200 Years of Australian Fashion

200 Years of Australian Fashion

Browse two centuries of fashion highlights and see why we're a well dressed bunch

We've being killing it in the international fashion arena for years now, but did you know that Australians have been designing works of couture artistry for more than 200 years? The NGV has curated the most comprehensive collection of Aussie designers ever.

The garments describe the evolution of design in Australia, including the rise of the department store and the halcyon days of shopping at the top end of Collins Street. All design favourites for the last two centuries are represented, including everyone from Akira Isogawa and Collette Dinnigan to Australiana revivalists Romance Was Born and contemporary faves PAM and Alpha60.


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