Photography by Schohaja for Yahoo Style Anyone can reel off their favorite Australian actresses—Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett—but your favorite Aussie designers? Here’s one to remember: Kym Ellery. Hailed by The Business of Fashion as “the most exciting designer to come out of Australia in many years,” Ellery has won over a string of celebrity followers, from the aforementioned Antipodean A-listers to Rihanna, Rita Ora, Solange Knowles, and Elle Fanning. The label is distributed in 53 stores worldwide, including London’s Browns and Dover Street Market and New York’s Opening Ceremony, with offices planned for New York, LA and possibly Paris, where she’s been presenting her collection for the past two seasons.
In menswear, it seems, the hottest trend is womenswear. While designers like Public School have been flirting with androgyny for years — dropping pants crotches into quasi-skirts and T-shirt hems into demi-tunics, all with an insouciant tongue extended at the Mad Men look — some of the newest acclaimed designers have gone full-out ambisexual. One of them is 29-year-old Rio Joe Uribe, the creative force behind Gypsy Sport, which made a splash during the last New York Fashion Week Men’s in July, and again on Tuesday night during the women’s collections. He’s been nominated for the prestigious CFDA /Vogue Fashion Fund Award for menswear, alongside Thaddeus O’Neil (one of his brethren in gender-blurred designs), and David Hart.
Photo: @antoniobanderasofficial/Instagram Isn’t anyone content with just being a famous actor?! Antonio Banderas is the latest Hollywood star to try to cross over into fashion. Instead, he’s taking his new interest very seriously. On Instagram, the 55-year-old father of one posted a photo of himself posing with dress forms at the most prestigious fashion school in the world. “The 2nd week of studies at Central St Martin begins.