Five months after they graced the runways, the collections that debuted at Australian Fashion Week 2023 are finally available to purchase.
Now, that time has officially come, with several Australian designers releasing their fashion week collections just in time for the warmer weather. Naturally, we’ve wasted no time adding our favourite styles to cart.
From St Agni’s distinct ‘90s aesthetic (a wardrobe minimalist’s dream), to Alemais dreamlike disco collection, there’s something to suit every fashionable palette from these new arrivals.
Below, everything the marie claire team are shopping straight from the runway.
Everything The Marie Claire Team Is Buying From Australian Fashion Week
I love this time of year, when the collections we died over at Australian Fashion Week are finally available to call our own. I’ve already bought a couple items — this oversized silk shirt from Alemais (the incredible print is a collaboration with American artist Meagan Boyd), and these kitten heels from vegan shoe brand Edie Collective (they were worn by models walking in Bianca Spender’s incredible show).
Also on my list is this grey mini dress from St Agni (it’s giving me major Carrie Bradshaw vibes, as demonstrated by Kendall Jenner), and if my credit card REALLY needs a workout, I’m adding the Maggie Marilyn heart dress to cart as well.
Alex Bruce-Smith, Digital Managing Editor
Forget red, I’m all about the chocolate brown toned accessories in St Agni’s collection. I particularly have my eye on the Asymmetric Slides and the soft crescent bag—they’re both timeless.
Teneal Zuvela, Digital Writer
For me, Maggie Marilyn can do no wrong, and that sentiment was well and truly confirmed after the brand debuted their first Australian Fashion Week collection.
Presented against a setting sun at Darling Point Sailing Club while guests enjoyed fish and chips and cocktails, this show was exactly what I needed to get excited about dressing for the warmer months. Naturally then, I’ve been lusting after this red-striped button down and adorable woven carryall. Catch me wearing them both to the beach all summer long.
I’m also not normally one for ultra-feminine silhouettes, but seeing Gemma Ward glide down the runway in this tiered maxi skirt by Aje certainly changed my mind. If my bank account allows, I’ll be picking this up for my next special occasion.
Kirsty Thatcher, Digital Writer
Cosmos Tiered Maxi Skirt, $595 from AJE.
You can never have too many black slip dresses! The cup detailing on this one by St Agni helps elevate the otherwise simple, bias-cut dress, elevating it to a great ‘special occasion’ piece. The lingerie-inspired detailing, which includes an underwire cup and adjustable back clasp, also adds the right amount of ‘sexy’ to a formal look.
Rebecca Mitchell, Senior Digital Writer
Resort Dress, $529 from ST AGNI.
Beholding the colour and vibrancy of Alemais’ Resort 24’ collection was an experience in itself. Now that we can finally shop the collection, I simply cannot go past the watercolour artistry of the Daisy One Shoulder Mini Dress.
I love the whimsy draping of the bow around the skirt, combined with voluminous shoulder tie that adds interest (alongside the waist cut-out). The fabric is (naturally) the star of the show. Designed in collaboration with artist Jedda Culley, this is the sort of piece you will have in your collection for years and want to pull out on every occasion.
Cassandra Green, Senior Digital Writer
Daisy One Shoulder Mini Dress, $895 from ALEMAIS.