In fashion news that has rocked the fashion and arts industry, Australian designer Carla Zampatti sadly passed away over the weekend after a fall at the age of 78.

Known for her sleek workwear, Carla Zampatti dressed Australian women for five decades. Arriving as an Italian immigrant, Carla moved to Australia at the age of nine before producing her first collection in 1965. The designer went on to receive an Order of Australia for her work as many every day and influential women wore her chic designs.

“The most extraordinary thing about Carla was she was still dressing the 17-year-old for her school formal, whilst also dressing the mother of the bride. She really did transcend all generations.” Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia, Edwina McCann, tells the ABC.

To pay tribute to the fashion icon and to support the next generation of brilliant local designers, here are just a few of our favourite Australian fashion exports.

Toni Matičevski

Known for his elegant silhouettes and feminine gowns, Toni Matičevski has been an Australian fashion icon for nearly two decades. Launching his own label and winning Best New Designer at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2002, Matičevski has been a luxury essential ever since.

Now, Matičevski is a fashion institution currently stocked in over 35 countries around the world. His latest collection shown at the 2021 Melbourne Fashion Festival was a hauntingly enchanting look at the core brand of the elegant Matičevski fashion house.

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Browse our range of Matičevski here.


Founded in Australia before making the leap to Paris, Ellery, is one of Australia’s greatest luxury exports. The womenswear brand combines classic silhouettes with avant-garde expressions. Designer Kym Ellery aims to transcend trends and create timeless pieces for the modern woman.

The Australian native is also making waves in the sustainability space after Ellery decided to forgo a 2021 Spring Collection for an upcycled capsule collection. Raised in a remote town in Western Australia, Kym Ellery now calls Paris home and is a highlight of the international fashion weeks.

Get your hands on some environmentally-considered Ellery at Walk-In.

Bec + Bridge 

Known for their signature Australian summer style, Bec + Bridge was founded in 2003 by two friends. Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston have created a brand that is adorned by Australian ‘It’ girls who celebrate their youthful, free spirit aesthetics.

Bec + Bridge design feminine dresses, alluring sets and sometimes even a bridal edit. Staying true to the local fashion scene, Bec and Bridge still produce out of their hometown of Sydney.

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Find your next Bec + Bridge ‘fit on Walk-In.


Renowned for their every day, luxury style Aje are a contemporary staple on the Australian high-end fashion scene. Also founded by two friends, Adrian Norris and Edwina Forest, Aje creates bold yet feminine pieces.

With flowing sleeves and tailored denim cuts, Aje is the perfect balance of styles for whatever mood you’re in. Their garments are effortless and considered at the same time.

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Try out some Aje pieces today on Walk-In.