Not just another ordinary night in Melbourne town, no not one bit. Fashion week is in full force now. During this time we get to escape from our ordinary lives and into the fashion world. Where you can wear anything in your clothing attire to express yourself and style. Tonight’s runway presented five Australian designers for the cosmopolitan runway show presented by ---- But before I get down to business I have to let you in a sneak peek on my night.
On the night talented Perth designer Natalie, creator of WILD.HORSES, dressed me in her current collection. It was great to finally be in her presence and meet her, as I had interviewed her for my blog some time ago. Natalie is a very passionate person about fashion and enjoys creating brilliant garments. Wild Horses is about being carefree, wild,spirited and effortless! For women who want to escape and to be heard. I also met Lucy who is a illustrator & textile designer and as well is part of the WILD HORSES team.
As the night went on and grew closer to the runway show about to start I met fellow blogger Nikki from State of Style as well Alex and Jayme from GIVEMETHATHING as we talked about all things blogging! It was such a pleasure to meet all of you.
All right down to business!
The abundance Of Australian talent was exquisite. The runway before show was all lit up in pink lights which really set the scene.
The runway showcased WILD HORSES , CAMEO, THE FIFTH LABEL, SHONA JOY and FINDERS KEEPERS.Here are my top 4 picks from each designer on the night
WILD.HORSES show that you don’t have to stick to pants this winter! Their knit dresses are perfect for that feminine yet edgy look that so suits the slightly less sunny days we're about to experience. The dark colour palette and use of leathers and textile print designs is what really draws me to this collection.
CAMEO's new collection positively screamed 'power woman'. Sticking to cool and crisp neutral tones for the cooler months, the collection mixed and matched textures by layering up. Camel, AKA this season's trending colour, appeared in everything from knits to culottes and helped pull together a range that'll keep you classy from 9-5 and well into the night!
Classical feminine black and white played a huge part in Shona Joy’s new collection. Bouclé knit dresses and skirts with leather panelling got us super excited for the winter months. Accompanying them were stunning ruched leather dresses and twin sets with complex digital prints. Definitely a collection to love!
Finders Keepers' new collection was dappled with bright jewel tones and striped prints that brought something of Spring and Summer into it's winter preparations. Relaxed trousers and slouching suit pieces made for a rather quirky and laid back approach to what otherwise might be portrayed as business wear.
THE FIFTH LABEL
In it's usual style the ensembles presented by The Fifth were about as chilled out as it comes. Jersey dresses, cuffed boyfriend jeans and simple Tee's worn over Cons gave off a particularly care-free vibe as the label reinterpreted sports luxe in the loungiest of ways. We're especially loving the great monochrome plaid jackets that made an appearance - they've gone straight onto the wish list!
Tune in tomorrow as I tell you all about the National Graduate Showcase… very impressive
Special thanks to…
Photography: Defiant Arts
Natalie from WILD.HORSES