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A Pret-a-Porter Winter at Melbourne’s GPO

Melbourne’s GPO, presented Winter collections in their raw and fashion-forward event space as a three-piece band including violinist created beautiful music and a dual runway provided a front row seat for all guests.

Saks was first up featuring a timeless collection of netural coloured pieces. Enter taupe, blue and black dresses, suit ensembles and luxurious shirts. The collection had an outdoorsiness to it with casual vests and woolen coats teamed with leggings in boots.

The Dressing Room

Ben Sherman showcased a practical winter wardrobe with on-trend leather pieces, plaid shirts and the classic trench. Dresses exuded warmth with geometric patterns, bold coloured leggings and boots. Meanwhile the boys wore neat denim with hi-shine fabric for a luxe leather appeal and cropped tailored pants. Suits were neat with crisp white shirts, simplistic patterns and grey and charcoal being the suit colour choice this season.

Famous for luxurious fabrics, Hussy livened the runway with bold prints, wild patterns and hi-grade silk dresses and tops. Dresses were teamed with embellished sequined blazers and Winter jumpsuits worked with this seasons ankle boot.

Anaessia

Metalicus reminded us that simple pieces can still be stylish. Long layered cardigans, plaid trousers and print dresses featured in earthy colours of red, brown and the neutrals. The trench covered layers of warm knitted pieces with voluminous scarves for a cozy Winter ahead.

The Dressing Room boutique – host to some of our most celebrated designers featured a host of trends including the classics of tailored pants, stylish suiting, tribal, plaid patterned dresses and jackets. Supporting the leather trend was a short tan leather jacket to layer over everything this winter for instant on-trend style.

Anaessia

Arthur Galan who is renowned for exceptional mens suiting featured the ‘skinny suit’ with pants tailored to the ankle, fitted jackets and skinny ties. Collars on jackets, blazers and waistbands on trousers were trimmed with leather or velvet for boys looking for stylish street cred.

Veronika Maine delighted the ladies in the audience with her feminine and modern take on the trends of the season. Her latest collection showcases a simplistic yet stylish collection of soft chiffon shirts over leggings and boots, tan jackets and blazers, the classic trench and grey-featured pieces.

Baccini & Hill

Digbys invited the return of the relaxed turtleneck with knitted, patterned dresses and tops. Textured and sequined blazers and jackets exuded warmth and an almost vintage inspired style for this season.

Anaessia featured a stunning collection of romantically ruffled dresses in bold colours of purple and red. Dresses featured voluminous shoulder detail and tutu lace style skirts in textured and luxurious fabrics. The divine collection was a very feminine and pretty collection for the winter party season.

Ben Sherman

Intricate details are an everyday design technique for Baccini and Hill who showcased their latest bridal couture and evening wear collection. Silk dresses took to the runway in timeless designs which were fitted, belted at the waist and floated to the ground. The dresses were accessorized with this seasons faux fur shrug and delicately embroidered for that Baccini and Hill ‘touch.’

Im Boutique showcased a seductive lingerie parade featuring prominent black lace, beautifully detailed corsets and black sheer shirts to cheekily layer over the divine pieces.

im boutique

Brides of Melbourne catered for every bride from the traditional to the modern with timeless designs. Straight gowns which were backless and featured elaborate embroidery of lace and beads were simple yet breathtaking. Pretty bows sewn onto the skirt of a traditional voluminous dress showcased the quality workmanship that goes into a wedding gown.

Words: Angela Fedele

Photography: S De Varax

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