There is an amazing buzz on the street that is driven by the fact that Melbourne’s fashion festival is the most inclusive. Stylists, bloggers, designers, fashion enthusiasts and media all coming together in their most fashionable pieces. One of my roles’s this week was working for Lavazza (you may have noticed I love working with this incredible Italian brand, and their amazing coffee isn’t the only reason) as their fashion insider. It was fantastic, as I got to run around on the street and backstage chatting to my favourite designers about their upcoming collections and aspirations for the season ahead.
Highlights were speaking to the incredibly talented Dion from Dion Lee and the sisters from Manning Cartell. These two brands have been my favourite for many years. Dion Lee always masters simple and masculine pieces with an edge, and he was buzzing after just showing his upcoming collection in Paris. While Manning Cartell pushes the boundaries with interesting textures and prints.
Check out my video from Day 1:
The looks that we saw down the runway have been in-store for the last few weeks, so they aren’t new items, but the pieces feel new and exciting because they were styled in a unique way. That’s why I love coming to this event because you can find inspiration on how to wear current (shopable) pieces now.
My favourite trends on show down the runway were lots of moody tones of olive, navy and burgundy with minimal and classic shapes a popular theme.
Sporty tailoring was also out in force and I love the way this was styled for the David Jones show as a mix of high and low brands like Viktoria +Woods, The Upside, Dion Lee and Ginger + Smart were all layered together and paired with Nike sneakers for a cool touch.
Another noticeable trend was oversized and manly style coats, with long lines almost touching the floor the way to go. Tailored masculine suits were popular in blues, red and dusty pink which added a feminine edge to the look.
Check out video from Day 2: