The third of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week designer series runway shows showcased yet another set of innovative, inspiring design and creativity. With an ensemble of Melbourne based designers, the runway celebrated the eclectic design and multi-faceted identity of the creativity harboured right in our own city.
Opening the show was military inspired army green jackets, trucker caps and head-to-toe floral prints by White Suede. The diverse collection combined feminine silhouettes with a futuristic, sporty feel that saw peplum tops, lime green pants, cut-out dresses, metallic belts and graffiti caps.
From Britten P/L stood out on the catwalk with their cutting edge, leading menswear designs. A colour palette of nudes, navy and reds showcased the impressive tailoring and sophisticated design of the collection. Flat caps and Nike sneakers completed the sport luxe look that has been popular trend on this season’s runway. A favourite look was the oversized blazer with vertical side cut-out panels that displayed innovation and unique design.
Friend Of Mine followed with their edgy and daring thick mult-slit skirts, red leopard print dresses and leather tops and bottoms. With a vampire-esque colour palette, the collection showcased notably unique designs such as the leather dresses and skirts with a zig-zag hemline and a dominatrix style leather harness over a black knit maxi dress.
Denim masters Nobody displayed a collection of distinct printed jeans, military greens, royal blues and peach coloured bottoms. A particularly noteworthy look was the kaleidoscopic printed skinny leg jeans paired with steel capped white stilettos.
Bright, bold primary colours stood out in Leopold’s collection. The menswear had a jock prep theme with New York Yankees baseball caps, boat shoes, floral print shirts and leather shorts, whilst the women’s wear complemented with floaty embroidered long skirts, sheer yellow tops and loosely fitted shirts. A favourite look was the cherry blossom pink dress elegantly styled with metallic gold accessories and nude heels.
Limedrop impressed with their electric blue, neon orange and mauve futuristic prints, tightly fitted muscle tank dresses, mini floral prints and uniquely shaped bomber jackets. The collection featured yet another eye-pleasing sport luxe look that embraced new-age, digital prints and sporty silhouettes. The geometric print dress with the matching blazer and headscarf was an absolute favourite on the runway.
Closing the show was the incredible sartorial designs of Strateas.Carlucci who’s black colour palette effectively distinguished the noteworthy silhouettes of the collection. Cropped leather jackets with a high cowl neck, leather pants, Nerhu jackets and uniquely shaped blazers that showcased a cutting edge collection. A notable look was the black metallic sheen biker jacket that featured a multi-folded collar.
An outstanding selection of our local city designers, the runway successfully honoured the creative hub that is Melbourne.
Images by Wanda Chin for Couturing