David Jones and Vogue presented the first runway of LMFF in style, with Jessica Gomes, Samantha Harris and Montana Cox all taking the runway to showcase some of Australia’s top designers.
International guest designer and digital print queen Mary Katrantzou opened the show with her stunning designs inspired by stamps, old currency and everyday items. The highlights were a skirt which was covered in pencils which looked like they were leaping off the material and a bold red dress inspired by a typewriter.
David Jones’ stable of Australian designers didn’t disappoint either, presenting something for every style and occasion. Rachel Gilbert’s sequin covered pieces are perfect for those looking for something glamourous, Camilla’s vibrant prints with beautiful detailing are perfect for those looking for an outfit with a touch of boho elegance and Ellery’s bell shaped dresses were presented in luxe fabrics with rope detailing, great for a night out with friends.
Bassike who have redefined basic wear, showcased fashionable casual clothes with leather detailing, great for those who want to lounge around in style, Alice McCall’s whimsical collection of flirty dresses are perfect for those hot summer nights, Romance Was Born’s bold graphic prints popped on the runway and Collette Dinnigan’s lacy dresses are perfect for a day time party.
Australia’s king of digital print, Josh Goot’s fitted dresses with peplum detailing are great for a night out, Willow’s metallic fabric dresses with structured bustiers are great for any special occasion and Scanlan & Theodore’s metallic pieces would liven up any work wardrobe.
Other highlights include Bianca Spender’s red suit, Lover’s cute black lace romper and Carla Zampatti’s heavily embellished bronze gown.
You can buy all the looks in David Jones now so make sure you do your bit to support the Australian fashion industry and get shopping now!
Images by Sabine Legrand for Couturing