The third runway at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was earthy, delicate and free spirited. The group of designers (helped by wonderful musicians) transported us into an exotic land filled with colour and life.
Akria’s delicate dresses were filled with floral Japanese embroidery that paired against the earthy tones of his Australian home. Red, brown, beige and yellow soon morphed into elegant black gowns embellished with glitter that encapsulated the night sky and then graduated into a majestic purple for the finish. Simple tailoring allowed for easy and slick sophistication.
Sleek, sexy and very chic was the serving at Bae’s runway. Block colours of pastel pink and blue were paired against vibrant hues of red and green. Strong geometric cut-outs, crops, body, minimalism and clean lines were the features of this show.
Thurley’s free-spirited goddesses floated down the runway in dreamy white gowns before evolving into strong metallic warriors. Long flowing lace, thigh-high splits, sheer accents and opulent embellishment morphed into strong metallic mini-dresses with volume and structure.
A strong colour palette, sparkles and structure made up Brunsdon’s collection. Sparkly mini-skirts, satin dresses and delicate embroidery all featured amongst a metallic rainbow of colours.
Galan’s female collection consisted of strong silhouettes, geometric prints, accents of bright colour and leather. Men wore tropical printed pants and shorts, edgy bombers and tailored suits of khaki and black. Pastels made a surprise entrance by a way of beige shorts and a tartan shirt.
Fun floral prints graced this runway in floaty summer dresses and pants. Vibrant hues of pink and yellow were the colours of Park’s runway. However, a surprise splash of black and metallic in the form of a blazer and dress added a sophisticated element.
Strong, architectural, bright pieces strutted the runway for Finetti’s collection. Bold digital prints in yellow and blue evolved into sleek monochrome which then again segued nicely into a vibrant orange. Cut-outs, crops, crossovers and satin were all displayed beautifully in Finetti’s collection.
The men’s wear collection took us to the sea in Calibre’s nautical-themed collection. Hues of blue, white, orange and red ruled the runway. While cropped pants, polo shirts, thigh-length shorts and immaculately tailored blazers were all strong features of the show.
Nevenka’s bohemian models showcased intricate detailing, volume and lace. The palette was all white and was paired careful embroidery and delicate silhouettes. Layers of material mixed with sheer veils made for a beautiful collection.
Christine took us from the beach to the bar in her versatile collection, of course with amazing accessories to match! Bold tribal prints with headscarfs opened the show a safari of colours ranging from bright blue and red all they way to khaki soon evolved into sleek black gowns allowing the accessories to be the hero. Opulent jewels, headpieces and scarfs exemplified Christine’s majestic collection.
Photos by Jacob Medina