While a nostalgic track from Rufus boomed in the background, the models graced the catwalk in winter whites, florals that won't wilt and midi lengths that are here to stay. Flared sleaves and chunky ankle boots will be the seasons staple as well as a leather and perfectly tailored jackets that form the body. Mens style shoes were quite popular in multi coloured combos in either laced or buckled. This collection proved incorporating a colour palette will definitely brighten up your mood for the cold weather ahead.
Sleek style with a modern take on minimalism. This power dressing runway showed a perfect example of when less is definitely more. We saw bright, playful and fun fitted dresses from Alex Perry to your monochrome classics with a high wasted nautical twist from Martin Grant. Pack away your skinnies and instead slip into a tailored trouser or cropped pant and team with a pointed pump. Opt for man-inspired styles that skim the body but aren't constricting. Yeojin Bae has shown us that office attire is getting a makeover with a bold yet wearable suit that gives a perfectly tailored polished, yet, sexy silhouette.
Melbourne's Fashion Festival began with David Jones' sleek runway show. The first time the retailer has incorporated international designers showcasing Joseph, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham denim. Opening the show was Jessica Gomes who flew in from New York for the festival wearing a Camilla animal and tribal print ensemble. The show produced some 70's inspired looks with flared denim and wide leg suiting. We can now breathe a sigh of relief and revel in a relaxed fit opting for something more slouchy. Monochrome and leather proved it's here to stay and the show closing honours went to Gomes and Cox in Scanlan Theodore evening wear.
Photography - Robert Anthony
It's the fashion luncheon that kick starts the Australian fashion week and what a collection it was. Excitement roared from the audience in anticipation for the season ahead to wear these lust- worthy ensembles. Everything from old school glamour with shifts in autumnal colours and bold prints to chic and minimal that offers the versatility of day to night dressing. Colour blocking is back for another season as well as winter florals and classic feminine shapes with a hint of lace and mid length styles that make them flattering to any body shape. The below collection is soon to hit selected Myer stores nationally.
Jason Brunsdon Black Label
Entrée - Autumn vegetables from the Yarra Valley, whipped goat curd, spiced pear, dukka matched with Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Lidia Misev is a Melbourne based freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has a keen eye for fashion and styling.