How You Can Support the Adelaide Fashion Industry
Last week we heard the sad news that the SA Government is axing the Adelaide Fashion Festival. Adelaide Fashion Festival was created to give our local, Adelaide designers a platform to showcase their amazing work. Even though they no longer have this platform, there are still plenty of ways you can show your support.
Supporting Adelaide Fashion
Let’s be real, you’re not going to buy something from a local designer just because its local. You want everything to be of the highest quality. Lucky for you (and us all) we have some insanely talented designers in South Australia. Today, I’m going to share a few of my absolute favourite Adelaide Fashion labels with you.
Making a splash on the Adelaide fashion scene and way beyond, Acler is a must-have label for any fashion girl. Combining gorgeous prints with exciting cuts and structure, Acler is your go-to when you want an outfit that’s going to make you stand out.
At the intersection of minimalism and intricate detailing is where you’ll find Autark. With a focus on sustainability and the best quality fabrics, Autark is one of the most exciting fashion labels coming out of Adelaide right now.
Flirty, ruffled dresses mixed with everyday wear. Binny has something for every occasion to keep you looking chic – but not like you’ve tried too hard.
Need to stock up on your basics? Good Studios is your Mecca. The designer behind the label is passionate about combing contemporary designs with sustainable materials. From clothing and swimwear to homewares, Good Studios has you covered.
If you’ve seen a stunning bride parading around in an exquisite wedding gown lately, chances are she’s wearing GretaKate. Greta prides herself on making every bride that walks through her showroom doors feel like the most beautiful woman in the world on her special day. And no, I’m not just hyping her up because she’s making my own wedding dress for November 😉
Not only is this label owned by the sweetest chick on the Adelaide fashion scene, but it boasts a gorgeous collection of delectable silk pieces. 100% natural fibres and made in Australia, Millicent Elizabeth is going to make you feel like a million bucks when you slip on one of her signature Spire Silk Dresses.
If you’re an avid lover of racing fashion, you’ll have seen Sylvy’s work on every best-dressed gallery. This exceptionally talented milliner creates headwear that will transform any outfit it touches, from racewear to bridal.
3 Easy Ways to Support Local Businesses
Buy their goods and pay for their services
Pay full price. Don’t ask for discounts – even if for some reason you think you’re entitled to one. Even if they’re your friend, especially if they’re your friend, you know how much effort has gone into creating their business. You want to do everything you can to help them succeed, right?
Follow them online
Like, follow and engage with all of their social media accounts. Sign up to their newsletter and actually open their emails. Go on their websites, click on links and read their blogs. So much effort goes into running a business that’s not even the final good or service – show your support.
Share their products on your own social media
More and more in today’s society people rely on peer-to-peer advice. So, show off your favourite local brands on your social media and shout their amazingness from the rooftop!
Now, go out and buy yourself some magnificent fashion from our exceptional Adelaide designers. You know you want to!
Do you have a favourite Adelaide fashion label that you want to give a shout out? Let us know in the comments below or share with The Jane Community over on our Ask My Friend Jane Facebook group.