The QV building was briefly transformed into a little girl’s dream, a life-sized doll house. While it was no Barbie Malibu Beach house, the catwalk was adorned with a swing, a luxurious love seat and accessorised all in black and white.
For men, Dollhouse featured classic suits in grey and black by Platinum and Wayne Cooper, with more classic casual winter wear and accessories from Boss Orange. For something different, ever eclectic brand Trimapee offered their layer upon layer style of non-descript black pieces and a pair of white and black super skinny jeans.
Wayne Cooper also had on show several women’s designs, keeping with the formal trend, with an off the shoulder pink and black number, a champagne coloured cocktail dress with heavy ruffle detail and a stunning deep purple velvet dress with a black jacket with ruffle detail around the collar. Dizingof also offered pieces for evening with a blast from the past 80’s prom style cocktail dress and red cocktail dress with huge puffy sleeves (only with a much more svelte silhouettes than their predecessors) and an amazing red and black oriental influenced dress, completed with a short over coat . Suits of Grace displayed stylishly wild designs in leopard print and a included a salute to old school glamour with a pink polka dotted number, making the label a the highlight of the event. Christensen Copenhagen also opted for designs that reminiscent of olden day glamour with a stunning black and white polka dotted dress.
Boss Orange reminded us that winter is almost here with their women’s line, featuring black velvet dresses and purple tartan and grey knit high waist skirts that are sure to keep you feeling fabulous over the colder months. T.L Wood showcased designs for winter with a green hooded jacket and a very beautiful brown velvet dress, complemented with a green and blue vamp styled shirt. While winter is almost here, Kam Otto had us looking ahead to spring with a simply divine red number. Cactus Jam followed spring suit and presented light, fun and unique knits and a gold flowing number.
Pretty prose by Alex Schliebs
Fab photos by Stephanie Valencia
Additional images courtesy QVTags: Boss Orange, Cactus Jam, Christensen Copenhagen, Dizingof, Guess, Kam Otto, loreal melbourne fashion festival, Melbourne, MNG, Pamper Heiress, Platinum Menswear, qv, Sevinha, Suits of Grace, T.L Wood, VAMFF, Wayne Cooper, YWS