Its Fall Down Under, but the 24th annual fashion week for Sydney was on fire. The showcasing shared some of its best looks yet. Over 50 shows were held, below are just a few highlights. I always find inspiration from this event. There is so much to love, from sustainable company methods to quality materials that feel as great as they look. Tune back in for videos to see more of the tantalizing Aussie style for yourself.
We Are Kindred shared another stellar collection, full of charm. There were crisp summer whites and scalloped, eyelet edges. Two piece coordinating sets in gorgeous fabrics provided flair to the runway, while slouchy suede boots and fringe bandanna scarves were peppered about other pieces. Everything had an appealing ease to it, a reminder that getting dressed doesn’t have to be overly difficult. This collection held all the magic and possibility that we love about summer!
I loved the linen suit from Tigerlily, especially paired with a woven bucket hat and ankle. Bonus: it will also come in hot pink! This was another great bohemian wardrobe, inspired by the Aloha State in the 1960s. Light, breezy and expertly crafted, this brand actually made a return to the runway after 17 years focusing mainly on swimwear -which still offers great options.
Ten years in fashion hasn’t slowed down Bianca Spender. Gesture was a primary focus in this collection. Spender is adamant that women throw out the idea of saving clothes for something special, and instead invite occasion into the everyday. Simplicity doesn’t have to mean boring. Punchy colors dotted the runway and sleek silhouettes didn’t miss a beat. I loved the woven tops with bishop sleeves , as well as flowing wrap skirts. among these gems were asymmetrical cuts and minimal blazers, long enough to wear alone or be paired with impeccably made trousers.
Finally, on a sustainable note, half of Bianca Spender’s collections are made from Dead stock, with hopes of continuing to created clothing that’s produced locally. Deadstock is fabric produced for a collection that was never used due to a flaw in the fabric or overproduction by the textile mill. She would like to continue Made In Australia fashion and increase that number to seventy percent of the collection.
Daring and innovative, Christopher Esber’s resort collection was called “On Holiday”. A brand that knows how to make “less is more” a chic statement showed black and white work wear before jumping into an off duty, carefree deconstruction that was playful yet pronounced. The carefully crafted pieces were laced up, buttoned up, or collage like that came in deep shades of yellow, rust orange, terracotta and beige. The ribbed knit maxi dress was a favorite of mine.
Double Rainbouu had the best “runway”. Held at a Chinese Friendship Garden, attendees got to walk around while models were posed throughout the garden. Hawaiian shirts are a brand staple, but there was plenty of shibori dye, macrame, zebra print and chambray in the collection.
Aje titled their collection “Bloomscape” sharing bold patterns in flowing silhouettes. A highlight was highway signs and koala print. Bassike shared a relaxed and colorful runway complete with great swimwear options. Highlights were a leather mini dress and leaf print beach pants.
Ten pieces shared a largely chroma collection with a few pops of red. They debuted denim and had great options of outerwear, whether it was an abstract print or a large logo. The Uggs in the show were also custom made!
Photos courtesy of Vogue Australia