Melbourne Spring Fashion Wk
MSFW Designer Series- Part1
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is described as ‘discovery, exploration and immersing yourself in Melbourne’s unique fashion culture, retail precincts and design havens’ – msfw.com.au.
Divided into 4 designer shows; MSFW Designer Series is a coming together of the best new talent and the established fashion elite. Show One in the Designer Series explored contemporary structure, Show Two focused on elegance, Show Three delivered modern electric pieces while Show Four was an exploration of urban Melbourne living.
MSFW showcases Australia’s leading design talent and their fresh, striking looks for Spring / Summer…
At Lisa Ho lady-like elegance meet modern grecian draping. Flowing luxurious silks with soft tailoring and crisp cotton, created beautiful movement and effortless elegance. Moving through the colour palettes of nude and neutrals flowing onto soft purples, blue, green and greys – the collection was chic, feminine and flattering.
Creating beautiful soft tailoring and draping like no one else, Gary Bigeni’s collection was focused on the construction and cut of the garments. In white, cream and muted light shades, different fabrics were combined for a play on luxe, subtle textures. Minimal, soft and delicate, the collection stood out for its refined simplicity.
Arabella Ramsay’s collection had a youthful sweetness to it – a swirling combination of cute and innocent with carefree sexiness. Combing lace, soft cottons, gingham and slouchy faded denim; the collection exploded in red, white and blue with touches of sunshine yellow. Her unique prints are designed each season exclusively for her collections. Arabella Ramsay’s vintage, craft aesthetic will be perfect for whimsical summer road trips.
With strong sexy lace detailing and dramatic statement earrings, Manning Cartell’s collection was inspired by art deco artist and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. With an 80’s feel, the sleek mostly black and white collection in airy layers and heavy lace domination was followed by splashes of beautiful vibrant prints. To ensure exclusivity of the prints, Manning Cartell brought the rights to the artwork before printing.
Peter Alexander is undeniably my all time favourite sleepwear label and the Spring / Summer runway show didn’t disappoint. Featuring Parisian inspired pieces, florals and then a cute homage to Vegemite – Peter Alexander’s pieces are sweet, sexy and wearable. Peter Alexander always creates gorgeous nighties that would be just as perfect during cocktail hour as they would be in bed. Ruffles, lace, printed tees and even some feathers created some gorgeous sleepwear.
Part2 of my Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2010 coverage coming soon…x