The Out of the Shadows parade was intended to be the most innovative, boundary pushing show of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2008 official schedule. Interesting, considering it celebrates all that is new and at the pioneering edge of fashion, that it started off with a look towards the past – a retrospective of a decade of work from Fat 4 (who were the ambassadors of the week). New collections then paraded were from labels Antipodium, Alpha 60, Life with Bird, Therese Rawsthorne, Nom*d and TV.
As expected there was a lot of black on show yet, unexpectedly, the nostalgia kicked in via the inclusion of possum scarves (my nanna used to knit those!). Take a look at a selection of looks from the parade and make up your own mind on which label forges their own fashionable path;
Words – Sarah Willcocks
Photography – Christine Kelman