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LMFF: Autumn Winter 2012 Wishlist

Now that the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival has wrapped – bar the wonderful cultural program – I find it valuable to look back over the week (or rather the nine days) that was for Winter wardrobe inspiration. Below I dish up my personal inspiration from LMFF on future DIY projects, styling ideas or trends to try and quite simply pieces to invest in. The list leans more towards pieces that I would be brave enough to wear out of the house, in real life on a regular day, so your Maticevski’s and your avant garde labels are somewhat overlooked (naturally menswear is excluded also) even if I adore them. I spied a lot of black sequins, botanical florals, gold and even a little marbled print. My wallet is quivering with fear as I type.

BUY: This Alice McCall stair print reminds me of an M.C. Escher artwork. Love the skirt version also.

BUY: Who needs Elvis’ blue suede shoes when I can make do with this Arthur Galan AG blue velvet blazer.

STYLE: I know it’s winter but I’d save something like this Carla Zampatti spotted number for the Spring Racing Carnival; either classically styled with a big black brimmed hat or with a more youthful punch of neon.

DIY/BUY: Everyone went loco over Gorman’s be-pom-pomed hooded onesie; but for kitsch appeal I saw this and immediately thought “I simply must own a zebra sweater”.

BUY/TREND: One of the best digital/photographic prints of the season. Jolet’s cityscape is so impactful when worn head to toe.

BUY: This berry hue is divine, especially for a brunette. I could easily can easily style this Kirrily Johnston piece dressed up or down, for day or night.

BUY: More berry by Lisa Taranto (must be my go-to colour for the season). An easy dress to slip into high-rotation in my wardrobe.

BUY: In my top three collections of the week. I’d wear everything by Scanlan and Theodore this season; but if I had to pick it would be this slinky olive maxi-gown.

BUY: Thurley indulges my need for glitz. The low back makes it an instant winner.

BUY/TREND: Another great photographic print by White Suede. Love how saturated with colour this one is.

DIY: I have to hold myself back from adding fringing to everything at the moment. Mimco give me an excuse to trim my umbrella.

DIY: Rachel Gilbert provides some inspiration for shoulder embellishment. Could do this with a basic tee shirt and bugle beads (or even tiny safety pins if you’re hard core).

DREAM ABOUT: Graduate designer Natalia Grzybowski showcased my favuorite collection at LMFF.

STYLE: Clashing geometric prints? Dion Lee makes it a must-do.

BUY: Another top three of the festival collection from Ellery. The punched out leather and the full on gold cinched it for me.

STYLE: Sweater dressing; I find myself drawn to this style this season. Diverse examples from Gary Bigeni, Scanlan and Theodore and Forever New show how to wear it over a leather skirt, tutu or belted.

STYLE: So obviously I’d never go this over the top, but this accessory as seen at Nevenka’s showing, reminds me how lovely live florals can be when added to an outfit. Perhaps just a lapel pin, brooch or hair adornment.

STYLE: Ditch the gloves and I’d wear this look from nicolangela immediately. Opaques, a tunic dress (berry, again) and tassel earrings? Sold.

BUY/TREND: I’d save this lovely marbled skirt by The Social Studio for next summer.

BUY: I’ll never get sick of a versatile printed shirt-dress. This one by Talulah gets bonus points for being green.

Excuse my self indulgence. I’d love to hear in the comments which pieces you spotted on the runway at LMFF and now covet?

One Thought on “LMFF: Autumn Winter 2012 Wishlist

  1. Love your ideas! I have to say, at the moment I am a sucker for photographic prints, neons and touches of metallics, so pretty much the whole collection from White Suede had me drooling!

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