Vogue Australia

January 2022

Vogue Australia epitomises the finest in fashion, design and journalism. It enlightens, entertains and inspires by focusing on its position as the authoritative voice in Australian fashion. Vogue Australia combines a modern mix of glamour, style and intelligence presenting the ultimate in fashion, beauty, health, and the arts.

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in this issue

3 min
vogue editor’s letter

Adut Akech Bior’s uplifting fashion story offers plenty of new-season style resolutions. It was photographed in Sydney during the model’s brief trip home, then followed-up with an interview when she was back at her new house in Los Angeles. In this fun yet insightful feature, Adut answers crowdsourced questions from friends and fans, including Julia Gillard and Amanda Gorman, while bobbing in her new swimming pool. After a turbulent few years, there’s no doubt that the former refugee is living her best life in LA, and she shares her joy-fuelled goals for 2022 on page 90. For me, the highlight of our summer is always the Australian Open, and to celebrate the sporting event that inspires so much national pride, we caught up with grand slam champion Ash Barty when she returned…

2 min
vogue contributors

Alison Bell In conversation with Australian actress Bojana Novakovic, the star of her very own new series, Love Me, proved a thrilling experience for actress, writer, director and producer Alison Bell. “I hope this interview gives readers a greater insight into what draws us to projects and, more obtusely, the intersection of life, personal social politics and our art form,” says Bell of the feature (see page 58), which centres on the eagerly awaited intergenerational drama streaming now on Binge. “The prospect of sharing our perspectives on the show and getting an insight into Bojana’s process was an exciting one,” she adds. Sussan Ley Sussan Ley, Australia’s Federal Minister for the Environment and a member of the Cabinet Taskforce on Women’s Safety and Economic Security, was charged with penning a piece for this…

5 min
glennon doyle on new beginnings

The moment I met my wife, Abby, my entire being said: There She Is. It was like the voice that was becoming clearer and louder ever since I got sober 15 years earlier had finally shouted. When I met Abby, it was just weeks before Love Warrior – my memoir about the healing of my marriage after my husband’s infidelities – was to be released. When I met Abby, it was bad timing. But when I met Abby, I knew that I was meant to love her and be loved by her. I knew in the way we pretend not to know terribly inconvenient, scary, true things. I knew like I knew when I looked down at that positive pregnancy test 15 years earlier – hungover, addicted and alone – that…

2 min
bring the heat

CROSS PURPOSE A twisted accent on second-skin tops and swimwear is the new way to do femininity, plus it makes the transition to any evening soiree a cinch. BLANC PAGE A wardrobe staple in summer, the white dress gets a minimalist’s rework in elegant, ankle-skimming lengths. GOOD YARN Does the tactility of hand-knits instantly transport you to holiday mode? Let the beachy associations linger in crochet and raffia accessories that work as well on as they do off-duty. ACE OF SHADES Taking their cue from the high-performance world of sports, the sunglasses of the season are not for the faint-hearted: sleek, futuristic and with enough shade to block the most ferocious of sun. Want to shop Vogue’s edit? Scan the QR code using your phone to see the pieces to update a summer wardrobe with now, as selected…

2 min
print run

“The masculine cut of these roomy Bermuda shorts give arty florals an edge, but also an instant ease. Clashing prints are the styling trick, adding an offbeat allure that keeps the look fresh.” — HARRIET CRAWFORD, JUNIOR FASHION AND MARKET EDITOR “Florals return this season in a big way – quite literally. I’m gravitating towards vintage-inspired versions like Nanushka’s graphic pattern that transports me to a Hawaiian cocktail bar circa 1970-something. Wearing print head to toe creates an optical effect that’s hard to miss.” — ALICE BIRRELL, FASHION FEATURES DIRECTOR “Milan-based maximalist JJ Martin’s hyperbolic heritage prints are an instant mood booster and this plumage-trimmed playsuit is just asking for fun.” — KATRINA ISRAEL, ACTING DEPUTY EDITOR “Embracing my inner maximalist, this artful yet bold Tory Burch number will be making its way into my wardrobe…

5 min
leading light

FASHION, HISTORICALLY, HAS long celebrated the design perspectives of individuals, but some of the best work can happen when creatives join forces. Inside Marina Afonina’s clean-lined, minimalist premises in Sydney’s Bondi, the Albus Lumen designer is hard at work making local industry collaboration the new norm. Called Albus Lumen Societé, the 18-month-old space is not a typical store, but rather a multipurpose concept space that has functioned as a place to showcase new projects, collections – including appointments for the label’s bridal collections – and a staging venue for the showing of her film Evadere , created for her current resort ’22 collection. It is also a gathering space, somewhere to bring people together – and something she has grand designs to expand on this year. “New creatives bring a…