MSFW Designer Series Show 3

It’s nice to know that while the fashion and retail industries struggle, as evidenced by the recent demise of retailer and label FAT having gone into receivership, such events as the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week are able to run, draw attention and celebrate what is good in these industries.

The MSFW Designer Series 3 runway presentation was just that; a celebration of some of the country’s greatest labels from Melbourne and abroad.

Designers Friend Of Mine, From Britten, Leopold, Limedrop, Nobody, Strateas Carlucci and White Suede made an appearance in the limelight with prints, colours and textures to boot.

Bold colours, clean silhouettes and a mish-mash of print on print with a whole lot of structure were the standout factors in the designer’s presentations.

Newcomer Streas Carlucci (formerly Trimapee) made their first runway debut in a flurry of leather, heavy gauge wool and knit wear and monochromatic tones to send shivers of excitement down even the most hard of Goths spines.

Friend of Mine stuck to a clean colour palette with deep reds and crisp whites, tending often toward black patent leather trim to tie-in with their introduction of black leather dresses and sheer everything.

From Britten’s preppy look-come-casual school boy offered up long overcoats, jackets, tailored man leggings and cropped panelling for a clean boyish masculine look apt for the age bracket of those who’d wear a full colour pop short suit.

Nobody’s standout denim left women infatuated and men even moreso with statement print on denim and stand out colouration comprising their latest collection. The return of denim-on-denim has always been lurking in the background with this season, their full embracing of the style of old for the common day.

Renowned for their bright colours, charming prints and fearless use of the two together, both Leopold and Limedrop stole hearts with colour a plenty and the first introduction all week of the print-on-print men’s blazer and shirt combination.

The asymmetric hemline and lop-sided draping on skirts, coats and other garments was a trend amongst many designers in addition to the cinching of the waist, which has made a clear resurgence to stumpify the woman’s torso, making way for a more feminine silhouette and elongated legs; a common thread throughout all collections.

This article also appeared on StyleZilla at www.stylezilla.com.au

Thanks to Meagan Harding for use of her brilliant photography. See her work here.

Nobody

Nobody

Nobody

Strateas Carlucci

Strateas Carlucci

Strateas Carlucci

Strateas Carlucci

Friend Of Mine

Friend Of Mine

From Britten

From Britten

Leopold

Leopold

Leopold

Limedrop

Limedrop

Limedrop

Limedrop

White Suede

White Suede

White Suede

Nobody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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