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Black, White & Metallic all over: Myer Autumn Winter 2013

Debuting as an ambassador on Myer‘s Autumn Winter catwalk, model Alexandra Agoston’s mystique proved a perfect foil for Jennifer Hawkins’ sunny (shall I say with ‘lightly sparkling’) demeanour. While in the long term Alexandra may not prove to have the same mass market appeal as Jen, in fashion industry circles she certainly has more cachet. I approve of Myer’s refreshing, somewhat risky choice in moving away from the beachy blondes into a more evolved, sophisticated realm. After all, don’t you agree Australian fashion is moving on?

If this ‘edit’ by stylist Thelma McQuillan (Harper’s Bazaar) of Myer’s Autumn Winter offerings is anything to go by we should all be wearing a lot of black, white, metallic and décolletage once the weather turns. Some highlights from the showcase;

Maticevski opened the show with a continuing emphasis on the hips with winged peplums featuring on many pieces. He favoured luxe, heavyweight fabrics such as brocade and leather accentuated with stones and gold.

It was a continuing sexing-up for Nicola Finetti. He presented popping digital prints, high-sheen blacks and sporty silhouettes. For me it was kind of super-heroine-on-her-day-off style.

Can I just take a moment to acknowledge how much Cue has been killing it lately? Their structured shapes and thoughtful, panelled construction gave more than you would expect from the high-street. Perhaps they could soon take on the more prestigious ‘label’ rather than ‘brand’ status.

Mark down Arthur Galan AG as you go-to for winter womens’ outerwear. This season he showcased western-tinged ponchos and sophisticated, dramatically-sized coats.

Teresa Liano has perfected the fine art of producing pieces that you’d like to steal from your mum’s wardrobe for T.L.Wood. I’d particularly like to float around in her sheer tunic dress in what looks like a cobalt blue snakeprint.

Sass & Bide finished strongly with yet another fan-pleasing collection. The only exception in my opinion was Jennifer’s (perhaps custom?) finale dress. The diamonte-laden gown was too reminiscent of something her former glitzy pageant peers might don for their evening wear section. However  a pair of textured mini dresses were fascinating; the white and black duo featured fluttering strips of organza so delicate we initially mistook them for delicate feathers. Black Swan eat your heart out.

 Photography by Edy Lianto

 Toni Maticevski for Myer A/W 2013

Nicola Finetti for Myer A/W 2013

Cue for Myer A/W 2013

T.L. Wood for Myer A/W 2013

Sass & Bide for Myer A/W 2013

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