Dress like Kylie Minogue:
The Matesong Outfits
Discover the iconic Australian fashion designers behind Kylie Minogue's looks in the Matesong music video.
She may be most famous for her best-selling tunes, but Australian singer, songwriter and performer Kylie Minogue is also a style icon around the world. So it was only fitting that during the filming of the Matesong music video, Kylie donned iconic Aussie designers that not only suited her style, but also complemented the beautiful landscapes surrounding her.
Be inspired by the unique Australian fashion that you can shop on your next trip Down Under. Here are five of the designers featured in the Matesong music video.
Australian label Camilla was born in Sydney’s coastal suburb of Bondi Beach, and the local lifestyle here lends itself to the beautiful, billowing designs. In the Matesong music video, Kylie Minogue wears a Camilla number as she lounges on the veranda in Byron Bay as well as when she explores the ochre landscapes of the outback.
You can find Camilla boutiques across the country; just head to some of Australia’s best shopping strips. In the upscale Sydney suburb of Paddington, Oxford Street is lined with high-end designer shops, while in Bondi, find Camilla just steps from Bondi's soft sands on Warners Avenue.
Australian fashion really does reflect our beautiful weather and landscapes. It’s impossible to be surrounded by so much nature and it not to rub off on you.
Romance Was Born
Romance Was Born is known for its bold designs and use of intricate beading, appliqué, sequin and embroidery. The Aussie label appeared in the Matesong music video as Kylie hung out with cute koalas at Taronga Zoo with the Sydney skyline in the background. The koala-laden jumper suited the scene perfectly.
You can pick up Romance Was Born from stockists in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. In trend-setting Melbourne, you can find Romance Was Born pieces on Glenferrie Road, which is also home to boutiques and vintage record stores, while in Queensland's capital of Brisbane, you’ll find Romance Was Born in shopping and lifestyle precinct Queen Street Mall. While you’re here, stop by Tattersall’s Arcade, a historic shopping destination that opened in 1926. The brand is also stocked in various shops around Sydney, including the trendy suburb of Surry Hills. With plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, Crown Street in Surry Hills is perfect for combining a shopping and dining experience.
Hansen & Gretel
Hansen & Gretel, who designed the chic cricket sweater worn by Kylie in the Matesong music video, crafts clothing that is inspired by both classic styles and modern designs.
While Hansen & Gretel’s only two boutiques are located in Sydney – find them on Paddington’s Oxford Street and Mona Vale’s Bungan Street – you can also pick up a few pieces from stockists across the country.
In Tasmania’s city of Launceston, you can find the brand on Charles Street, while Adelaide’s pedestrianised Rundle Mall, one of the city’s best shopping destinations, is home to a Hansen & Gretel stockist. Don't miss a stroll down Gertrude Street in Melbourne's hip suburb of Fitzroy, where you can find the brand as well as bustling bars, shops, galleries and restaurants. You'll also be able to pick up Hansen & Gretel in the outback town of Alice Springs; visit Todd Mall for a mix of fashion designers, souvenirs and Aboriginal art.
The Australian fashion industry is known for its vibrant beach culture, relaxed sense of style, as well as some fabulous emerging Indigenous talent.
Independent luxury brand Scanlan Theodore has been serving up sophisticated yet fashion-forward designs since 1987. Kylie dons a skirt from Scanlan Theodore in the opening scene of the Matesong music video as she sings her welcoming words to our friends across the ocean.
Scanlan Theodore was born in Melbourne and is said to have helped define the city’s famous style. So it only suits that you’ll find a Scanlan Theodore boutique on Chapel Street in South Yarra, one of Melbourne’s most iconic shopping precincts.
In Western Australia's Perth, you can find Scanlan Theodore in the Claremont Quarter, while in Brisbane, the brand has a shop in Fortitude Valley. Sydney’s historic Strand Arcade is also home to a Scanlan Theodore boutique. This heritage-listed arcade, complete with a glass canopy and Victorian design, houses some of Sydney’s best fashion, including Camilla and Marc, Jac + Jack and cult favourite Strand Hatters.
As Kylie practises yoga on a beach in Byron Bay she wears a red jumpsuit that is equal parts relaxed and refined. The jumpsuit, by Zimmermann, is just one example of the brand’s beautiful resort and ready-to-wear looks.
If you’re eager to head home with something authentically Aussie, visit Zimmermann’s shops along Melbourne’s Chapel Street, Brisbane’s James Street, Perth’s Claremont Quarter and Adelaide’s Rundle Street.