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Midmouse Runway

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firmly embedded within the Melbourne indie fashion scene, is the Penthouse Mouse/Moth Design crew who threw not only a spectacular party on Friday night, but put on a fabulous runway showcasing the best of up and coming Melbourne fashion design.

Hosted by the Old Navel and Military Club in Little Collins St, Moth and the PHM team ensured that visitors to the annual exhibition were not disappointed.  Not only were we treated to inspiring, vibrant art installations but an array of exciting fashion and accessories, topped off with an Asahi or three.

As the lights dimmed we knew we were in for a treat, as a Penthouse runway is anything but ordinary.  The show kicked off with underground street wear label Autonomy, showcasing the hottest new looks for the boys this season.  Plenty of tailored denim teamed with sharp shirts in both block colours and smart plaids featured heavily, along with cosy wool coats made casual when paired with funky graphic tees.

Subfusco bought plenty of sparkle to the party with draped metallic shirts and dresses, and gorgeous harem style pants with pleats and folds in all the right places.   It seems that the key to making such strong fabrics work is to keep the silhouette simple, which Subfusco did perfectly.

Funky street wear label Vanguard ensured that casual menswear was well covered.  The Vanguard team showcased graphic tees, stylish walk shorts and well cut denim, paired to perfection with low cut suede sand shoes.

Leonard Street ensured that the ladies will be well covered this season, featuring floaty silk shirts and dresses in dreamy prints, dainty wool jackets, all in deep autumn shades of plum, smoke and navy.  Outfits were accessorised with sky high heels and delicately embroidered hosiery, Amanda McCarthy of Leonard St demonstrated in her always eloquent fashion just how much her label has grown over the years.

Other labels featured on the night included Afar, OK OK, From Britten and Satu, each ensuring that all style savvy Melbournites will be dressed to kill this Winter.

Written Word by Bronwyn Miller

Fab Photos by Edy Lianto

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