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>> 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:

(left to right) Jayson Brunsdon = a young Yves Saint Laurent.  Jayson Brunsdon is no YSL (yet, anyway).  He has some nice pieces, but his work is definitely my least favorite of this bunch. 

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.

Josh Goot = Helmut Lang.  His spring collection stands out way over his fall collection in my mind -- the palette of blues, greys, metallics and a tinge of yellow = love. 

Lover = Marc Jacobs.  Lover has been on my radar for a while now.  Enough said. 

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. 

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