Resort 24


Embodying the evolution and essence of Aje: enter Resort 24 ‘Element’.

Reflecting on 15 years of Aje ahead of appearing at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, Co-founders Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris felt compelled to return to the codes and components that have defined the house since its inception, distilling their design process down to its pillars—the elements.

Raw beauty. Femininity with an edge. A sense of duality anchored in unexpected contrasts. An artisan sentiment. Australian roots.

Showcased on the 16th of May 2023 at Sydney Modern Project in the Art Gallery of New South Wales—marking the first fashion house to do so in the prestigious location—the collection recalls the years of sultry Australian summers that inspired the house’s coastal-to-urban style.

Opening in a breezy neutral palette and revelling in its origins through a modern lens, signatures from the early years reemerge refreshed: ivory denim with hand-embroidered patchwork; exaggerated whipstitching across necklines and seams; and floating silhouettes with plissé pleats, wire hems, and gathered ruffle accents. 

Unfolding across three floors, a meandering runway guided by cascading translucent screens created an artful backdrop bathed in natural light. Organic, textural accents grounded the space, with molo paper accordion benches unfurling throughout, mimicking the fluidity of water in a nod to Aje’s coastal Australian origins.

Flowing from cool neutrals to earthy brights, hand-painted prints, textural hardware and asymmetrical tucks appear midway, heightening summer dresses, newly introduced ottoman rib swimwear and sculptural bodices.

Genesis Mini Dress

Energy Midi Dress

A distinctive sense of deconstruction hums throughout, echoed in external seams on oversized tailoring; organically draped tucks and folds, and latticework motifs made from bias-cut strips of raw-edged chiffon.

Energy Mini Dress

Elevating the collection, occasionwear is uplifted through ombré cascades of hand-beaded sequins, knife pleat frills and delicately ruched tiers; a vibrant nod to the house’s contemporary core.

Terrene Frill Maxi Dress

Ayla Strapless Dress 

Colliding sculpturesque shapes with dynamic textures, Resort 24 accessories find form in raw raffia trims, and sinuous organza ruffles across shoes and clutch bags, while fluid hardware details and wooden beads add a bold finishing touch.

Quintette Midi Dress

Capturing 15 years of design codes reimagined, Resort 24 epitomises Aje in its element—then, now and onwards.

Victoria Gown

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In Partnership With

Beauty Direction by Isabella Schimid for Elizabeth Arden
Hair Direction by Pauline McCabe for ghd
Nails by Gloss and Co.


Show Collaborators

Production, Creative Set and Architecture by Rizer
Runway Production in collaboration with Rizer by Lara Inc
Styling by Rachael Fair
Casting by Rachael Fair & Lara Inc
Music by Jono Ma
Front of House by Adam Worling & Emma Gott
Welcome to Country by Yvonne Weldon
Runway Film Direction by Anthony Lau
Content Artistic Direction by Louisa Gent



Blake Azar
Oliver Begg
Lucas Dawson
Felix Forest
Myles Kalus
Isa Sanchez
Claudia Smith
Rob Tennent
Rachel Yasbsley


Anthony Lau
Jacopo Lancioni
Ash Larden


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Aje pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land the Aje atelier and Art Gallery of New South Wales stand, extending this respect to Elders past, present and emerging. Aje also acknowledges all the traditional custodians of the lands on which our teams work, live and learn throughout Australia.

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