All week I’ve been talking about how side boob is the new cleavage, and now here I go posting a busty frontal shot of Jennifer Hawkins walking for Ellery. Thursday was a big day on the RAFW calendar with Australian fashion heavy weights like Josh Goot, Ellery and Dion Lee all showing off-site. The celebs out in force supporting their favourite designers, making it THE day for people watching.
Rather than open and close the show like most top models, Jennifer Hawkins eschewed the typical diva behaviour and appeared in the line up as just another model. The Perth-based label pulled out all the celebrity stops, flying Aussie actress Teresa Palmer in from LA and making sure that media magnets like Lara Bingle were sitting front row.
The name on everyone’s lips was Josh Goot. After years of showing only in London and New York, he finally returned to Australia for an exclusive off-site show. Going for a more oversized tailored look this season, Goot showed bubble shape skirts and dresses adored with his signature bright colours and digital prints.
Last year, Dion Lee became the darling of RAFW after earning rave reviews for his 2010 collection – so this year, the pressure was on. Lee sent models down a perspex runway that reflected the morning sun, giving the illusion that they were walking on water. With sharp architecture, strong lines and impeccable tailoring in a palette of aqua, white and peach, Lee will no doubt be replicating last years success.