Style Melbourne


Ho hum. While there were rumours of some sort of shopping frenzy yesterday (I politely abstained), it can be tricky to work up enthusiasm about fashion during this mid-season slump. My solution is to seek out a palate cleanser of new design by emerging designers. Below is a round-up of budding local labels that have popped up on my radar recently. I hope you might find a new favourite or are soon inclined to go on a sartorial treasure hunt of your own…

As always let me know in the comments below if you’ve stumbled upon some wonderful Melbourne talent.

Lauren Marinis

Shoe designer Lauren Marinis‘ collection is carefully curated featuring just three signature designs – a pump, an ankle boot and a knee boot – in a range of finishes. How sexy is the shape of the heel above?

Natalie Encarnita

All that’s old is new again. After a lengthy break designer Natalie Encarnita returns refreshed with a collection in slightly atypical silhouettes.


Jeweller Alicia Hannah Naomi forges organic shapes from sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Future heirlooms for a modern age.


Accessories label Mikat debuts a range of handbags, footwear and clutches with a bohemian vibe.

Ivy & White

Classic leather pieces are design duo Ivy & White‘s forte. An easy next stop when on the prowl for that contemporary wardrobe essential; the perfect leather jacket.

Queen Khan

Whitehouse graduate Dominique Khan officially launches her first Queen Khan collection next week. Expect a good dose of quirk and…poms poms!

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