Finalist 2020

Christian Kimber

Christian Kimber

Reimagining modern Australian men’s style

Breathable, durable and comfortable, Christian Kimber is reimagining modern Australian men’s style. This season celebrates the colours, textures and climate of our iconic landscape, paying homage to the purity of nature and the clarity that comes with being amongst it. The collection is designed for lives well-lived, with confidence. So enjoy the moment, get comfortable, and embrace the sacred art of taking your time.

Design Excellence

Our vision is to redefine the concept of modern Australian style. We are able to create this vision by designing luxury quality clothing that is more attainable to men in terms of meeting the needs of modern lifestyle as well as cost. Our design process is underpinned by the three core pillars of modernity, functionality and durability. Incredibly wearable fits have been designed to reflect the confidence and versatility of the global man\’s lifestyle.

Design Impact

Christian Kimber launched his eponymous brand in Melbourne, in 2013, with a small, capsule collection of footwear and accessories, sold online. Developing a cult following early on amongst the menswear crowd in Australia and abroad, by 2016, Christian was able to extend the collection to include clothing, grow a global wholesale network including Lane Crawford, Harrolds, Barney’s and Bloomingdale’s and open his first bricks and mortar store in the Melbourne creative hub, Fitzroy.

Design Transformation

The brand vision has always focused on making luxury quality clothing more attainable to men in terms of meeting the needs of modern lifestyle as well as cost. Taking a ‘slow-fashion’ approach to retail, the design process is underpinned by the three core pillars of modernity, functionality and durability – with a view to redefining the concept of modern Australian style.

Design Innovation

We won the National Designer Award for 2019 for Melbourne Fashion Festival.

We design happy clothing. The fashion industry today is often more focused on profit-margin than craft. This manifests in low-quality garments produced en masse with little thought as to the art or origin of the item. In contrast to fast-fashion, Christian Kimber is dedicated to our promise of timeless, functional and durable garments of the highest quality. Our production techniques are at the cutting edge of fashion manufacturing.

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