Esse Studios’ limited edition and locally-made silhouettes are effortlessly easy to style and a joy to wear. Over the course of a decade of working with global fashion brands, designer Charlotte Hicks became disheartened about the industry’s waste and cyclical nature. Her response was to launch Esse Studios, a ready-to-wear womenswear brand unbound by the pressures of creating collections aligned to the traditional seasonal calendar. Instead, Esse Studios releases ‘edits’ of small batch capsule collections that share a dialogue with the last. The intention here is not just to foster a unified aesthetic, but to facilitate a more considered way of dressing where Esse Studios garments are seen as foundational wardrobe pieces upon which multiple outfits can be built regardless of current trends. You’ll find timeless trench coats, contemporary tailoring and versatile dresses. The brand is also dedicated to more sustainable methods of production, with all pieces made in Australia.