Vogue Australia epitomises the finest in fashion, design and journalism. It enlightens, entertains and inspires by focusing on its position as the authoritative voice in Australian fashion. Vogue Australia combines a modern mix of glamour, style and intelligence presenting the ultimate in fashion, beauty, health, and the arts.
DAMIEN CAVE ON LETTING GO • In early 2017, US journalist Damien Cave moved his young family to Sydney to set up the Australian bureau of The New York Times, the latest in a long line of moves he was accustomed to. But after signing up his kids for Nippers, he discovered that he, too, was going to be forced to dive into the unknown, confront risk and learn how to float.
A NEW DAY DAWNS • The sun rises on a new fashion era, as designers meet the challenge of imagining what comes next. Via the autumn/winter ’21/’22 season, salute a new fashion future. By Alice Birrell.
GREEN SHOOTS • Is there a shade as revitalising as green? Symbolic of new life, the hue of the season cuts through with particular force as we look forward to a re-entry to the world. Opt into botanic hues from electric lime to neon pear and return in verdant splendour.
MALI KOOPMAN • We ask pre-eminent creatives to mine their inspirations. Mali Koopman, the model who made a new creative start as an LA-based artist and ceramicist with an artisan’s eye, shares hers.
NEW HORIZONS • After a life-altering year, Australian fashion is on the cusp of something new with a generation of changemakers and ideas that will define the future. Here, they each reflect on how they hope to shape and shake up Australian fashion. By Jonah Waterhouse.
MODEL YEAR • Model Charlee Fraser has a formidable career, walking international runways and covering Vogue. But a life-changing pandemic that sparked a desire to connect to her roots has seen her give her energy over to the next generation forging paths like her own. By Annie Brown.
FRESH ANGLE • Fendi’s new Fendi First bag is all about new starts, showcasing creative director Kim Jones’s modern skew on the Roman house quite literally: a slanted ‘F’ leans gently, the picture of modern Italian refinement.
WEAR WE’RE GOING • Three fashion devotees undertook drastic shifts to alter their wardrobe habits radically for the better. They share lessons to ponder at a time of great change.
HOME STRETCH • As we prepare for an era of post-pandemic liberation, the popularity of versatile stretch-fit garments is on the up. Jonah Waterhouse investigates the trend.
FIRST LIGHT • A milestone presence at Australian Fashion Week saw First Nations fashion thrust into the spotlight. Many spoke of irrevocable change. So, is this the biggest turning point in Australian fashion history, and if so, how do we seize it?
ALEK WEK • From her arresting images with greats Irving Penn, Arthur Elgort and Herb Ritts to countless covers and runways, there is only one Alek Wek. As the ageless supermodel launches a collection with Weekend Max Mara, she reflects on a life’s work, and how to remain a true original.
SUPER STATUS • Wek selects her favourite pieces designed for the Weekend Max Mara autumn/winter ’21/’22 capsule.
RHAPSODY IN BLUE • The ritual return to swimming signals a wardrobe shift, but also a reawakening of another kind – and this year, more than ever, the first swim of the season may be the cure for what ails us.
CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE • As Australia looks to a more equal, representative, diverse and creative future, we recognise female leaders who are fashioning real and meaningful change by forging the way forward with their voices, their talents and their actions.
DIAMOND STATUS • Before movies and television – before, even, Emily and Paris – Lily...