At the second of the emerging runways, wedding season was definitely in the air. Several of the designers showcased their interpretations of bridal, as well as sportswear, eastern influenced menswear and everything in between.
FKA twigs would love this. Each garment featured hand painted imagery, playing with the concept of East meets West.
Goth glam at its best. Leather on leather on tweed, a Melbournians delight!
For the more exhibitive bride; sleek, sexy and instantly covetable. One of the most Instagrammed outfit of the night, the trained jumpsuit was an inspired choice.
Angels with a tough side. We loved the feather decals and the dramatic trains.
Fairy nymph gone high fashion. Reminiscent of Dior and Galliano, the florals on top of structure was a beautiful moment.
Sportswear as seen through Pro Hart’s eyes. Colourful, and athletic, we loved the playfulness.
Colour galore (and a twist on the humble gumboot), Rachelle’s collection was one for the girls not afraid of being a little bright.
Bulbous silhouettes in lilac hues, an interesting take on feminine shapes.
Best described as origami menswear, the red, white, and black collection was peppered with a touch of gold (and plenty of rockstar attitude).
Asymmetrical street wear meets office chic. With Josh Goot-esque print work, it updates the classic shapes into a modern take on the styles.
With the models wearing the Pharrell-approved uniform of shorts + hat, we loved the innovative take on menswear.
Structured, emerald-hued, and completely bad ass – we loved Ashleigh’s play with decedent colour against hard silhouettes.
All grey everything. With basket weave textured vests and detail, the mens and womens collection was a great study of texture.
Men’s hipster luxe at it’s best. Layered up in luxe fabrications? Yes please.
One of the more opulent collections of the evening, the Saint Laurent meets Kate Moss meets Kanye West styling was a big favourite. Opulent fabrications and intricate beading were a definite highlight.
Melbourne approved black layers were shown in a more utilitarian fashion. Urban jungle indeed.
Giambattista Valli inspired candy coated colours took over the runway, inspiring many an unconventional bride.
Tin man chic. We loved the high fashion take on a robotic silhouette.
Pink, grey, and soft moss hued knitwear…a comfy take on spring!
Following the lead of the festival itself, Tara Mullins done away with the tired florals assumed from spring fashion, and turned to fernery and leaves to create the basis of her collection.
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Sleek, sexy…red carpet ready. We loved the nod to old Hollywood glamour (and the up to there splits!)
Another designer obviously inspired by Maticevski, Lucy Carlson played with the darker side of SS16 with black, sculptural fabrics, hard angles and intricate harnesses.
Heavenly in white, sculptural, and very sexy, we loved the architectural elements of the collection.
Holographic fabrics, purple leather, 80s inspire…think a superhero Rihanna during her Rated R era.
Oh my Moschino! Best worn with a bad girl attitude (see Jeremy Scott muse, Miley Cyrus).
Belts on belts, leather on leather, and plenty of luxe lace. A+ collection (with amazing boots that need to be in production ASAP).
Images courtesy of Lucas Dawson Photography