On Wednesday night I was lucky enough to attend with my fashion designer best friend one of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week runway shows! We attended the Designer Series Runway 2 (tickets were $25 for general admission), which showcased the upcoming Spring/Summer collections from some of Australia's best and freshest designers.
Arthur Galan AG
The majority of the brands showcased bold brights, graphic prints and lots of textures. There was plenty of neon, florals, tribal and wearable art pieces.
My favourite brands were Arthur Galan AG for how wearable it was, and Alice Euphemia and Jayson Brundson for their incredible dresses.
If you want to see some of the highlights, go and have a look at this picture! It provides a good cross-section of the type of clothes and trends paraded on the runway.
I'm really loving structured blazers, girly florals and prints, wearable art designs and pastels right now. Not a huge fan of the aztec, metallic/sci fi, sport luxe or neon looks.
The fashions in this runway show got me so excited for Spring, I think the colours are so fresh and fun and really epitomise warm nights and days at the beach.
The makeup was done by Mecca Cosmetica and the eyes were the most predominant feature with a 60s inspired arty deep indigo dramatic eye. It was given a slightly futuristic, factory vibe with the indigo makeup joining the eyes across the bridge of the nose and a sharp wing.
It made the models look odd and sci-fi and as though they were wearing glasses or had a semi uni brow. It was very severe and matched the visors the models wore across their eyes or as headbands when modelling certain brand’s outfits.
The Gift Bag
I have been the past three years in a row and one of my favourite things about runway shows is getting the gift bag on your seat and rifling through all of the freebies to see what you got! I’m always bizarrely curious to know what are in other people’s goodie bags, so here is what came in the Melbourne Fashion Week ones...
They are not quite as good as previous years but still extremely fun to receive. The shampoo and conditioner sample I’ve already used, and it smelt absolutely amazing and left my hair so shiny and luscious.
The experience was slightly ruined at the end with a whole bunch of protesters with horribly graphic images of animals being slaughtered for their fur barricading the exits. It was awful and I just kept my head down because the pictures were that disturbing. A few of the models came out with us and started attacking the protesters and making digs like ‘Oh is that a leather belt you are wearing, are those leather shoes?” and “There wasn’t any fur in any of the shows anyway!”. It was pretty crazy but luckily we got past them fairly quickly, but they made it very hard. It was difficult trying to escape and not looking up at the horrible pictures! It made me sad :(
Aside from that it was a fun experience. I just wish runway shows went for longer than half an hour!
Have you guys been to fashion weeks where you are? What is your favourite thing about going and what is your favourite brand to see?
And to finish, I'll leave you with a quote from Miss Fashion herself...