We've always had a deep affection for Australia and its many contributions to Western culture. After all, it is the motherland of some of my personal favorite things such as Kylie Minogue, the Australian Open, Ksubi jeans, and koalas. And I'm not sure if it's something in the water there or perhaps a genetic trait linked to its penal colony past, but Australia seems to produce a disproportionate number of very good looking people who also happen to have great style.

So, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 (remember, their seasons are the opposite of ours) wraps up, let's have a looksie at the highly chic designers, stylists, models and socialites of the land down unda' who've been sitting pretty in their front row seats at the hottest Aussie designer shows this week.

[Clockwise from left: Pip Edwards, Heidi Middleton, Kate Waterhouse via, Jodi Gordon, Laura Dundovic via, Tanya G via]