Thursday, 15 March 2012

Our highlights from Melbourne Fashion Week!

LMFF kicked off last week and showcased a plethora of trends from some of our favorite Aussie designers. Each designer focused on their own distinctive look and carried out strong and cohesive collections. Great to see such a diverse range of collections from all the designers, also some super cool casual wear that will no doubt be making its way into the winter wardrobes of many.
Here are some of our favourite runway looks...

Dion Lee:
 Beautiful clean lines and impeccable tailoring made sure that Dion lee’s collection stood out as one of the most sophisticated of the lot. A very feminine feel was kept throughout the line yet with a fresh and modern twist.

Friend of mine
A well thought out collection has arised from new comers’ friend of mine. They kept it simple and versatile yet always incorporating one statement element which achieves that look of effortless cool. Their fresh take on casual wear will surely make them popular throughout the winter season.

 The Ellery collection could almost leave you blinded by the sight of so much gold metallic colour! The fabric was used repeatedly throughout the collection creating some stunning full length skirts and dresses. More muted tones were used to complement all the gold resulting in a collection that was simple and elegant.

Karen walker
Once again Karen walker stayed true to its cool and effortless style with a mix of tailored and street outfits. The Highlights would have to be her array of beautiful coats and relaxed slouchy pants.

Manning Cartell
keeping with their design approach of harmonious blends of clean tailoring and modern silhouettes, Manning Cartell yet again delivered a collection that was a big pleaser. This time we saw big punchy floral prints covering feminine lines and creamy shimmery whites on body skirts and short dresses. An elegant take on going out wear that also stays very modern.

How could you not love the super cute and quirky winter pieces that were showcased at the Gorman show?! The collection was bright and whimsical and showed us all how to do layering the right way. Finally, an excuse to get excited about winter, being able to wear some of their adorable casual winter wear.

with leopard making a big comeback Ksubi was sure to please the masses with its integration into their current collection. Their cult street style shone through once again this time in a sort of new age take on 90’s grunge which meant that were was plenty of leather, all over black and hints of plaid. Really loved this collection!

Street style seems to be having a more and more commanding role in the fashion world, so what better place to experience it then on the streets at Melbourne Fashion week. Here are some of our favorite shots that capture that classical Melbourne style; quirky creative and original.