty Huntington

amazon prime day

Retail

Australia Still Awaiting Amazon’s Full Debut

Months after opening a Melbourne warehouse, the e-tailer dashed expectations that it would launch a full marketplace on Thanksgiving.

clock November 24, 2017Kali Hays

Australian skin care brand Crop is expanding into the U.S.

Skin Care

Crop Natural From Australia Plans Growth in U.S.

Crop Natural brings a line with transparency about its ingredients and natural certification to a befuddled U.S. personal-care beauty market.

clock November 21, 2017Faye Brookman

Designer Dion Lee, winner of the 2017 Australian Fashion Laureate, with model Gemma Ward, one of the presenters at the Australian Fashion Laureate Awards, Sydney, November 9, 2017. Photo: Myles Kalus

Fashion Scoops

Dion Lee Named the 2017 Australian Fashion Laureate

The 32-year-old is the youngest recipient of the award, which is considered the Australian fashion industry’s most prestigious honor.

clock November 9, 2017Patty Huntington

A look from Sydney-based brand Romance Was Born's spring 2018 collection, presented during the Australian Fashion Chamber's "Australian Designers Abroad" pop-up showroom in Paris.

Fashion Scoops

Australian Fashion Chamber and Council of Textile & Fashion to Merge

The two entities will merge to form a new fashion industry peak body.

clock October 18, 2017Patty Huntington

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