Nadia Bartel: Henne makes Afterpay Australian Fashion Week debut

Nadia Bartel’s Henne label has reached an “incredibly exciting” milestone, making its debut at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week on Friday.

Nadia Bartel’s label Henne hit an “incredibly exciting” milestone on Friday, making its debut at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week.

The 37-year-old, who co-founded the label in 2019 with her sister, Michelle Ring, and their business partner, Laura Broque, sat front row at Sydney’s Shell House for the presentation.

“When we launched Henne three years ago, I had always hoped for a model that we could show at AAFW,” Bartel said of Henne’s “Future is Now” collection presentation.

“It’s incredibly exciting and a very proud moment for us to partner with the festival to present a collection that’s made for her, a collection that can be mixed and worn anywhere, anytime.”

The collection included relaxed suits in menswear-inspired silhouettes, leather pants and cut-out tops, as well as on-trend dresses – introducing springtime pastels to its typical winter color palette of black and faded grey.

“I have loved attending AAFW in the past and have been part of many amazing fashion moments,” added Bartel.

“It’s the only event that brings the entire industry together – with designers, hair and makeup artists, stylists, models, photographers and more showcasing all their talents and being celebrated internationally.”

Gemma Ward, Bec Judd, Olivia Molly Rogers and Simone Holtnagel joined Bartel in the front row, among others.

The presentation comes as Bartel prepares for Henne’s first boutique, which will open on Melbourne’s Greville Street next month.

The brand – whose name is the Swedish word for “her” – has gone from strength to strength, with each piece “designed to be loved and worn for more than one season”, according to its website.

“By ensuring every garment is built to last, we’re reducing our impact on the planet for future generations,” it read.

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