Insiders Guide: Sydney fashion must- sees
Parlour X On the east side of the Intersection and housed in a heritage church, this shop carries exclusive pieces—designed in collaboration with some of the country’s biggest names, like Maticevski and Romance Was Born—that you won’t find anywhere else.
Double Bay This tony harbourside suburb east of Sydney’s centre boasts luxury flagships for Marni and Max Mara alongside multi-brand boutiques like Cosmopolitan Shoes, the city’s best bet for shoe fanatics. Sydney Walk of Style Life is too short to shop alone, so sign up for a stylist-led walk-and-shop tour of Paddington. You’ll hit the neighbourhood’s
key shops and learn about local designers (chicstyle.com.au). Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Australia The country’s annual Fashion Week (May 15 to 20, 2016) is a six-day marathon of Australian design talent. Industry heavyweights show alongside up-and-comers at the Carriageworks, a 19thcentury railway carriage turned industrial-arts space. Not an industry insider? Buy a ticket to Weekend Edition (May 20 to 21, 2016), an open-to-the-public fashion festival. Watch runway shows, mingle backstage or take a photo course (mbfashionweekended.com.au).