Style Melbourne

Designer Series 3 (+ video)

Some of Melbourne’s most loved designers put on one hell of a show Thursday night, with the likes of Alice Burdeu, Lucy McIntosh and Kate Peck gracing the runway draped in some magnificent new season pieces.

LIFEwithBIRD opened the evening with geometric patterned frocks in a wide range of silhouettes, from body con to dramatically draped. Being Melbourne, shades of grey and the odd black piece were thrown in for good measure.

Alice McCall followed up her sisters’ range with her signature range of quirky feminine pieces, utilising Nan’s couch for a brand new take on the mini dress. McCall ensured she covered all bases when it came to using a variety of textures in her current collection, with knits, jerseys and flowing silks featuring heavily.

Leopold ensured that the boys will be upholding the seemingly everlasting nautical trends, with boat shoes, navy blue and stripes a plenty strutting down the runway.

A girly girls’ dream was Bettina Liano’s Spring range, with pastels, ruffles, frills and faded denim making for a ‘Little House on the Prairie’ vibe. Nevanka went for an excess of silk and chiffon paired with 70’s style prints in their ultra feminine collection consisting of maxi dresses to suit almost any taste.

Lisa Gorman never disappoints, but this has to be her best range to date, with candy colours mixed with just the right amount of muted tones. Shapes were voluminous yet allow for one to show off their figure with the simple inclusion of a cute glittery belt or scarf tied around the waist. Outfits were finished with the most darling purple wooden clogs, a trend which will most certainly be getting a workout this season.

Obus upped the ante yet again, with their current collection featuring an array of voluminous shapes and hippie inspired floral patterns. Throw in the odd corset and full skirt an you’ll win me over any day.

Arabella Ramsay kept in tune with her signature style with her new collection featuring sequins, plenty of frills and delicate prints, while Manning Cartell experimented heavily with varied texture and a widely ranging colour palette.

Nicolangela managed to ensure her latest range of formal themed wear was anything but generic, with plenty of beading and pleat detail to please even the most discerning bride-to-be, or anyone for that matter who is just after the perfect fairytale frock.

Wayne Cooper finished the evening with structure, shape and volume. Utilising a strong colour palette consisting mainly of his trademark monochromatic tones, Wayne’s collection is sure to be a hit this Spring Racing Carnival.

Wise words by Bronwyn Miller

Comments are closed.

Post Navigation