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LMFF 2011: Runway 1

The official L’Oreal Paris Runway series kicked off on Tuesday with Runway One. Carla Zampatti opened the show with her high class collection, featuring luscious velvets, neat ladylike tailoring with splashes of tangerine thrown into the mix of monochromatic pieces. The designer combined evening elegance suited to women of all

MSFW: Designer Series 1 (+ video)

Arnsdorf opened the Designer Series 1 runway at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2010. The designs possessed constrained volume and geometric construction with pastel colours and fractal patterns. Vibrant and fun short chiffon skirts, cropped jackets and puffy sleeved dresses were spotted. Also we witnessed stiff neoprene formed into cocoon-like silhouettes

Diamondiferous Alexi Freeman Spring Summer 2010/11

We featured select pieces in a recent fashion shoot but here is Alexi Freeman‘s latest collection in its unadulterated glory. The collection celebrates all of the shiny rocks that designers (ie. Owl of Eden, Dion Lee, even Romance was Born is a tad ‘Dark Crystal’ at the moment) seem to be

Rainy Day SALE

It’s raining, it’s pouring, my wardrobe’s looking boring… Alexi Freeman and Milly Sleeping have teamed up for a sale to solve my sartorial issues while keeping fashion lovers warm and dry. Selected current season Alexi Freeman pieces will be available at up to 30% off while past seasons could be as

Designer call out: Chambord Shine Awards

The third time is proving to be a delicious charm as the Chambord Shine Awards part trois ventures to Melbourne for the first time. The Shine Awards are searching for Melbourne designers to take part in a runway showcase of their latest collections here in early July. Some finalists will

LMFF Runway Two

Bold  and daring was the theme on Tuesday night as LMFF Runway 2 took to the catwalk at Central Pier. Romance Was Born kicked off proceedings in a manner that only they can.  Model Samantha Harris strutted her stuff in a incredibly detailed red knit dress, signalling RwB’s them of

LMFF Designer Award Finals 2010

We  skipped over to the Sofitel on Collins last week to take a behind the scenes look at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Designer Award 2010 finals. To re-cap the finalists for the coveted award are Lui Hon, Dion Lee, Gail Sorronda, Dhini Couture, Gary Bigeni, Konstantina Mittas and Therese

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #26

Maurie & Eve are holding a clearance sale in Melbourne for the first time. Up to 85% off everything for two days only. Find it at Suite 6/1 Yarra Street in Richmond this evening from 5pm ’til 9pm and tomorrow from 9.30am ’til 5pm. Model Jessica Hart chats with FTV

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #20

Local designer Katinka Poole has won second place at the Triumph Inspiration Award held during Milan Fashion Week recently. Hilary Swank and Vogue Italia’s Editor in Chief were among the judging panel, deciding which lingerie design would win in the international competition with a theme this year of “Icons”. Katinka’s

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #19

If you didn’t get along to Trimapee’s Damaged Disposition MSFW show you may have missed their collaboration with Nelson beer. The design duo, Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci, have created a coat of arms featuring design elements like button, zips and braiding to grace limited edition labels on Nelson bottles.