MADE Fashion Week Debuts In Australia With Sydney 'Luxury Street' Show

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When one thinks of streetwear, the thought often coincides with ripped jeans, bomber jackets, oversized t-shirts, plaid and kicks. The term “luxury” doesn’t often get a look in. The Blonds fashion show during Spring 2016 MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images) However, with New York’s MADE Fashion Week holding their first Australian event in Sydney this weekend, the Australian fashion industry, along with the country’s street-style culture, is about to get a shakeup – one that errs on the side of luxury. “Markets like Sydney, who are not necessarily considered primary markets by the fashion industry, are home to some of the best emerging designers,” says Catherine Bennett, SVP and Managing Director, IMG Fashion Events & Properties. “It’s our job to give them an international platform and to introduce brands to new markets.” Made brings luxe style to the streets of Sydney (Image supplied by IMG). MADE, the brainchild of Jenne Lombardo, Mazdack Rassi and Keith Baptista of Milk Studios, began in 2009 with a desire to counter the impact of economic recession on the fashion industry and designers. By doing so, the event provided emerging downtown designers with a platform to propel themselves, and their designs, to the international market. Fashion designer Jeremy Scott’s career was launched on the runways of Made Fashion Week. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) The event has since launched the careers of successful designers such as Alexander Wang, Moschino’s Creative Director Jeremy Scott, and acquired the luxury price point for street wear label, Hood By Air. In 2015,...

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