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Perhaps it’s the lifestyle (the sunshine, beaches, and babes) that infuses Australian fashion with a unique vitality and a sense of fun. Or maybe it's the fact that Aussies are surrounded by fluffy koalas and live so far away from the stresses of the rest of the world. Whatever the reasoning, the couture from down under can certainly be described as self-assured, vital, and cutting edge. Combined with their trademarked easy-going affectation, Aussie Fashion Week makes for an exciting and unparalleled aesthetic. Some of Nylon's favorite labels are Australian—think about NO DI$COUNT, Alice McCall, Black Milk, Emma Mulholland, Hayley Elsaesser, and Jaime Lee Major—and we’re happy to share some more discoveries from last week’s Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week with you in the gallery ahead.