The Australian outback has some recognisable cliches. Dusty dirt roads. Rusty wire fences atop fence posts that lean lazily in some wayward direction. Structures that are more shacks than they are houses, constructed of wood and with cobbled together interiors. But anyone who calls the Australian countryside home feels as much an affinity for those objects as their city-dwelling counterparts feel for the bars and cafes and concrete. It’s that kind of iconic Australiana setting that Kelly Defina set the country’s interpretation of spring 2011 fashion against.
In this shoot for Fashionising.com, you can expect no (literal) dirty denim jeans or Akubra hats on our leading lady. Each outfit is instead as feminine and pretty as a fragrant bush wildflower and, true to the shoot’s concept, each outfit is sourced from only Australian designers.
From bush to beauty, this is a photo shoot highlights the humble beginnings of many an Australian town or city. And yet they’re beginnings that still actively exist in the face of modernity.
You can click on the thumbnails above to view the full photo shoot, which stars model Kaye Waterhouse and was styled by Mercy Watson.