June 2011

Harpers Bazaar

DESIGNERS in the house
More than 80 fashion designers slipped into eveningwear for a once-in-a-lifetime portrait celebrating Australian style – shot in another local design icon, the Sydney Opera House.
Photographed by Justin Smith

June 2011

Black Magazine

The long and the short of it with…

Story & Photo by Thom Kerr

June 2011

Tangent Magazine

Elliot’s garments feature in:
Trip The Light,
Brass in Pocket,
and Rough Gem

May 2011

Pages Online

April 2011

Time Out Sydney

Designer Profile: Elliot Ward-Fear
“Excitement has been building around Elliot Ward-Fear for some time now, and for good reason”

Read the full article on Time Out – Sydney

April 2011


April 2011

The Good Weekend

March 2011

Zowie Rocks EWF SXSW
Zowie wears Elliot Ward-Fear PVC skirt while performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Photography: Rony Alwin

More on

February 2011

Culture Mag


“From the humble beginnings of a childhood dress up box, fashion designer Elliot Ward-Fear has become a highly anticipated addition to the Australian fashion landscape. Lauded as the most promising avant-garde fashion designer in Australia, Elliot’s RAFW debut in 2010 as part of the Innovators group show was met with critical acclaim from both national and international buyers and media. “Ward-Fear will appeal to those who revel in the unique and fiercely creative,” said Madison; his A/W look book, a collection entitled ‘Spirit of Clothing’, garnered international press, featuring on Dazed Digital, Another magazine blog and The Fashion Spot”

View full interview on

February 2011

Surface Mag China

Elliot under Surveillance

December 2010

Helmet Magazine

Interview with Elliot Ward-Fear

December 2010

The Vine

Elliot Ward-Fear’s AW11 lookbook and behind the scenes
“Elliot Ward-Fear is the most promising avant-garde designer in Australia, and his second capsule collection for AW11 shows that the hype he garnered after his RAFW showing is well and truly deserved…” Alyx for The Vine

View article and exclusive
behind the scenes shots on

December 2010

Behind The Scenes: Elliot Ward-Fear’s Stunning A/W 11 Look Book
“Elliot Ward-Fear’s remarkable A/W 11 collection, Spirit of Clothing, (the preposterously confident followup to his RAFW debut, Beauty in Exile) boasts craftsmanship, clarity of vision and courage that truly belies his youth. From intricate paneling and derriere revealing heart shaped cut outs, this collection warrants the kind of attention granted to Ward-Fear’s Sydney contemporary and fellow TAFE NSW alumni Dion Lee.” Ash for Pedestrian

View article and the
behind the scenes video on Pedestrian

December 2010

Young guns: Thom Kerr shoots Codie Young in Elliot Ward-Fear

Check out the exclusive preview of Elliot’s latest collection on!

November 2010

Fashion Trend

Enfant Terrible – Elliot Ward-Fear

“Australian fashion designer Elliot Ward-Fear is causing a commotion with an uncompromisingly avant-garde approach to contemporary design. Dedicated to the pursuit of sartorial invention, Ward-Fear fuses high concept design with traditional bespoke tailoring. His commitment to a fierce creative vision continues through Spring Summer 2011 Beauty in Exile, an extravaganza of outsized proportion, innovative fabrications and unconventional beauty.”

November 2010

Tangent Mag

Check Mate

Photography: Olaf Mertens
Fashion: Heather Cairns
Featuring Elliot Ward-Fear vest and bodysuit.

November 2010


A day in the life of Elliot Ward-Fear

“Elliot Ward-Fear is one of Australia’s most exciting new talents. His confidence and approach to the avant garde caught our attention.”

A day in the life of a young Australian designer – RUSSH photographer Ross Laurence captures some key moments.

View Article on Russh

November 2010

Monster & Midget


Photography: Thom Kerr
Styling: James Dykes
Featuring Elliot Ward-Fear embroidered bridal gown and platform heels

October 2010

Sun Herald

Profile: Elliot Ward-Fear

October 2010


Strutting EWF platforms

Photographer: Rene Vaile
Stylist: Imogene Barron

Oystermag – Issue 89

October 2010

Tangent Mag

Betty’s Fault

Photography: Emmanuel Giraud
Fashion: Jana Bartolo
Featuring Elliot Ward-Fear skirt and platform heels.

