Runway 7 at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival is all about Glamour (capitalisation necessary). Collette Dinnigan had her way with embellished ace once again. Alex Perry delved firmly into cocktail hour territory with mini-dresses and high-sheen. In a preview of his Red Carpet runway the following night, Toni Maticevski added frills and fringing to liven up a sombre palette. The sequin-obsessed Rachel Gilbert was at is again (I am not opposed). I particularly like her orange shift with beaded shoulders – somehow reminiscent of sea urchins. Feathers were the highlighting detail during Aurelio Costarella’s moody-as-Maticevski showing. Camilla and Marc we all about short hemlines, a jewel blue and gathering. Yet it was Scanlan and Theodore for the finale that really caught my eye. They delved into delicious noir sequins, shimmer, sheer and lace without ever verging on being frivolous.
Why wait for a red carpet occasion? Where would you wear these pieces?
Photography by Scott Gick