A couple of weeks ago I visit the Big Design Market held at Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne.

The Market presents the best of independent Australian &  international designers, with a significant emphasis on ethical production and sustainability

Quality, originality and good design was a constant, with a feel of exclusivity from most stallholders.

I love that feeling of locally made goods, it feels so right to me,the ideas behind design and production with a purpose to satisfy a need or desire, yet so organically made, you want to keep it forever.

I was so impressed by the wares on display, from shoes made in Melbourne, beautiful clothing made with exquisite textiles, great bags and beautiful jewellery, I left the market happy with some treasures.

The fact that those goods are made right here  in Australia is a reassuring, it shows determination to keep  our manufacturing industry alive.

As a stylist, I am constantly searching for new designers and retailers, but I am also looking for a deeper meaning to fashion,  most of us place an emphasis in looking good most of the time and its great to add the sustainability word to our fashion vocabulary, be aware of the impact the fashion industry has over the environment,  have few pieces in your wardrobe, that reflects our own  industry and aesthetics.

I present to you some of my  picks from the market

 

Abby Seymour

http://www.abbyseymour.com

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HORIZON NECKLACE $550.00 – STERLING SILVER

Luna Gallery

http://www.lunagallery.com.au

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COTTON EYELET TANK TOP $170

Sirens Swimwear

http://www.sirensswimwear.com.au

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MONICA FRILL, VINTAGE SWIMSUIT, AQUA FLORAL $153.30

M.R.K.T

http://mrktaustralia.com.au

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AGNES SHOULDER BAG $150

Tanner & Teague

http://www.tannerandteague.com.au

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BENT LEG PANT BLACK CHINO $160.00  JACKET $260.00

Milk & Thristle

http://www.milkandthistle.com.au

 

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COUNTY A-LINE SKIRT – MISTY MOUNTAIN $210.00

 

Kindling

http://www.kindling.com.au/

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WHAT KATY DID DRESS  BLUE LINEN  $165.00

Limedrop

http://www.limedrop.com.au/

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BLUE CHALK SILK SHIFT DRESS $260.00

Bago Studio

 

http://www.bagostudio.com.au/

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ADVENTURE DRESS  $209.00

 

 

High Tea With Mr. Woo

http://highteawithmrswoo.com.au

 

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LET’S BE FRANK INK WASHED LINEN $328.00

 

The After Online

http://afteronline.com.au

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CHILOTE HOUSE SHOES $95.00

 

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