LMFF Runway 7 with Frankie

Bushes on the runway? A novel inclusion. The designer’s work? Just as much. Karen Walker stuck to her typical pastel colours, akin to the work we some come to life in her Karen Walker Eyewear range that promotes itself as a ‘candy bar’ around the world. A unique spin on the sensual tantalising that both […]

The Spirit of the Black Dress Gala 2013

Women have it easy. A little black dress, or LBD as y’all call it, is all you need to get you through the most part of any working week, corporate or social occasion, wedding, funeral, party or first date. Just ask Cheryl Lin. When it comes to men and what they’re working with, there are rules, […]

LMFF Sportsgirlf National Graduate Showcase

I’ve always loved graduate designers. They’re raw, talented, creative and untouched by commercial bastardry. All of these things in turn, coupled with their untapped and still largely developing creative spirit makes them one of the best wells of fashion design talent the city and country has to offer. They’re the future. The L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion […]

LMFF Runway 6 with Cosmopolitan

This was the show for girly girls. The Cosmopolitan runway with this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival  was a parade of seemingly endless femininity, energetic prints and casualwear that for the most part is as versatile as feminine fashion gets. Having targeted trends that focus on the length of hemlines, floral prints, elongated peplum, structurally […]

LMFF Runway 4 with Madison

Black, white earthen tones and basic prints were the focus of Madison’s runway at this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. A bit placid, but nonetheless, the structural prowess and impressive insight each designer brings to their collection and its display made overlooking the basic collection of colours and activity a touch easier. Designers Aurelio Costarella, […]

LMFF Runway 3 with Grazia

You couldn’t help but feel the ethereal air abounding at the runway that was the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival runway three. As Ginger & Smart took to the runway, the colours and hues of burnt umber lit-up the room with a collection reminiscent of a parched landscape. The minimal colours and embellishments, structure and story […]

Mimco Presents Paradise Battalion – Season 1

In a unique display of vocalisation and models whose end-of-runway poses consisted of Victoria’s Secret-inspired winks and playing with iPads, the Mimco Paradise Battalion collection was presented at this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival with a good reception. I have several problems with overcoming the issues of quality and durability when it comes to all […]

LMFF Runway 2 with InStyle

For the most part, in a display of monochromatic wonderment and textural aplomb, the second show of this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in conjunction with InStyle featured many Australian women’s favourites in the way of clothing for all purposes. The likes of Bianca Spender, Camilla, Kate Sylvester, Leona Edmiston, Lisa Ho and Morrison hit […]

LMFF National Designer Awards 2013

The L’Oreal Melbourne Festival is very much all about promoting and supporting the emerging designer in all of us. Well, those with the skill anyway. LMFF each year sources and looks into fashion designers both tapped and untapped, to give great praise and thanks to while awarding them the National Designer Award, one of the […]

LMFF Runway 1 with Vogue.com.au

The LMFF runways are renowned for their drama, style and bringing of the public in to the excitement and seemingly unattainably beautiful world of high end fashion. The first big scale show of the season was welcomed in alongside vogue.com.au in perfect style that did just that. Designers the likes of Akira, Carla Zampatti, Collette Dinnigan, Josh Goot, Maticevski, Scanlan & […]

LMFF Opening Party 2013

Each year in March for the past 15 years, the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival has taken centre stage in Melbourne to showcase the best of Australian fashion to the consumer. It’s a festival focused on selling the wares of retailers and designers, tantalising the tastebuds of fashion bloggers and photographers the city-wide and egging-on the […]

Penthouse Mouse 2013 – Show 1

In a delicious display of emerging and independent fashion a design as part of this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the Penthouse Mouse runway for 2013 displayed an array of some monumental talent that Australian design has to offer. Styled seamlessly by Connel Chiang, designers Leondard Street, Res Denim, Ameca Calleja, Autonomy and The Social […]