With day one of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week already wrapped up, I think it’s safe to say that next summer here in Australia looks bright. Shades of aqua, fuchsia, purple and tangerine were balanced out with peep-hole brocade and perforated fabrics in white and nude. Zimmermann, Arnsdorf and Karla Spetic were my favourites of the day,with extremely wearable collections that I can’t wait to get my hands on.
Inspired by idyllic summers and long hot days, this collection was right up our alley. Held in a luxury-car showroom in North Sydney, Givenchy model Ruby Jean Wilson took to the catwalk to open the show while mechanics were working on Mustangs and Maseratis next door. Diamond-cut inserts, intricate lace, embroidered brocade and perforated squares featured alongside multi-coloured trims.
With my girl crush Stevie Dance (editor of RUSSH Magazine) styling the show, this was always going to make the list. Designer Jade Sarita Arnott worked with the stylist to really showcase the fluidity and the ethereal feel of the collection. A soft palette of aqua, nude and white featured heavily throughout the show with vibrant injections of fuchsia.
Karla Spetic’s girls took to the runway looking like they’d stepped out of a 1960’s Slim Aarons photograph. Knee-grazing shift dresses and skirts in colourful bold prints were paired alongside bright purple shirts and tangerine lips. A sleek low pony completed the look with what is no doubt, the hairstyle of the moment.
Off the Catwalk
Hot: Low messy buns, sleek low ponytails, aqua nail polish, tangerine lips, tight minis, burnt orange, balayage, layered silver jewellery, chunky silver rings, SLR cameras, leather satchel bags, long skirts, sheer fabric.
Not: Top knots, nude lips, black nail polish, swiping bags from the front row, loose clothing, flat shoes, head-to-toe black clothes, puffy skirts, metallics, quiffs.