It’s that time of year again, as we are fast approaching the warmer months. With a turn in the weather, comes a turn in the fashion. We swap our ankle boots for sandals, our court shoes for open toe heels, we start to see a little bit more leg, and it’s finally acceptable to wear maxi dresses.
But what are the trends for the Aussie Spring/Summer this year? i attended the trends show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival last night at the beautiful Town Hall in Sydney, to find out the answer. I witnessed close to 200 Spring/Summer looks from the most influential Australian designers.
A selection of firm favourites that showed were, Romance was Born, to We Are Handsome, Camilla, Bless’ed Are The Meek, Camilla + Marc, Bec & Bridge, Alex Perry, Alice McCall and Shakuhachi.
We were also treated to an unexpected interruption during the Aje. show, as two anti-fur protesters jumped on the runway, with posters (see my gallery below). This did briefly cause a bit of an upset, but as always, in the name of fashion, the show went on.
I thought I’d show some of my favourite looks from the night:
It was a fantastic show and I was so pleased to see so much colour and pattern! Cut outs and paneling was also a reoccurrence. Another trend, which I would be a little frightened of trying was the all white look – so crisp and clean, but I wouldn’t recommend spaghetti or a coffee if rocking the look. As always, the Fashion Festival ran smoothly, giving fashionistas the opportunity to preview the up and coming trends.
I want to thank Peta & Alex Morrison, from Morrisons, who kindly invited me along. I also want to thank my beautiful mother who accompanied me.
I hope you are all excited for Summer as much as I am, as the days get longer, the nights get warmer and the drinks get colder. There are plenty of looks to get you inspired! I am itching to add some brand new pieces to my wardrobe!
The warmer months are fast approaching (7 days exactly), so get ready, get inspired and live a little!