Lucianne Tonti

is The Saturday Paper's fashion editor.

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Life March 05, 2022

The future of Indigenous fashion

Entrepreneur and mentor Rhys Ripper is curating the First Nations runway show at Melbourne Fashion Festival and is determined to make Indigenous fashion mainstream.

Life February 19, 2022

Rebirthing fashion for a good cause

A Melbourne streetwear brand is taking excess and damaged stock from other labels and remaking it. Each Reborn piece – from the social enterprise HoMie – is unique and the profits fund initiatives for homeless youth.

Life January 29, 2022

Jordan Dalah takes a bow

Jordan Dalah’s new line features giant sleeves and puffy bows, face-covering designs and foam rings. It’s spectacular, technically skilled and surprisingly wearable.

Life December 18, 2021

Christopher Esber’s escape from reality

Christopher Esber used the enforced isolation of lockdown to embrace the idea of a Mediterranean escape inspired by Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and Neoclassical art.

Life November 13, 2021

Fashion label Worn

With the launch of Worn’s latest collection, the duo behind the label intend to make their mark on the fashion world – while leaving a minimal trace on the environment.

Life October 16, 2021

Sydney fashion label Commas

The designer behind resortwear label Commas has attracted local awards and international interest for his relaxed beach aesthetic paired with high-end materials.

Life September 18, 2021

Esse Studios’ Edition Five collection

With the launch of her latest collection, Esse Studios founder Charlotte Hicks reiterates her commitment to creating feminine styles that are reliable and comfortable, and that focus on how a woman feels within herself.

Life August 21, 2021

Maticevski’s Pre-Fall 21 collection

Toni Maticevski’s Pre-Fall 21 collection acknowledges Australia’s sense of imbalance and anxiety in lockdown – meeting it with strong sculpted forms and the occasional surprise.

News July 24, 2021

China and the Australian wool industry

As relations with China remain strained, Australian wool exporters used the pandemic to shore up a market that takes 90 per cent of their product.

Life June 19, 2021

Keeping up with David Jones

Australia’s biggest retailer has committed to supporting local fashion designers, as part of a reboot prompted by the global pandemic. But at the retail level, their actions are not matching their ideals.