Welcome to T Australia: The New York Times Style Magazine’s First Fashion Issue

Issue #6 is out now, with cover star Emma Balfour. It’s a celebration of the artists whose creative mastery gives the rest of us hope and a sense of what could be.

T Australia Issue 6 Summary

Peak Condition

This season, fashion finds strength in tough fabrics, broad shoulders and fluid tailoring — with flashes of the body beneath. It takes nerves of steel to encourage others to see the world as you see it. It’s true of our cover star, Emma Balfour, who’s been a fixture of the international runways for almost 30 years. In her own quiet way, Emma has redefined what it is to be beautiful.

Paloma Elsesser wears an outfit from the Marc Jacobs offshoot label Heaven, co-conceived by the Australian designer Ava Nirui. Photography courtesy Heaven by Marc Jacobs.

Rags to Riches

Australian fashion is back on the map. Despite pandemic-related setbacks, the local industry is striding confidently ahead while a new wave of talented young designers is making a splash overseas.

Loewe tunic; Walter Van Beirendonck pants; and Vtmnts boots. Photography by D'Angelo Lovell Williams.

Beautiful Dreamers

Feminine touches, from dramatic volumes to heady floral prints, infuse this season’s classic menswear pieces with a sensual new energy.

Editor’s Letter from Katarina Kroslakova

“There will always be those who view fashion, fiction and other arts as mere indulgences. And I will always disagree with them. Because without wonder, beauty and joy, what is left? I’d say the arts in their many guises have never been more important than they are right now, as they can help us process change and understand the world we live in. And so this edition of T Australia — our Artistry issue — is dedicated to all those whose creative mastery gives the rest of us hope anda sense of what could be.”