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Melbourne Designers To Look Out For In 2015

Melbourne Designers To Look Out For In 2015

| On 10, Jan 2015

2015 is set to be a big year in fashion; left, right and centre we’re already seeing the fashion forecast for this year and there is a lot to invest in. Trousers are set to be wider, skirts will be longer and the coats will be bigger and all with a little 60’s and 70’s twist, and let’s not forget athletic luxe!

Rather than wait for all the chains to pick up the latest trends, we’ve found a few designers here in Melbourne who are all over what’s to come this year.


Clarissa Avenue

Clarissa Avenue is a label with a political statement to make – girls can be strong, independent, true to themselves, all while being completely fashionable. The label flourished within this idea, and their dresses are clearly made to be worn in the office then out for a night on the town – with the exception with some special designs of course.

Shop: Collection available in store and on the Clarissa Avenue website.


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Paired with any great dress is great jewellery, and Tinka is the perfect place too look for those cool boho chic vibes. Based in Melbourne, Tinka specialises in bracelets and necklaces, all handmade and all one off pieces. More than being Melbournian, the designs feel very Australian – earthy, elemental and some even being comprised of old reworked materials.

Shop: Collection available on the Tinka Etsy webpage.


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Clemente Talarico

For the on trend male, there are some good finds over at Clemente Talarico. Their latest collection especially is made for a hot Melbourne summer with a cool summer palette and even cooler shirt collection. While they’ve been around for nearly ten years, this label has never failed to stay on trend and their most recent campaign shows just how much they tapped into that 60’s Mod look. All in all a quick go to for any guys wanting to keep with it.

Shop: Collection available in store and on the Clemente Talarico website.


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Coco and Max

Describing themselves as “a futuristic fusion of well tailored sports and luxe street wear”, Coco and Max is for the eclectic fashionista, male or female. Think new generation Di$count with a more ready to wear collection that you can take from your boxing sesh to the beach. Their first collection has just been made available to the public, however this is sure to be a sign of great things to come from these two.

Shop: Collection available on the Coco and Max website.


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Kristen Cleal

Kristen Cleal is a far more ‘Melbournian’ label compared to the rest, which is to say it is far more muted, structured and dark in its designs and colour palette. Taking on the classic and simple look that overtakes all the city goers, this label and its collection are made for the quintessential Melbourne girl all while being completely in line with this years fashion forecast.

Shop: Collection available at the Kristen Cleal website.


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Image Credits: each labels official website and Facebook page.