Last time we were girl crushin’ (and we do it a lot), we talked about Russian mini-mogul of style, Miroslava Duma. This time, our attention turns to the Australian fashion industry, which surely will reach world domination shortly. Meet Yasmin Sewell.
She was just a teenager working at an estate agency when her mother sewed a pink taffeta ball gown on her Singer sewing machine – an event many teenagers might consider mundane. But for Sewell, who became completely smitten with fashion thereafter, it was a defining moment. She knew that fashion was where she wanted to find her career path. The seeds planted and the seams stitched, it would take a lot of effort for her dreams to come to fruition.
For Sewell to become the powerhouse of a fashion retail consultant and trend forecaster that she is today, she was willing to make moves to do it – literally. She moved from her hometown in Australia to London and then to New York, where she opened a boutique, launching designers such as Rick Owens. Thereafter, Sewell returned to Australia and began working as a consultant, where she was named Australian of the Year for 2012.
The title isn’t light and it isn’t given out lightly, either. For a fashion scene with so much attention on it these days, being regarded as the country’s style icon is flattering, to say the least. And if you take a look at this outfit roundup, you’ll see that this lover of menswear and bold patterns deserves all the grace and good she can get.