You know I have to admit I’ve never paid much attention to Australian designers since all the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere but with the recent surfing of many awesome Australian Fashion blogs like foxyman, leblogdesushi and seaofghosts I seem to be better educated in that part of the world now.

Today we feature Claude Maus, an Australian label from Melbourne that was established in 1999. Claude Maus designer, Rob Mianiscalco is a multi-discipline designer that later went on to clinch the L’Oreal Designer of the Year in both Men’s and Women’s categories in 2003.
His Spring/Summer 2010 collection features soft flowy fabrics with accents of gothic romanticism. We’re definitely all over maxi lengths like we’re seen from the S/S 2010 collections in New York Fashion Week.

What I really love is the layering options in this collection and the irregular hemlines. The contrast of sheer over opaque thrown in with mixed textures is a perfect medley of orderly chaos.

I think for Spring/Summer 2010, you really can’t go wrong with a pair of skinnies, leather jackets, maxi dresses and something sheer and versatile to throw over everything and of course a pair of awesome heels. I am soooo keeping my Ann Demeulemeester silk chiffon vests.

Claude Maus is available at FAT stores in Melbourne (Melbourne GPO) and Sydney.

Their main store is  at 19 Manchester Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

You can also visit their websites at http://www.claudemaus.com/