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.
The selection criteria is tough and applications are judged by a panel of industry professionals including AFC Deputy Chair and Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Kellie Hush, industry veteran Carla Zampatti and Tiffany’s Vice President & Managing Director of Australia Glen Schlehuber.

This March the chosen 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.


Combining their backgrounds in communications and industrial design, Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci of STRATEAS CARLUCCI have cultivated a strong aesthetic since founding their label in 2012. The two have blended their unlikely backgrounds in industrial design and communications to create collections which feature fine fabrics and a minimalist aesthetic.
With a focus on construction and tailoring that references utilitarian elements and utilises the best quality fabrics and unique techniques, the two create a modern label whose DNA is grounded in structure and minimalism.
This fusion of urban design and luxurious textiles has earned STRATEAS CARLUCCI an impressive array of awards as the fashion world sits up and takes note of the Australian design duo, including the 2014/2015 International Woolmark Prize, 2014 GQ Fashion Designer of the Year and a Prix De Marie Claire award.
Watch the interview we did with Peter and Mario-Luca in their Melbourne studio before Paris Fashion Week, October 2015.