big clothes, tiny bags, power: australian designers go on #trendwatch

As we stare down the barrel of 2018, we ask a handful of our favourite Australian designers and recent graduates to predict what's in store. Here’s what they’re seeing in their crystal balls ;-)

by i-D Team
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09 January 2018, 2:12am

Elisa Keeler and Jordan Conder of Maroske Peech. Photography Ben Thomson.

Elisa Keeler and Jordan Conder of Maroske Peech
What stood out to you in Australian fashion last year? She was a punk he did ballet, what more can we say? What are your predictions for 2018? Quicksilver, Billabong, Roxy. Don’t be caught dead in Piping Hot. What’s your new year’s resolution? Learn how to surf, quick! @maroskepeech

Kiel Rogers of GARBAGEtv
What stood out to you in 2017 in terms of Australian fashion? Everyone being who they are, dressing with more is more, and pushing each other. What are your predictions for 2018? Extreme Big - Be yourself - Be who you where born to be - People getting it - Be sxc. What’s your new year’s resolution? To go get it. @garbagetv_

Shauna Toohey of Perks And Mini
What stood out to you in 2017 in terms of Australian fashion? Attending my first Chanel runway show decked out in PAM and Lucy Folk. What's your prediction for 2018? Humans will become phones -- next level. W hat’s your new year’s resolution? Don’t buy any bottled water or a new iPhone. @perksandmini

Colette Miller of Dax
What stood out to you in Australian fashion last year? I'm loving seeing everyone owning their bodies a little more and showing off goodies. And of course the return of iconic vintage 2000s moments coming through. Do you have a prediction for 2018? Slutty, trashy and colourful. What’s your new year’s resolution? Less talk, more doing. @colettem_ @dax___

Amelia Akanni
What stood out to you this year in Australian fashion? Mullets on the runway. I'm so into it! What are your predictions for 2018? I hope that 2018 will see refugees and asylum seekers finally welcomed into Australia with open arms... and Missy Elliott will make the comeback we've all been waiting for. What’s your new year’s resolution? To learn another language and eat more oysters. @ajakanni_

Alex McQuire
What stood out for you last year? I’m always really impressed by the work of students and recent graduates. 2017 was exciting, and a nice progression as people continued to test out different ways of communicating and presenting fashion. Earlier this year I saw a person on the tram wearing false teeth and three or four hats, which they’d kind of subtly stacked on top of each other – I think that was a nice moment for Australian fashion in 2017. What are your predictions for 2018? My predictions might just be a projection of what I’d like to happen -- but LOTS of accessories, like layers of them. Lots of little bags and hats so you can’t remember which bag you put your phone in. None of them are useful anymore but they all look really good together. What’s your new year’s resolution? To keep finding exciting ways to think about and produce work. @alexmcquire

Stephanie Downey of Dress Up
What stood out to you last year in Australian fashion? My beautiful friend Jade relaunching her label Arnsdorf, I love her vision. What's your prediction for 2018? Power and strength to the ladies. What’s your new year’s resolution? Be kind to yourself! @dress_up_clothing

Krystal Deans
What stood out to you in 2017 in terms of Australian fashion? I just completed the final year of my design degree and had my eyes either locked on my sewing machine or scrolling through historical fashion archives for 99% of the time. Within my cohort at university, a lot of students were challenging beauty norms and creating interesting narratives through the dissemination of their work. This year's emerging designers produced a lot of work that I can see acting as a drive for change in our somewhat stagnant industry, taking the focus away from the clothes and into the narratives that accompany them. What are your predictions for 2018? More diversity of models and more focus on the story behind what we wear and not just focusing on the tangible. If we are stalking stock trends, I’d say glasses are getting thinner and trench coats are going to be a thing this winter. What are your new year's resolutions? To lock in some big plans for my future… and drink more water. @krystaldeans

Ingrid Verner of Verner
What stood out to you in 2017 in Australian fashion? I can’t remember. What's your prediction for 2018? Waistcoats. What’s your new year’s resolution? To drink less and to read and exercise more. @verner

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