Inspired by the recent underwater themed Chanel runway show, the models at Runway 7 at LMFF presented by Harper’s Bazaar, glided down the catwalk with their slicked-back, wet-look hair adorned with pearls. Make up was kept simple with flawless foundation teamed with a bright coral lip.


Collette Dinnigan presented her trademark elegant lace dresses with a Parisienne twist. Highlights included metallic lace, delicate sequin embellishments and sheer fabrics. Dinnigan’s feminine pieces would be perfect for a cocktail party or wedding.

Alex Perry injected a healthy dose of glamour into his ready-to-wear pieces with dark metallic fabrics and mini Grecian style dresses. Must have pieces include a high-necked black lace mini and a black one shouldered gown with silver winding leaf detailing across the bust.


Toni Maticevski presented a much dark collection than what we are used to from this talented designer. Ruffles and pleats were a key feature with the collection focused around blacks and whites. Maticevski didn’t disappoint with the king of detailing giving us textured sleeves, unexpected hem piping and mini-tight cutouts.

With sequins one of the stand out trends at this year’s LMFF, there is no designer, better known for her use of sequins than Rachel Gilbert. Dresses shimmered down the runway with coral like inspired sequin sleeves, fully embellished sequin gowns and ruched mini’s with sequin accents. No-one does sequins as well as Gilbert and her latest collection is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of sparkle in their wardrobe.


Perth designer Aurelio Costarella love of feathers was on display with the designer showing a beautiful collection featuring light feather detail. Delcate feathered skirts, sleeves and shrugs worked perfectly with Costarella’s leather and silk pieces. His effortlessly glamorous lady-like collection showcased the impeccable tailoring the designer has become known for.


Scanlan & Theodore’s collection also featured on trend sequin detailing and feather detail. The label, known for its classic silhouettes, featured beautifully ruched dresses in teals and browns, with sheer detail.


Camilla & marc presented structured strapless dresses and looser silhouettes in a glossy jewel toned teal. Oatmeal coloured cocktail dresses in a range of flattering cuts will no doubt be snapped up by fashion lovers, with the label’s ready-to-wear collection providing a great range of pieces for this season.

Images by Sabine Legrand for Couturing





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Thom Whilton

Thom Whilton is co-Founder and current Creative Director of He has been published in a variety of publications for his written and styling work. Thom has been featured in, Weekend Weekly, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, M Magazine, The Vine and Everguide to name just a few. Thom was also Ambassador for the City of Melbourne (2012) has styled for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (2012) and his work has featured in Couturing and MX Magazine. He has also styled celebrities such as Delilah (Warner Music, supported Prince in tour), Nadia Coppolino and Silvana Lovin-Philoppousis.

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