Alyx Gorman
is The Saturday Paper’s fashion editor.

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Fashion November 11, 2017

Verner’s small print

Stepping back from the traditional model of ever-expanding business has allowed Melbourne designer Ingrid Verner to create a boutique label that is a labour of love.

Fashion August 12, 2017

Kit Willow Podgornik’s Kitx

With a focus on sustainable materials, Kit Willow Podgornik’s label, Kitx, is producing flowing garments so popular they push their handmade manufacturing to the limit.

Fashion June 24, 2017

Emma Mulholland’s label Holiday

Emma Mulholland’s new label Holiday returns to the retro beachside style that launched her career.

Fashion May 13, 2017

Fashion labels Ten Pieces and SZN

The desire for a stripped back ‘uniform’ may speak to a catastrophic future but, it’s more about saving the present by simplifying choices and consuming less.

Fashion April 01, 2017

Susan Dimasi and Material By Product

With the aim of sustaining the Chanel legacy, Material By Product creative director Susan Dimasi has the well-heeled 21st-century professional in her sights.

Fashion February 25, 2017

Christopher Esber at New York Fashion Week

In Christopher Esber’s debut show at New York Fashion Week, he continues his pursuit of the ‘alpha woman’, this time with an automotive edge.

Fashion December 17, 2016

Jewellers Sarah & Sebastian

Sarah & Sebastian’s exceptionally delicate pieces of gold and silver jewellery combine handmade artistry with commercial fabrication techniques.

Fashion September 17, 2016

Spell and the Gypsy Collective

An escape from city pressures to Byron Bay provided the inspiration – and the perfect picturesque backdrop – for a savvy label deemed Australian Business of the Year.

Fashion July 09, 2016

Hawaiian style with Double Rainbouu

Double Rainbouu’s rapid success has come from collections built around their foundation garment – a contemporary Hawaiian shirt.

Fashion June 11, 2016

Alpha 60 design for MONA

Sibling-run label Alpha 60 design uniforms for Tasmania’s MONA and look to international expansion.

Fashion April 30, 2016

Ermenegildo Zegna and Achill farm

The New South Wales sheep farm that has entered an innovative partnership with Italian luxury brand Ermenegildo Zegna.

Fashion April 02, 2016

Gorman’s Geology collection

Gorman’s Autumn collection is a collaboration with resin jewellery designer Elke Kramer.

Fashion March 05, 2016

Dior’s make-up director Peter Philips

Dior’s Peter Philips brings creativity to the brand's commercial make-up lines.

Fashion December 19, 2015

Alice McCall in Wonderland

Playsuit queen Alice McCall will be the first Australian designer to open a stand-alone boutique in China.

Fashion November 28, 2015

Crocheted swimwear makes a return

Small craft-based businesses lead the revival of a sun-bleached early ’70s classic – crocheted swimwear.

Fashion October 24, 2015

The Australian Fashion Chamber’s global mission

Building the reputation of Australian designers overseas poses tantalising challenges for the local industry’s prospective governing body.

Fashion September 26, 2015

Bassike joins Flannel, Aesop and AUST in LA’s Venice Beach

Australian labels such as Bassike are hitting their mark in LA’s boho-turned-boutique-loving Venice Beach.

Fashion August 22, 2015

Karla Špetić’s gowns n’ roses

From her signature red rose print to being seen on Beyoncé, Karla Špetić has caught the eye without seeking the limelight.

Fashion July 18, 2015

The fashion trend that isn’t fading: the peplum

Styles come and go, but some defy the odds to become long-running trends, such as the ubiquitous peplum.

Fashion June 13, 2015

Strateas.Carlucci’s Paris match

Melbourne designers Strateas and Carlucci are the first Australians to show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

Fashion May 02, 2015

Akira Isogawa’s Eastern red socks

The influential Akira was the only label at Australian Fashion Week’s 20th year that was there at its first.

Fashion April 18, 2015

Australian Fashion Week’s 20th anniversary

Two decades on, Australian Fashion Week shows for north and south.

Fashion March 14, 2015

Dion Lee’s positive bias for Autumn

Australian Dion Lee's crafted simplicity thrills New York Fashion Week with his Autumn/Winter collection.

Fashion February 07, 2015

Chanel and Dior and their flowerpot mien

The Spring/Summer collections of the big names in haute couture burst into bloom.

Fashion December 06, 2014

We Are Handsome’s plan to be more than a swimwear brand

How swimwear lions We Are Handsome stay ahead of the game

Fashion November 08, 2014

Gallery fashion

For three fashion art exhibitions, it's not about the designers – it’s the curators who run the show.

Fashion October 04, 2014

Activewear is crossfit for purpose

Active is the new casual, as stylish tech fabrics are putting us on the street ready to work it as much as work out.

Fashion September 06, 2014

Desert Design’s new blooms

An iconic ’80s label comes back to life.

Fashion August 02, 2014

Flight of fancy as butterflies re-emerge in high fashion

This season’s metamorphosis of the butterfly from tacky tattoo to high fashion proves image is everything.

Fashion July 12, 2014

Fashion label Tome’s White Shirt Project

New York label Tome comes clean with a white shirt for anti-slavery charity Freedom For All.

Fashion June 07, 2014

The fashion industry embraces "grey chic"

While fashion brands seem obsessed with youth, the smartest among them are tapped into a surer market.