Why hello Mr. Perry! Welcome to Melbourne. While you were fashionably late (a whopping 45 minutes) to start the Red Carpet Runway this evening, you certainly proved worth it.
Megan Gale hit the runway – both opening and closing the show – looking more gorgeous than ever with an extreme ponytail and directional eye make-up (Rae Morris go have a G&T and a lie down you earned it). While the dramatic eyes may have been a little painful for the strutting beauties, it did look painfully slick. Perry’s upcoming range ‘Cuban Princess’ takes heed of Latino beauty. The range featured a modified, cut-out halter neckline, a floral print spliced in at the pockets and heavily sequined bodices. A myriad of vivacious colour blocks; citrus, candy pinks and island blues, were offset by crisp white. Perry’s signature floor-length gowns were either a-line and revealingly slit, or relaxed columns tied with a bow over the shoulder (yes, like a regimental soldier).
Yet my favourite among the dazzling array of undoubtedly glamourous pieces was more demure. A simple, collared, button-down shirt dress; sleeveless in Perry’s black-based rosetta print. A gentle warning for those who wish to adorn themselves in Alex Perry this Spring Summer season; start toning those arms and shoulders now (it also wouldn’t hurt to practice your Marilyn Monroe wiggle in constricting pencil skirts). Viva la fashion!
Fantastic photos by S De VaraxTags: alex perry, amanda ware, cassi van den dungen, LMFF, loreal melbourne fashion festival, megan gale, models, rachael rutt, red carpet runway, summer trends 2012