Author(s): Mitchell Oakley Smith
Since Collette Dinnigan became the first Australian to launch her ready-to-wear collection in Paris in 1995, Australian and New Zealand fashion designers have become increasingly recognized and admired in the international arena. "Fashion" documents the countries' current key players, showcasing the work of 70 leading antipodean designers of women's and men's fashion. This important book looks at the fresh newcomers as well as those who have weathered the industry's ups and downs and are as relevant today as they were several decades ago. The ultimate reference book, featuring campaign shots as well as current catwalk design, "Fashion" is both richly illustrated and stylishly designed. An indispensable who's who of those in the industry, it celebrates Australia and New Zealand's distinctive and innovative design talent.