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Autumn Winter 2011 trends via the Fashion Capital

As a part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011, Chadstone staged its own catwalk parades divided into fashion forward trends of the season. Here are a selection of our favourites;

Urban Warrior: Chunky embellishments, leather and aggressive statement pieces rule this trend. Platforms are ruling the shoe world today.

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

City Safari: Animal prints with a touch of fur, plus a palette of green are kings of this urban jungle trend. Khaki hues and camel pleated shorts stood out.

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

Lady Luxe: Inspired by a 60’s silhouette, fur and leather were again portrayed as must-haves along with A-line skirts. Menswear bounced back with white placket shirts and a colour palette of navy and black. This trend speaks to class, elegance and femininity.

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

The “New” Nude: Embrace the classic tailored look. Beige and peach tones with a clean silhouette incorporate lace and the touch of ‘romance’.

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

Colour Block: Pop-art with bold colours scream out  as Fat introducing a beautiful coral sweater. Bubble skirts for the ladies and daring checks for the men showcased the trend. Once again the 60’s silhouette really shone in this trend, it almost feels like an homage to the Scooby Doo show!

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

Abstract Print: Psychedelically prints and pastel tones swirl to trick the eye.

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

Studio 54: The 70’s are back with relaxed silhouettes, long maxi dresses and a whole lot of velvet! Fur (faux please) and retro prints were on trend in beautifully crafted hats.

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

Cocktail: Influenced by the 1920’s cocktail-cabaret era, White Suede took to the stage with a glamorous gold dress. An urban twist to this trend makes it feel like witnessing the 1920’s remade today. Gorgeous head pieces with jewels and fitted silhouettes are a trademark of this look. Menswear included bow-ties and the good old three-piece suits. Deep. dark colours and beautiful jewelled embellishments by Thurley were another stand out.

LMFF 2011: parade in the Fashion of Chadstone

Pretty prose by Natasha Pitra

Fab photos by Edy Lianto

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