>> Sass & Bide may be the first Australian label that comes to everyone's lips, but not for long. New York Magazine magazine breaks down the breakout up-and-comers from Down Under as such:
Lisa Ho = Vera Wang. I was discouraged by the dress in the picture and the comparison choice, but don't let it fool you. I'm no Wang fan, but Lisa Ho has some beautiful pieces. Her fall collection almost has a bit of Anna Sui in it -- that 70's boho that Sui captures, but more sophisticated, so it doesn't feel done. There's a wool cape that stands out in my mind.
Kirrily Johnston = Proenza Schouler + Jil Sander. Beautiful beautiful minimal pieces -- very clean, very cut. Her fall collection is my favorite, but there's this great hoodie top from her spring collection that caught my eye.