When she moved from Perth to Sydney a decade ago, Emma Mulholland was first taken to Gordons Bay, a visit that inspired her lauded graduate collection. “I had a lot of tropical fish and underwater prints and embellishments, which were inspired by snorkelling here in Sydney and in Bali,” she remembers. For her latest collection she looked to the colours of the city’s Chinatown and its fringes. “Whenever I come back from overseas I always appreciate what we have here,” she says.
Bronte Beach A look from Emma Mulholland. Karaoke bar Ding Dong Dang in Surry Hills