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MSFW: Designer Series 1 ‘Gala’

We would expect nothing less than glamour and perhaps a hint of refined quirk from the collection of designers in Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s Designer Series 1 ‘Gala’.

The opening was exquisite and unexpected – feathered headwear designs by Richard Nylon accompanied by Toni Maticevski garments on dancers and Neo Dia on models. The dance piece composed by David Fanske encapsulated natural beauty with an animalistic essence.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Richard Nylon millinery with Neo Dia

Christine took us on a round the world trip with eclectic ensembles and rich, global nomad inspired prints. There were retro silhouettes, block colours and bold accessories. No model was left unadorned.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Christine

Nicolangela’s use of spliced silks in rich navy hues and fuschias ‘popped’ yet retained a sense of elegance and sophistication. There were maxi lengths and flowing lines.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Nicolangela

Arthur Galan’s palette combined bold cobalt blues with clean whites. Particularly eye catching was the gold metallic suit for women.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Arthur Galan AG

Yeojin Bae wowed with soft tailoring and thigh high splits. Soft blush tones, nudes and navys were mixed back with cobalts and magentas. The retro floral print in a warm palette of greens, oranges and aubergines was a personal favourite. Of course, an injection of sequinned hot pants never goes astray.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Yeojin Bae

Dom Bagnato’s sharp suiting was complimented by a predominantly neutral palette with injections of pop and washed colour.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Dom Bagnato

Thurley’s pieces were pure exaggerated adornment. Metallics, sequins, beading and feathers made for unique and striking garments. The ultimate refined flirty.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Thurley

Timeless and elegant were Gwendolynne’s gowns with intricate attention to detail and delicate beading.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Gwendolynne

Fine attention to detail was key for Aurelio Costarella with feathered garments, embellishments, statement neck pieces, exaggerated shoulder details and cut out features.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Aurelio Costarella

Rachel Gilbert’s pieces proved embellishments never die. I was particularly in favour of the black off the shoulder maxi length gown and white embellished jacket.

Designer Series 1 Gala MSFW Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011

Rachel Gilbert

Words – Taylor Kelly

Photography – Edy Lianto

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