Australia Fashion Week took place this past week in Sydney and we pulled together some highlights of our favorite looks and trends.
Karla Špetić, one of the Guardian UK’s “Three Designers to Watch,” showed minimal, playful, and pop culture/art inspired pieces. Her Autumn/Winter collection featured Lichtenstein prints and her most recent collection was inspired by William Eggleston. We love these modern pieces and the sheer cutouts, which was a big trend on the runway in Sydney.
“ …sophisticated and chic, timeless and directional, with unexpected twists” is how Staple The Label describes their line of clever, affordable basics. You can find their pieces online retailing for around $100 or less. We liked these futuristic looks from the runway:
Elissa McGowan is another young up and comer who recently graduated from the Fashion Design Studio in Sydney. Also drawing inspiration from art, Elissa looks to artists such as Dale Frank and Francis Bacon for inspiration. You can see the fine art influences emerge in these beautiful pieces:
Alex Perry is definitely a veteran in the fashion world, launching his couture line in the early 1990’s. Perry is known for his red carpet ready gowns and his work as a TV personality appearing on the Australian versions of Next Top Model and Project Runway. The first thing that caught our eye from Fashion Week were the killer lace up thigh high boots…insane.
There were plenty of bold prints to juxtapose the monochromatic collections - here are a few stand outs:
And of course there were swimsuits. We were drawn to these very “Addicted to Love” inspired looks from Skye and Staghorn:
Check out more at http://australia.mbfashionweek.com/.