Australia Luxe - A Buyers Guide

Background

Australia Luxe was established in 2006 by Nicole Durand and Stuart Rush. The married couple positioned themselves in the Australian luxury lifestyle market and began to sell ranges of footwear and handbags aimed at fashion conscious women. The global popularity of the brand is due to its huge range of fashionable footwear and accessories using luxury materials such as grade A sheepskin which is loved for its comfortable and aesthetic appeal. This matched with custom made embellishments is a match made in heaven. Celebrity fans include Megan Fox, Jessica Alba and Miley Cyrus to name a few. They can’t help but love the super soft sheepskin boots and have welcomed them into their wardrobes as staple items.

Australia Luxe recognises the needs of their target market. Creative Director, Nicole Durand has been quoted as saying ‘I understand the desire that modern women want to look beautiful and stylish yet be comfortable.’ This is exactly what the design team provide for their customers; cosy on trend footwear. Designer luxury underpins these designs and the brand is influenced by European couture combined with the easy glamour chic that comes from Melbourne.

Collections

Collections include Classic, Premium, Special Release and Crepe Wedges. We love the Angel Tall boot which is covered in custom designed embellished gold and copper coins and silver stars. This boot is Australia Luxes answer to the gladiator sandal and is instantly recognisable whenever you go! From the Premium range we love the Nordic Angel Tall boot. Since Jessica Alba was spotted wearing these boots during a press tour in New York they have been a best seller. The Nordic Angel is a fur trimmed boot with flowing fur down the side seams. The boots opens via a side vent which is opened and closed with logoed leather buttons and tough suede fasteners. The top of the boot is extended with a gladiator style knee cap which makes the boot ideal for dressing up and down. They are also available in short. A favourite from the Special Release collection includes the Tsar boot in short. Tsar was initially inspired by Russian loyalty and a trip to Moscow. The boot aims to incorporate luxurious Russian garments with the known comfort and style of Australia Luxe. This year Tsar vintage has been designed with an added exclusive treatment to the skin giving it an aged, vintage look. We love the short version with its solid logoed buckles and exposed fur cuff and signature gladiator style knee cap.

Fall 2011/12

For Australia Luxe's fall range they are placing a huge emphasis on vintage style. Vintage textures, cable knit, buckles and curly shearling details are reintroduced. The designing process sees inspiration being gathered from magazines, visits to galleries, vintage stores and markets. The vintage inspired boots come to life with textured sheepskin and cool winter attitudes. The Spartan vintage boot features the traditional angle shaped top and buckles and belt straps feature through the back of the boots. The Mars vintage has boho chic influences which is raw edged along the top. Its defining feature is a wool cable knit rope that wraps around the entire boot. The side opening provides a new unique shape for the season and enables Australia Luxe to show off their gorgeous sheepskin lined insides.

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