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The rise and rise of macgraw, the eponymous brand by Australian sisters Tessa and Beth, isn’t totally unexpected. No one else is crafting their captivating kind of whimsical dresses and trophy separates which transcend the trends. And there’s a real sense of fun to their wardrobe elevating work, attracting fans with very different sartorial personalities like Pandora Sykes and Lorde. The award-winning sisters only endear themselves further by looking like they’re having a whale of a time wearing their designs on Instagram. We caught up with them to learn their Pre Fall 17 picks and favourite hometown hangouts.
 
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MACGRAW

 
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The rise and rise of macgraw, the eponymous brand by Australian sisters Tessa and Beth, isn’t totally unexpected. No one else is crafting their captivating kind of whimsical dresses and trophy separates which transcend the trends. And there’s a real sense of fun to their wardrobe elevating work, attracting fans with very different sartorial personalities like Pandora Sykes and Lorde. The award-winning sisters only endear themselves further by looking like they’re having a whale of a time wearing their designs on Instagram. We caught up with them to learn their Pre Fall 17 picks and favourite hometown hangouts.
 
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L to R Tessa and Beth MacGraw. Image via macgraw.com.au
 
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Describe the macgraw aesthetic and how it’s evolved since you started.
 
We like to describe our brand as romantic, royal and irreverent. We’ve become increasingly interested in developing our own textural fabrications, an extension of our hand drawn prints created in house.
 
Talk us through this season’s signature shapes, fabrics and details?
 
Print is always a big part of each collection. This season Tessa hand sketched the daisy print for our bloom blouse and daisy chain sets. We also recreated our signature bell sleeve top in multiple silhouettes- the Transformation top has a double layer detail and the Sincerity pieces are tiered in silk organza. Our shirting is 100% Italian spun cotton so it feels really beautiful on the skin and we love a ladylike high neck.
 
What’s the key reference on your Pre Fall 2017 moodboard?
 
Daisies! They are symbolic of so many things: innocence, purity, love, freshness. It’s such an underrated flower.
 
 
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L to R Tessa and Beth MacGraw. Image via macgraw.com.au
 
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Describe the macgraw aesthetic and how it’s evolved since you started.
 
We like to describe our brand as romantic, royal and irreverent. We’ve become increasingly interested in developing our own textural fabrications, an extension of our hand drawn prints created in house.
 
Talk us through this season’s signature shapes, fabrics and details?
 
Print is always a big part of each collection. This season Tessa hand sketched the daisy print for our bloom blouse and daisy chain sets. We also recreated our signature bell sleeve top in multiple silhouettes- the Transformation top has a double layer detail and the Sincerity pieces are tiered in silk organza. Our shirting is 100% Italian spun cotton so it feels really beautiful on the skin and we love a ladylike high neck.
 
What’s the key reference on your Pre Fall 2017 moodboard?
 
Daisies! They are symbolic of so many things: innocence, purity, love, freshness. It’s such an underrated flower.
 
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MACGRAW Transformation Bell Sleeve Top
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Which Pre Fall 17 pieces have you been wearing non-stop and why?
eth: I have been wearing the Sincerity Top with our black esquire trouser or a pair of jeans. I love wearing it because people always stop and comment. Tessa: I’m living in my Calendular Dress and love wearing it with our black beetle boot.
 
How would you style a macgraw dress for work, wedding and weekend?
Tessa : For work I’d wear a brogue, wedding a heel and weekend sneakers and a cross body bag.
 
Home is…
Sydney
 
Where do you head when you want to be inspired?
Up the coast to our beach house. Travelling always inspires too.
 
Favourite spot for brunch and what would you order?
Beth: Can’t go past Ruby’s Diner in Bondi Junction – the coconut chili eggs are amazing.
 
Which Pre Fall 17 pieces have you been wearing non-stop and why?
eth: I have been wearing the Sincerity Top with our black esquire trouser or a pair of jeans. I love wearing it because people always stop and comment. Tessa: I’m living in my Calendular Dress and love wearing it with our black beetle boot.
 
How would you style a macgraw dress for work, wedding and weekend?
Tessa : For work I’d wear a brogue, wedding a heel and weekend sneakers and a cross body bag.
 
Home is…
Sydney
 
Where do you head when you want to be inspired?
Up the coast to our beach house. Travelling always inspires too.
 
Favourite spot for brunch and what would you order?
Beth: Can’t go past Ruby’s Diner in Bondi Junction – the coconut chili eggs are amazing.
 
 
 
Best place for a nightcap:
10 William in Paddington
 
Best view in the city?
Fort Denison
 
Best coffee:
Apache Salute in Darlinghurst
 
Must-visit cultural space:
Botanical Gardens
 
Taxi, bike or boat:
Preferably a boat – but usually a taxi
 
Where’s worth the hype?
Icebergs Bondi Beach
 
Top tourist tip?
Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk
 
Australian style is... wearable.
 
Best place for a nightcap:
10 William in Paddington
 
Best view in the city?
Fort Denison
 
Best coffee:
Apache Salute in Darlinghurst
 
Must-visit cultural space:
Botanical Gardens
 
Taxi, bike or boat:
Preferably a boat – but usually a taxi
 
Where’s worth the hype?
Icebergs Bondi Beach
 
Top tourist tip?
Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk
 
Australian style is... wearable.