The Land Down Under is home to more than just koalas and kangaroos. Other than being the land that gave us Elle MacPherson and her to-die-for accent, Australia boasts a $14 billion industry in -- you guessed it -- fashion, according to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Appropriately enough, a significant portion of that total comes from beach garments and swimwear, including such iconic brands as Speedo and Billabong.
To get the most bang for your buck, travelers actually involved in the fashion industry, such as buyers, stylists, agents and the like, can take in the glory that is Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. Held in the Circular Quay of Sydney in May and October each year, this event gives industry professionals the first look at collections from 150 established designers.