The Australian Fashion Chamber’s Australian Designer’s Abroad program was launched in Paris in 2015 to connect the best emerging Australian brands with international media & buyers.

This March seven designers will present their collections as part of Paris Fall 16 Ready-To-Wear Fashion Week. The line-up includes: Bianca Spender, Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart, Rebecca Vallance, Romance Was Born, Tome and STRATEAS CARLUCCI.
Introducing: Romance Was Born.
Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales met whilst studying fashion design and launched their Sydney based label, Romance Was Born, in 2005. Romance Was Born encompasses both new and classic modes of fashion resulting in an understated, playful elegance. The designers draw their inspiration from artists, often collaborating with them to create a unique language for each season. The pair are known for their ambitious and often theatrical runway shows that realise the Romance Was Born vision. Each show production becomes a dreamscape to explore vast themes of fantasy and vibrant imagery.
Romance Was Born is a label drenched in Australia’s diverse culture and unique history, seen most notably in their 2015 Cooee Couture collection which featured looks showcasing Australia’s opals, shimmering gumtree leaves, and Aboriginal culture.