FASHION WEEK AUSTRALIA RESORT SHOWS 2017
The Style Edit | Fashion Week
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So it's officially over, well until next year that is. Last week like a flock of wild exotic birds Australia's Fashion crowd and glitterati descended upon Carraigeworks in redfern to see what was on offer this resort season.
So it's officially over, well until next year that is. Last week every Editor, Buyer, model, local celeb, blogger and when I say every blogger I really mean every blogger most of whom I never even heard and spent my time asking in my head of course "Who F*** are you?" because the new breed of bloggers some who I met at fashion week are to be honest are a little entitled and from discussions with others I'm not the only one who thinks so but that's a discussion for another time and day.
Last week I saw so much colour, sheer and texture and that was just on the street, that come Friday morning I was reaching for the migraine pills to deal with the after effects from being exposed to all that glam, which I would do again in a heartbeat because it's fashion week and I love it. This year besides seeing a sea of colour, textures, floral prints, white shirts, and sheer skirts the pieces in the collections were pretty much all retail ready which is great but I would have loved to see a few more FASHION! pieces here and there.
A few highlights this year were of course Steven Khalil, Akira, and Zhivago just to name a few who you can see my individual posts about as I love their collections as always, plus I was invited so it's only right I do an individual post. Other highlights from the week include Dion Lee who opened the week with great tailoring and menswear which I want, some sporty inspiration from Pageant, Dreamy silky pieces by Michael Lo Sordo, Bold statement pieces by Strateus Carlucci and finally but not least an explosion of colour and euphoria from Romance Was Born who ended the jam packed week of shows.
Scroll down to see my favourite looks from a few of my highlights of the week and for my other fashion week coverage can be found under the style edit, and if there's a favourite of yours from fashion week that I didn't cover in my recap let me know in the comment section below.XOWP
Last year Toni Maticevski opened fashion week at Barangaroo with dreamy dresses with a touch of bondage glam to a crowd who oohed and aahed as every model came out onto the runway. This year Dion Lee opened the week with at the iconic location The Opera House with ready to wear pieces that oozed class, sttyle and perfect tailoring that I think most of the Sydney's fashion crowd would kill to have in their wardrobe if they haven't already you know bloggers even the guys this year myself one of them were in for a treat as Dion Lee Showcased some menswear which I hope to get my hands on myself very soon. Here are some of my favourite looks from the collection.
The collection titled "Tunnel Vision" was inspired by uniforms and the army which can be seen through their use of shapes and fabrics net, rib, nylon and denim. This is a build upon their previous collection titled 'Signals', which was a response to Urban growth and the uncertain future, where this years collection 'Tunnel Vision' is a look into the strange beauty of unusual environments.
Highlight pieces from 'Tunnel Vision' was the orange jacket/pant combo, the sheer net dress and of course the accessories donned by the models on the runway a collaboration between Pagaent and accessory designer Adam Wood.
A New Zealand brand founded by Elisabeth and Neville Findlay in 2979, as shown in their evening show isn't just clothing, the brand also offers a range of accessories such as shoes, hats, eye wear. For me highlights of the collection was the green means bomber jacket which I want like yesterday, a cool sheer trenchcoat, and this sparkly sequin dress which you can see below.
One of the hottest shows on the calendar Strateus Carlucci was definitely a highlight. Founded by Woolmark Prize winners Peter Stratea and Mario-Luca Carlucci in 2013 the label for obvious reasons is a loved brand by many including recently passed away Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief, Franca Sozzani who selected the duo to show their collection in a presentation by Vogue L'Uomo. The collection as to be expected was bold, eye catching and well tailored, personal highlights of mine are below.
One of my favs of the week was Menswear brand Katama by Ex-Model and Delaware Native Garrett Neff. Who you may have seen on the covers of GQ, L'Officiel Hommes, or in the campaigns of Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and/or Salvatore Ferragamo showed his collection bright and early Tuesday Morning at the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool to sea of admirers myself among them. The collection was great with a bit of everything for every guy highlights pieces for me were for the preppier piece but also the printed swimwear and camo jacket that came out at the end of the show.