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RAFW 2010 Wrap

Some observations from the fashion week that was… Going strong: The colour lilac, cat’s eye sunglasses, specialist digital prints, all manner of transparency and sheerness, daytime leather, unstructured drape (and the lovely sunshine harbour-side). Going, going, gone: Harem pants and playsuits, especially drop-crotched varieties. Thank the fashion gods. Best gift:

Roopa Pemmaraju resort wear at RAFW

Roopa Pemmaraju presents her latest resort wear and swim wear collection titled “Beach¬†Goddesses” at RAFW 2010. The Indian-born, currently Melbourne-based designer has built her label upon floaty kaftans, bright colours (this collection features sunny yellow, a splash of red and sky blue predominantly) and the creation of uniquely mesmerising prints.

Dhini ‘Mughal Empress’ SS10/11 at RAFW

Dhini re-visits the 1500’s Indian Mughal Empire for her upcoming Spring Summer 2010/11 collection yet somehow translates this into an ultra-modern look. Having created an intricate digital print inspired by the distinctive architecture of the time (think Taj Mahal), Dhini then applied pleating and draping techniques to luxurious silk georgette

Lui Hon Spring Summer 2010/11 at RAFW

Lui Hon‘s Spring Summer 2010/11 collection titled “So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away” is evocative of fragility. Some pieces were literally hanging by a thread. His complex layers were rendered in sheer, asymmetrical and ombre dyed fabrics. Nudes, dreamy blue greys and crisp white were set off by

Arnsdorf Spring Summer 2010/11 at RAFW

There’s much to be said for picking a few sublime colours and letting simplicity and cut speak for themselves. Arnsdorf‘s Jade Sarita Arnott presented a collection of block coloured frocks in moss green, dusty orange, golden tan and lilac with the addition of an abstract digital print broke up the

Kirrily Johnston ‘Apocolypto’ at RAFW 2010

Kirrily Johnston likes to play with the idea of people in tribes. While some labels often tend to reference more literal ideas of a certain culture (eg “Parisian chic” or “Grecian”), Johnston’s tribes are usually an imagined vision of what could be. As the title suggests, this time around her