October 2010

Fiasco Mag


Photography: Jon Attenborough
Stylist: Anna Raju
Featuring Elliot Ward-Fear platform heels

October 2010

Grazia / Paris Fashion Week

Elliot impresses on Miuccia Prada

“Not many people can stop Miuccia Prada in her, well, Pradas, but Grazia can exclusively reveal that an Australian designer caught her eye backstage at her Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week…”

View the article on Grazia

September 2010

the dirty durty diary NY

EWF by Amanda De Simone

STYLIST Cassandra Scott-Finn
MAKEUP Mandi Levanah
HAIR Paloma rose Garcia for Oscar Oscar salons
MODEL Isabella from Priscillas
PHOTO ASSISTANTS Renae Macdonald, Sam Allen
MAKEUP ASSISTANT Victoria Anderson
In collaboration with DESIGNER Elliot Ward Fear

View the article on The Dirty Durty Diary

August 2010


Buy a high from Elliot Ward-Fear

“Elliot Ward-Fear, Sydney’s finest proponent of Perspex spikes and other exaggerated couture, is perhaps most famous for his sprained-ankle-inducing, sky-high shoes.
His appropriately fear-inducing 18 cm wedge boots resulted in a model taking a tumble on the runway earlier this year at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.

However, after a comfortable trot around the office in which tootsies remained in tact, Oyster’s Alyx and Mariella swear that Ward-Fear’s shoes are far from impossible to walk in.

A super limited edition run of the architectural beauties is now available in sizes 39, 40 and 41, at a cost of $600 a pair. They come packaged in a specially built black mesh bag, with suede paneling and fringing handmade by Sicilian Nuns.

This tiny run is for hardcore shoe fiends, and offers heelaholics a chance to own a piece of Australian fashion history. To purchase a pair, email ”

View details on

August 2010


Designer Profile: Elliot Ward-Fear

“Certain phrases and words get bandied around when it comes to new designers; ‘One to Watch’, ‘wunderkind’ and ‘rising star’ are a few that spring to mind. It’s rare that the bestowal of such gushing descriptors is actually warranted, and rarer still for those who are so branded to live up to their overwrought expectations. Luckily Australian Fashion Week debutante Elliot Ward Fear, is none of the above. He’s better. ”

Kat George – Oyster Mag

Oystermag – Issue 88

May 2010

Blog Love

Whats Hot and Whats Not – No Fear Fashion
“Elliot Ward-Fear… took the audience on a futuristic creative voyage. While his designs may not be wearable (by many), I’m sure Lady Gaga will one day be requesting his art… Amazeballs!” – Donny Galella

The Fashion-Loving Stylist – RAFW 2010 Day 4
“Elliot Ward-Fear’s show was reminiscent of last years Gareth Pugh with all the futuristic structure” – Lenya Jones

Australian INFront – RAFW Day 4
“The last collection was for lack of a better word – incredible” – Lorena Mercado

Dropstitch – RAFW Day 4
“this chap is bound for success!”

Imelda – The Fear Factor
“it’s obvious why the ‘buzz’ whirling around the 22 year-old’s East-meets-West-meets-Lady-Gaga aesthetic is building” – Matt

Thank you all for your kind words. x Elliot.

April 2010

Harper’s Bazaar

One to Watch: Elliot Ward-Fear

“Elliot Ward-Fear is a designer to watch at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, with the young talent selected to showcase his avant-garde collection as part of the Innovators show. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Fashion Design Studio graduate Dion Lee, and the designer’s much-anticipated debut collection, Beauty in Exile, is sure to create a stir, with Ward-Fear describing the clothes as ‘exaggerated, wearable couture’. The innovative anthology blends European glamour with the simplicity of Asian design aesthetics, fusing East and West to create a unique style that will doubtless become Ward-Fear’s signature.”
– Jerico Tracy, Harpers

View article on Harper’s Bazaar

April 2010


“We introduce you to the rising stars of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week”

“Currently exhibiting at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum as part of their Student Showcase, Elliot Ward-Fear is making a name for himself as a young designer to watch. With a portfolio full of edgy womenswear in contrasting fabrics and deconstructed shapes, Ward-Fear will appeal to those revel in the unique and fiercely creative. Ward-Fear is showing for the first time at this year’s RAFW, as part of the Fashion Design Studio’s Group Show.”

View article on Madison Magazine

April 2010

Culture Magazine

Dress Ups
Editorial on Ainsley Hansen’s award-winning shoot, featuring Elliot’s designs.
See earlier press for detailed photos.

View article on Culture Magazine

April 2010

Tangent Mag

Ed Wood’s Widows

Pages 71 & 74
Photographer: Jason Henly
Stylist: Jano Bartolo

View article on Tangent Magazine

April 2010

X and Y Mag

Fashion Graduates debut at RAFW

View article on X and Y Magazine

March 2010

Ainsley Hansen

Photography: Jason Ierace
Hair & Make Up: Sarah Laidlaw
Styling: Ainsley Hansen

View the full shoot on either Jason or Ainsley’s sites.