The cooler months need not be gloomy with Melburnians dressed in safe black yet again. Prahran retailers are asking us to be bold this year and embrace colour, lines and stripes, pattern and even a bit of romance, as Style Melbourne discovered at LMFF’s Famous for Fashion series: The Chapel Street Edition. Designers let us know we do not need to be afraid of bright jewels, powerful colours, and even dabbling a little in the ever glam animal print, to liven up our wardrobe and mood, as Melbourne gets a little chillier.
Gold is in. Lisa Taranto gave us bold gold shorts and Kings of Carnaby a fabulous statement gold dress. Designer Treslise Cooper proved that florals can work outside of summer, in the form of a statement pair of trousers teamed with a salmon cape jacket.
Bold multi-coloured patterns are it for evening wear, according to Wayne Cooper. And for the more adventurous, label Fool offered us extremely bright multi-coloured patterns for, well, everything. With red, yellow and purple fluffy ear muffs topping off the look; very 90s, very Bjork.
Christopher Chronis’ flowing purple animal print dress is perfect for evenings out. Gorman’s bright layered outfits showed us how to prepare for four seasons in one day with style. The 60’s mod style also got a nod. Designers like Veronika Maine proved that keeping warm can be stylish with tailored jackets, while ever so cute and quirky hats were a feature throughout the show, complimenting outfits from Alpha60 and Henry Bucks.
Forever New gave us affordable romance via glitter cardigans, faux fur, gloves and pretty dresses in pastel hues. While Nicolangela offered stunning evening pieces, and yes a little bit of black just to reassure us.
Do you feel ready for Autumn/Winter yet?
Guest post by Lisa-Jane Tutt
Photography by Chris Moore