Australian RTW spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFW
Fashion Palette brought a group of six Australian womenswear designers to show their collections to the New York and international fashion community at the sleek runway of Pier 59. Cards at our seats encouraged us to “Instagram the glam” and there was plenty of it to go around. Each of the six designers brought their own version of glamour to the runway creating a show that was inspiring and energetic.
Con Ilio- Ilio opened up the show with a green feathered frock and continued with full throttle glamour from there. The collection was made up of red carpet-worthy dresses with breathtaking textural details and finished with a dramatic illusion bridal gown so heavily beaded you could hear it rustling across the runway.
Cristahlea-Cristahlea’s collection was comprised of 70s-inspired garments with lots of shine. Metallic fabrics, rhinestones and brocade: there was no skimping on the rich fabrications. While the soundtrack to the show was a tribute to the Big Apple, the clothing was sure to appeal to jet set Australians and New Yorkers alike.
HomeBodii-HomeBodii’s designs were a modern update on lingerie classics. A clearly bridal vibe, romantic robes and dreamy rompers with lovely lace insets reigned. A few corded lace dresses any bride would be glad to bring along on her honeymoon topped off the show.
Milanja-This collection was strong but feminine. Flowing silk dresses in kept things lady like while the bold blues and yellows that punctuated the collection kept it feeling modern and mature.
Stephanie Chehade was the most minimal of the designers that showed. Cheade kept her collection almost entirely to a palette of black and white. The clean modern collection was comprised of simple well cut shapes including several very wearable jumpsuits and rompers.
Finally, Sui Generis’s low-key sultry vibe permeated the flowing modern goddess inspired Generis collection. The colour palette was mainly cool pastels and silver punctuated by column dress in matte black sequins.
Each of these designers already has a clear point of view and is well deserving of a place in the international spotlight which, no doubt, after the show they now have.
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