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.
VOGUE EDITOR’S LETTER
SOPHIE LEE ON RETURNING HOME • For the Australian actor, author and London expat, a failed attempt to be reunited with her family mid-pandemic, resulted in a traumatic quarantine experience that had lasting effects. Here she reflects on the two years when time stood still and how she started her healing process.
SPIRIT OF US • Melburnian artist and recipient of the inaugural La Prairie Art Award, Atong Atem is often the subject of her own vibrant self-portraiture. For a celebration of homegrown designers with distinct points of view, she chose to be captured with her family to form a portrait of Australian creativity now.
SOUTHERN FLAVOUR • What is Australian style? Increasingly recognised the world over, it is as distinct as our lifestyle: sun, surf and outdoors oriented. Now, as fashion zeroes in on a locally grown look, its time to lean in to four breeds of Down Under ease.
WRITTEN IN THE STARS • The personal love story behind band Cub Sport came together with an Australian designer’s vision for a once-in-a-lifetime fashion moment that seemed to be sealed by fate.
WILD AT HEART • French jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels has long mirrored the sublime beauty of nature in its high jewellery creations and its latest pieces, in alternate round and pear shaped gemstones, mimic the rambling splendour of wildflowers in exquisite, sparkling fashion.
LIVING LEGACY • Just over a year since Australian fashion lost one of its greats, Carla Zampatti’s three children, Allegra and Bianca Spender and Alexander Schuman, sit down with Edwina McCann to reflect on the designer’s far-reaching achievements, along with what comes next for the business and family.
PIPPA HOLT • We ask Australian fashion talents to curate their world through style. Pippa Holt, homegrown former British Vogue stylist whose handcrafted kaftan line has just extended to homewares, shares her distinct influences from Australia and beyond.
THE GREATS • As the 26th Afterpay Australian Fashion Week kicks off this month, the designers defining the country’s visual language are making moves and marking milestones. By Alice Birrell and Jonah Waterhouse.
NAME TO WATCH
PIECE TOGETHER • Charaf Tajer of French fashion house Casablanca is an eternal optimist and the latest designer invited to work with Bulgari, joining an illustrious roll call of past collaborators.
SEEING RED • Every month, we ask a leading interior design talent to guest edit the style cues to adopt now for home. This month, Melbourne’s Danielle Brustman builds on her signature use of playful colour to shine a spotlight on the hue of passion.
JUST FRIENDS • The creative team behind the Normal People series have reunited for the thrilling adaptation of Sally Rooney’s first book Conversations with Friends. Hannah-Rose Yee speaks exclusively to its all-star cast.
What they’re watching
GOD SAVE PUNK • It’s all sex, safety pins and rock’n’roll in a new miniseries about the birth of punk. Alison Veness charts the history of one of fashion’s most outrageous movements.
LIFE IN COLOUR • For her first solo photographic exhibition in Sydney and the third chapter of her series Adolescent Wonderland, Naomi Hobson frames First Nations youth as powerful, joyful and proud.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT • Two-time Olympic medalist, professional Australian snowboarder Scotty...