Samsung x AAFW

The biggest accessory trend at AAFW 2021 will be…

The world looks to fashion week to predict and showcase the next and biggest seasonal trends. From fashion to hair to makeup to street style to accessories, fashion week is ground zero for new trends.

At Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) 2021 — taking place from May 31 – June 4 live at Carriageworks in Sydney and virtually at — we have one key accessory trend prediction: flip and fold smartphones will replace flat screen smartphones as the accessory du jour of AAFW. Specifically, the sleek, minimalist, stylish Galaxy Z Fold2 and Z Flip smartphones from Samsung.

Just like the designers who show at fashion week are renowned for disrupting the sartorial landscape, Samsung — who is a sponsor of AAFW 2021 — is renowned for disrupting the smartphone industry. Case in point: Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold2 and Z Flip.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 and Z Flip combine ground-breaking technology (think: form factor with foldable glass) with luxury, fashion-forward design and “flip” the traditional flat phone on its head with incredible flexibility and powerful features.

When folded, the Galaxy Z Fold2 is a smartphone, unfold it and it’s a tablet with a 7.6 inch screen allowing you to work, text, email, shop online, and watch your favourite flick (The Devil Wears Prada perhaps?) in high definition with ease on the large, tablet-like screen. Packed with features on the inside, the Galaxy Z Fold2 is très chic on the outside and makes for the perfect accessory when you’re being snapped by a street style photographer.

The Galaxy Z Flip is the modern iteration of the iconic ‘90s flip phone and just like everything else style-related from that decade, the flip phone is firmly back on the fashion agenda. However, unlike the low-tech ‘90s version, the Galaxy Z Flip is high-tech and features the latest smartphone technology.

This sleek pocket rocket also has exceptionally elevated design credentials and has been crafted as a statement piece. Available in four colourways — Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, Mystic Bronze, and Mystic Grey — the Galaxy Z Flip is a selfie dream with its ability to stand on its own for hands-free selfies and video chats. Fold it, flip it, stand it up – it’s your call. Additionally, even though the Galaxy Z Flip has so many features and options, it’s compact so it can fit easily into a pocket or your newest straight-off-the-catwalk handbag.

Fold is the new flat after all.

Find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Series of foldable devices, here.

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week is taking place from May 31 – June 4, 2021 live at Carriageworks, Sydney and virtually at Book your tickets to AAFW 2021 runway shows, talks and special events, here.