L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival
March 18- 24
And so another week of fashion in Melbourne has come to pass! The L'Oreal Paris runways were full of all of our favourite designers and the seats packed with our favourite celebrities, fashionistas and bloggers.
The main theme for the Autumn/ Spring collections this year were bomber jackets (thanks mostly to Josh Goot), black leather was heavily featured and the printed suits were still making an appearance as well.
The standout fashion for Instyle Runway 2 came from Bianca Spender, although there were murmurs of disappointment amongst the floor seating at there being a lack of creativity overall on the runway. Camilla definitely put on the best show, with her tribal theme really grabbing the attention of the crowd. Beautiful head jewellery and standout prints really closed the show on a high to the track 'All your gold' by Bat for Lashes, which also happens to be my favourite song!
Harpers BAZAAR runways are always ones to look out for and this year featured Sass and Bide, Ellery, Arthur Galan, Christopher Esber, Karla Spetic and Bassike.
Sass and Bide's collection was beautiful but predictable and a little bit repetitive, with Ellery taking the show with their mix of casual and cocktail designs. My favourtie ABC presenter and friend Karina Carvalho first mentioned Ellery to me- now I'm addicted!
The skirts from Karla Spetic are also on my wish list for this season!
The Docklands show is a much more intimate show than the Town Hall venue used for Spring Fashion Week and the pampering room set up to add to the experience is well worth a visit, as well as the exclusive VIP bars for pre drinks and canapes before the show. This year we were in the Rekorderlig bar before the Instyle Runway Show. We enjoyed the funky decor, some great cocktails and a good mix of interesting people.