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Afterpay cofounder Nick Molnar; IMG executive director fashion events group, Asia-Pacific region Natalie Xenita and models Gemma Ward, Akiima and Anja Brown, photographed at Bondi Icebergs.

Designer and Luxury

Australian Fashion Week Partners With Afterpay

The Australian fintech juggernaut is the event’s new naming rights sponsor.

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Indigenous Australian model Charlee Fraser in a T-shirt designed by Sydney brand Aje, part of the "Literacy Is Freedom" campaign launched by David Jones, in partnership with the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

Fashion Scoops

David Jones Launches Indigenous Incubator, Literacy Initiatives

The Pathways Program aims to provide support at all stages in the development of Indigenous fashion brands.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 07: XXX during the David Jones SS20 New Dawn Season Launch at David Jones Elizabeth Street Store on September 07, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images for David Jones)

Fashion Scoops

David Jones Makes a Beeline Into Spring

The Australian department store’s Sydney flagship now has a permanent rooftop apiary with 400,000 bees.

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Images from the 35th annual Spring Flower Show at the Elizabeth Street, Sydney flagship of Australian department store David Jones.

Fashion Scoops

David Jones Makes a Beeline Into Spring

Images from the 35th annual Spring Flower Show at the Elizabeth Street, Sydney flagship of Australian department store David Jones.

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An image from the Mecca Brands launch campaign on Tmall Global.

Beauty Features

Australia’s Mecca Brands Launching Chinese Flagship With Tmall Global

The company’s first foray into China will offer 22 brands initially, around one third of them Australian.

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A look from Jets Swimwear's Resort 2019 collection, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks, Sydney, May 15, 2018.

Mergers and Acquisitions

L Catterton to Acquire Australia’s Jets Swimwear

After reacquiring Seafolly, LVMH’s private equity arm is set to add a second Australian swimwear name to its stable.

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A look from Australian label Aje, part of the lineup of new Australian e-commerce startup Showroom-X.

Designer and Luxury

Australian E-commerce Start-up Showroom-X Targets Chinese Consumers

The site’s launch offer features 35 Australian and New Zealand fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands.

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Collaboration collection between MAARA Collective fashion designer Julie Shaw and artists of the Bula'bula Aboriginal Arts Corporation, presented at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, August 7, 2019

Fashion Scoops

Australia’s Inaugural Indigenous Fashion Awards Announces Winners

Thirty-three First Nations designers and artists were nominated across six categories in the first National Indigenous Fashion Awards.

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A Seafolly campaign.

Mergers and Acquisitions

L Catterton Set to Reacquire Seafolly Following Administration

The private equity arm of LVMH has been announced as the preferred bidder for the Australian swimwear brand, which entered administration in late June.

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Example of indigenous textile design in Australia

Fashion Scoops

Australia’s First Indigenous Fashion Awards Announces Shortlist

The inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards will be live streamed on August 5.

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The June 2020 issues of Bauer Australia's Australian editions of InStyle and Harpers Bazaar, which are among nine of the company's magazines whose print editions are suspended.


Bauer Media Group Exits Australia

Eight years after buying Australia’s largest magazine publisher, Bauer is withdrawing from the market.

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A Zimmermann campaign.

Designer and Luxury

Zimmermann Responds to Allegations of Racial Discrimination

The brand’s workplace culture came under scrutiny after it responded to the Black Lives Matter protests on social media.

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An Instagram post by New Zealand-American footwear company Allbirds in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Fashion Scoops

Australian, New Zealand Fashion Industries React to U.S. Protests

Australian and New Zealand fashion brands and companies are adding their voices to the growing protest movement.

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A Mecca Brands retail team member wearing a face shield at the Mecca Highpoint store in Melbourne.

Beauty Features

Temperature Checks and Face Shields: Mecca Brands’ New Normal

As lockdowns ease, Australia’s largest specialty beauty retailer has crafted an extra robust COVID-19 safety plan.

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A lookbook look from Australian custom tailoring company InStitchu's new women's offer.

Fashion Features

Australian Custom Tailoring Start-up InStitchu Expands Into Women’s Wear

The company anticipates its custom-tailored women’s wear offer could account for 30 to 50 percent of its business within 12 to 18 months.

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