We spoke to the fashion designers behind some of today’s trendiest Australian labels to find out what gets their sewing machines spinning. Not surprisingly, travel is the common thread, with new experiences and beautiful locations providing inspiration for the brains behind TALULAH, Jac+ Jack, Backstage, Bailey Nelson and MINKPINK. Looking for design inspiration? Check out this list of fashionable hotels in their favourite cities.

Toni Dameglio, Designer at TALULAH

One of Australia’s most beloved fashion and lifestyle labels, TALULAH’s beautifully crafted garments are elegantly confident. Toni’s enthusiasm for soaking up the atmosphere in foreign cities inspire her unique reinventions of classic cuts.

Urban inspiration: From the passionate locals to the historical buildings, there’s no better source of inspiration for Toni than the Eternal City, Rome.

Where to stay:

Hotel dei Mellini, Rome, Italy: Just minutes away from the awe-inspiring Villa Borghese and Castel Sant’Angelo, the hotel’s 80 elegantly appointed rooms and suites are home to an impressive collection of modern works of Italian and Roman art.

Hotel Lord Byron, Rome, Italy: For a 5-star experience, looks no further than the Hotel Lord Byron. With just 32 rooms and suites, there’s extra attention to detail. Think marble, mahogany and rosewood. It’s hard not to feel inspired while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding romantic villas and scenic parklands.